Each organization is limited to one EOI submission. This call is no longer limited and therefore no longer requires pre-materials be submitted to ORIF. We are leaving this link here as an FYI.
Friday, August 13, 2021, 5pm PT This call is no longer limited.
External Deadline: September 6, 2021 at 5pm Maputo Time
Funding Information: Funding availability and amounts will depend on the ideas generated during the collaboration process as well as the funding capacity of participating organizations, which are not necessarily limited to USAID.
Who May Serve as PI: Public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA.
The intent of the BAA is to create high-quality, effective partnerships to pilot new and innovative ways to improve the resilience of coastal communities living in rich land and marine ecosystems that are vulnerable to climatic shocks and environmental degradation. Working with the public and private sector, civil society, and religious stakeholders, this activity will develop and pilot projects that will create a significant number of jobs and sustainable economic opportunities for youth and women, while having positive impacts on the long-term health and productivity of critical ecosystems, particularly the extraordinarily diverse marine ecosystems that are vital to food security.
Particular areas of focus include:
1. Conserve coastal and marine ecosystems (e.g., mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs) and important fish habitats to support improved climate resilience, fisheries management, food security, sustainable livelihoods, and the conservation of high biodiversity areas;
2. Expand diversified, equitable economic growth in the face of climate change to create real, significant employment and livelihood opportunities, particularly for youth and women, to benefit the entire community.
3. Support youth, as leaders and change agents, to collaborate with government, civil society, and the private sector to sustainably manage natural resources and more equitably adapt, mitigate and respond to shocks and stresses.
These challenges should be addressed through a combination of strategic approaches that:
- Build on local capacity, working across a mix of public, private, civil society, and religious institution stakeholders, and focused on scalability and sustainability.
- Increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems to climate change, potentially through demand driven climate information and services.
- Recognize the movement, particularly of youth, between Cabo Delgado and the rest of Northern Mozambique, with a focus on reducing vulnerability to recruitment into extremist activities.
- At least part of the coastal and marine ecosystems activities should focus on reducing threats to the ecosystem in high biodiversity areas.
- Learn from the success or challenges from other development investments.
- Leverage the private sector and other sources of investment for employment and income generation through sustainable livelihood approaches.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.