This fund is an initiative of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for climate change-related interventions in the African continent.
To achieve economic growth and food security in Africa promoting initiatives for adaptation to climate change.
Private sector and civil society entities.
Priority is given to Ethiopia; Ghana; Mali; Mozambique; Senegal; and Tanzania.
Other eligible countries are Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Africa; and Zambia.
This fund supports activities in the areas of adaptation and mitigation, clean energy and forestry, corresponding to the priority programming areas of Canada's international development policy.
Examples of eligible activities include access to and utilization of fuelwoods; biodiversity conservation; coastal zone protection; early warning systems; ecosystem services; improved farming systems; and water harvesting and irrigation. Innovative practices are preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Financial support is provided in the form of grants for up to 85% of the total project cost.
The last call for proposals was closed on 19 April, 2012. Notice of further rounds of calls will be given on the website, where guidelines and templates are also provided.
USD 19 million.