Call for Proposals to support Innovative, Inclusive and Scalable Initiatives (Botswana)

Grant Size $10,000 to $100,000   ,   Closing Date


The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme in partnership with the Southern African Development Community - Great Green Wall Initiative (SADC-GGWI) and the Department of Forestry and Range Resources (DFRR) invites Community Based Organisations in Kweneng District, Nlapkhwane and Masukwane villages, to submit project proposals that promote and support innovative, inclusive and scalable initiatives, that foster multi-stakeholder partnerships at the local level.

The proposed initiatives should be designed to tackle and address environmental conservation and socio-economic benefits to the local communities within the three selected areas under the following focal areas: Land Degradation, Sustainable Land and Forest Management consistent with the Country’s National Action Programme for the SADC GGWI as well as the GEF targets.

Funding Information
  • The maximum grant amount for the proposed project under this call is Botswana Pula amount equivalent to USD 50,000.00.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertake consultations with local authorities, Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and other relevant stakeholders for consensus building, cooperation and partnership on SGP supported projects;

  • Propose pilot projects that promote sustainable land management (SLM) and sustainable forest management (SFM) measures focusing on one of the two (2) programme focus areas (Kweneng focuses on Sustainable utilization of forest and range resources to enhance people’s participation and develop income generation activities for the rural communities, whereas in Nlapkhwane and Masukwane the projects will focus on Rehabilitation of degraded areas especially agricultural areas.)

  • During implementation of projects, Grantees are expected to promote and enhance utilization of indigenous knowledge and traditional knowledge systems;

  • Oversee and ensure that all planned activities as per approved Annual Work Plans (AWPs) are implemented and adhere to the standards consistent with the respective sectoral requirements;

  • Conduct periodic project site visits and monitor project progress according to the approved AWPs;

Expected Outputs
  • In line with the approved Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), the expected outputs of the proposed projects include:

    • Reports (detailing monthly progress), both narrative and financial on the overall implementation of GEF/SGP projects.

    • Final report indicating desired results and impact as per the approved project proposal

    • At least 3 knowledge products for dissemination including but not limited to; guidance notes, toolkits, posters, brochures, and video documentary, short stories/articles, policy briefs etc.


  • The SGP only supports non-profit oriented institutions registered in Botswana such as; Civil Society Organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations and Community-Based Organizations), Academic and Research Institutions. Proposals submitted by the eligible entities should be as follows:

    • Proof of registration as a Civil Society Organisation (CBO, NGO or Cooperative Society) including copies of registration certificate, constitution or governing documents (Letter of authority);

    • Academic and Research Institutions established with an Act of Parliament, proof of registration or Act to be provided;

    • A consortium of CSOs can apply as partners with one CSO being the lead entity and executor of the project; institutional arrangements should show clear role clarity between the two entities.

    • CSOs led and working towards uplifting the inclusion of the vulnerable groups such as; Women, Youths, People Living Disabilities and San community are encouraged to apply.

Post Date: October 18, 2023

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