The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Luxembourg Government Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) announces its 2nd Call for Innovation Fund proposals.
We invite, with preference, proposals from government institutions, private sector organizations or other organizations jointly implementing with government and/or private sector organizations.
The purpose of innovative project proposals must align with the MRLG project goal to pursue multi-stakeholder collaborations that will improve the tenure security of family farmers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV).
These should address this goal through a focus on land rights and customary tenure recognition; regulation of large scale land acquisition and responsible land-based investments.
The Innovation Fund (IF) grant window will provide project funding to a maximum of US$250,000 with up to 2 years implementation.
The Innovation Fund aims to provide grants that develop, demonstrate, promote or adopt transformative practices that can influence policy or be expanded and integrated into regular practices in support of family farmer tenure security.
To support innovative proposals, MLRG prefers submissions that propose a 2-phased approach.
The first phase used as a project incubation small grant up to US$75,000 over 6 months to design, plan and mobilize project activities that are then implemented in phase 2 for the remainder period, up to 2 years.
A total inclusive budget of US$ 250,000 is possible (total budget and period includes the small grant).
The 2nd Phase design will be subject to Project Steering Committee approval.
The 2nd MRLG Call offers new opportunities through Small Grants with funding up to a maximum of US$ 75,000 for 2 year implementation period.
We envisage funding 6 small grant projects and up to 8 large projects across the four countries.
The MRLG Project will select innovative interventions to fund through a transparent and competitive process. Proposals must be submitted in English.
All proposals must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 23 May 2016.