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EACN Monthly Newsletter

April 2019 
 Fostering knowledge transfer in Gender mainstreaming in conservation
Under a CEPF-funded project to build the organizational capacity of Civil Society Organizations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot, the Tropical Biology Association and the Eastern Afromontane –Regional Implementation Team organized a site visit and learning exchange in Tanzania in April 2019. The site exchange aimed at building the capacity of CEPF grantees in gender mainstreaming. The exchange was hosted by Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) with visiting grantees from Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, Nature Tanzania, Crane Conservation Volunteers Kenya and CEPF (Washington DC, USA). Bettie Luwuge from TFCG shares with us the lessons she learnt from the exchange.
 
 
"The exchange was an important platform to share experiences on gender mainstreaming. With the visiting grantees learning from our practices, we also had the opportunity to identify key areas to build upon our current experiences ensuring that we effectively mainstream gender into our projects.

During the exchange, we conducted several activities including holding discussions with the visiting grantees on gender issues at the organizational level and reviewing the represented organizations’ experience in gender integration. Further discussions were held on key challenges faced in gender mainstreaming. We then held a field visit in Soga village where we held discussions with the village representatives on gender issues and practices within the community.
We shared out a gender toolkit from which we discussed key insights on strengthening gender. This discussion will highly facilitate the improvement of the delivery of my project as we will work to strengthen gender monitoring, communication and documentation of individual cases while linking the gender toolkit as a guideline. The exchange further enhanced our understanding of gender integration in project design and implementation, working with different community members, aggregated gender data in reporting, gender policy as well as the role of gender awareness in decision making.

Following the visit to communities and discussions, we learnt that all communities are not homogeneous, and therefore approaches to gender mainstreaming may differ from one country, community and society to another. We realized the importance of remembering the goal of the intervention and the right entry point to gender mainstreaming and thereby having a thorough gender analysis at the design of the intervention.
Am grateful for the exchange as it was a great learning experience which also encouraged the formation of new networks and partnerships"

 

Opportunities and Resources

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium — Conservation Grants 2019
This makes conservation grants for research, local community involvement, capacity building, environmental education, and behavior change leading to improved conservation of wildlife and habitat. Grant requests may range from US$1 thousand to US$25 thousand, but grants are limited to US$5 thousand for first-time applicants. First-time applicants must submit a pre-proposal. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The next proposal reviews are mid-June, mid-September, and mid-December 2019.
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Deadline: Ongoing

Rufford Foundation — Grants for Nature Conservation
This makes grants for nature conservation undertaken by small and medium-sized organizations for projects in the developing world. The Foundation prefers projects that are pragmatic, and that have a significant human element. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grants, and completion grant. Grants are up to £5 thousand each for a first grant and a second grant.
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Deadline:Open until filled
Fondation Segré — Wildlife Conservation
This focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia and Australasia; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal
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Deadline: Open until filled





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