The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Environment and Climate Action in Morocco

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in Morocco. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, water management, among other thematic priorities. The average contribution is between C$10 thousand to C$20 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to community organizations, non-profit organizations, local governments, academic institutions, and international non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission is 28 May 2020. Link

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Environment and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in the following countries: Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, and South Africa. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, water management, among other thematic priorities. The average contribution is between C$15 thousand to C$30 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to community organizations, non-profit organizations, local governments, academic institutions, and international non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission is 29 May 2020. Details

World Trade Organization — Young Professionals Program

The World Trade Organization (WTO) seeks applications from qualified young professionals (up to 32 years) who are nationals of a developing or least-developed country. The Young Professionals Program (YPP) offers selected young professionals the opportunity to gain work experience in the WTO. Each professional may express interest in up to three areas of the WTO, including Agriculture, Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures, Trade and Environment, among many others. Young Professionals receive a monthly salary starting at CHF 3,500 (depending on their qualification). The application deadline is 29 May 2020. Find more information here

Lion’s Share — Resilience in Wildlife Community Grants

The Lion’s Share supports initiatives in communities dependent on wildlife-based tourism to withstand the current Covid-19 outbreak and other future global shocks. Small grants of US$20 thousand to US$50 thousand will be made to non-profit organizations in developing countries to implement local community actions to protect severely threatened ecosystems or wildlife. Projects should focus on innovative solutions to wildlife conservation challenges, while simultaneously enhancing local people’s well-being and livelihood. The application deadline is 15 May 2020. Find the call

Chrysalis Trust — Grants for Livelihoods Projects

The Chrysalis Trust makes grants for the relief of poverty and disability, and the promotion of access to shelter, education, healthcare, and water. The geographical scope is locally in the North East of England; nationally in the UK; and internationally in developing countries. Past awards include examples of small-scale water projects and other support for local communities in Bangladesh, Zambia, Kenya, Syria, and elsewhere. Most grants are under £10 thousand. Grants are made to UK charities and international charities registered in the UK. The application deadlines are 15 May and 15 December of each year. Details

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia (Kazakhstan)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for small grants to promote conservation of biodiversity in the Mountains of Central Asia. This call is open to NGOs, community groups, universities, civil society organizations in Kazakhstan. The maximum funding amount per project is US$20 thousand. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 20 May 2020. Find the call

International Water Association — Professional Development Award

The International Water Association (IWA) Professional Development Award recognizes water sector companies that are making a significant contribution to the professional development of their employees. The 2020 edition will be awarded at the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Denmark (October 2020). The call for nominations closes 05 May 2020. IWA Professional Development Award

International Water Association — Women in Water Award

The International Water Association (IWA) Women in Water award acknowledges and celebrates female leadership in the field of water. The winner should have demonstrated leadership that had a significant positive impact on the development of the industry. The award is open to all women working in the water industry. The call for nominations closes 18 May 2020. IWA Women in Water Award

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia (Tajikistan)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for small grants to promote conservation of biodiversity in the Mountains of Central Asia. This call is open to NGOs, community groups, universities, civil society organizations in the Tajikistan. (Note: calls for proposals in other countries in the region will be forthcoming in the next weeks.) The maximum funding amount per project is US$20 thousand. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 25 May 2020. Click here for details

Swedish International Development Agency — Training Course: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The program has a strong focus on agriculture and water resources, planning and communication of climate information. Organizations in Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme “Climate change – Mitigation and Adaptation.” Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 03 May 2020. About the training course