The Kiwa Initiative – Call for ideas 2021 now open for regional projects!

The Kiwa Initiative is a multi-donor program that aims to strengthen the climate change resilience of Pacific Island ecosystems, communities and economies through Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), that is to say by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring biodiversity. It is founded on an easier access to climate change adaptation and NBS funding for local and national governments, civil society and regional organizations in Pacific Island Countries and territories, including the three French overseas territories.

Big news, the call for ideas for regional projects is currently open until September, 15th 2021!

What is a regional project funded by the Kiwa Initiative?

Regional projects are between 1.5 and 5 million euros in grants. All projects must demonstrate their impacts in terms of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation through the use of Nature-based Solutions. A regional project involves at least two eligible countries or territories from the Pacific islands.

Who can apply for a regional project?
  • Local or national authorities and public institutions from the 19 eligible countries and territories (find the list here)
  • Regional organizations (Council of Regional Organizations of the Pacific, CROP) recognized by the Pacific Island States and Territories such as SPC or SPREP
  • International NGOs

All potential project leaders will be able to benefit from technical assistance provided by the Pacific Community (SPC) or the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

Find all the information about the regional project application process and the technical assistance on the:

Official website of the Kiwa Initiative

→ Kiwa Initiative AFD’s webpage

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