Call for Project Concepts and Strategic Proposals at Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) Nigeria

Global Environmental Facility

Small Grants Programme in Nigeria


Call for Project Concepts and Strategic Proposals


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria on behalf of Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) Nigeria is now calling for Project Concepts and Strategic Project Proposals that may be supported during the current Operational Phase 5 (OP5) of the GEF-SGP.


The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides grants to civil society organizations (including national NGOs, community-based organizations, and indigenous peoples organisations) in the following GEF focal areas: mitigation of climate change (CC), conservation of biodiversity (BD), protection of international waters (IW), reduced impact of chemicals and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), prevention of land degradation (LD), and promotion sustainable forest management (SFM). SGP also seeks to generate sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty, and create community empowerment.


The Project Concept is requested under the regular grant process and funding may be provided from GEF not exceeding USD50,000 while funding for the Strategic Project may be provided from the GEF not exceeding US$150,000. There must be evidence of secured commensurate co-financing for both regular and strategic projects. All OP5 Regular and Strategic Project for SGP Nigeria must be planned to take place during the 5th Operational Phase of SGP and ending by December 2014.


All interested and eligible NGOs/CBOs and local community organizations that wish to submit project concept and or Strategic Projects proposals for SGP Nigeria should please send an email to the address:  requesting for or visit  to download the Project Concept Guidelines and or Full Proposal Guidelines and Template. Project Concept under the regular grant process are collected and reviewed on a rolling basis and there is no deadline for submission. The deadline for submission of Strategic Proposal is 30th August 2013 Please note that only Project Concepts and Full Proposals that adhere strictly to the Guidelines would be reviewed. For further inquiry contact the National Coordinator, GEF-Small Grants Programme Office on the email address above or call telephone number +234 9876 7221. Please visit . for more information on GEF-Small Grants Programme.


This Request for Proposal does not amount to a commitment on the part of either GEF, SGP or UNDP either financially or otherwise. GEF-SGP UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Proposals without any obligation to inform the affected applicants of the ground for the acceptance or rejection.



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