|Overview : |
The Small Grants Programme supports community-based initiatives aimed at securing global environmental benefits through community-level actions in the areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation & adaptation, protection of international waters, phasing out of persistent organic pollutants, prevention of land degradation and sustainable forest management.
In the context of this GEF5 –SLM project, the Objective of the small grant:
Rehabilitate at least 1000 ha of degraded land in the focus area indicated above, through the effective and efficient implementation of best bet conservation approaches and measures to ensure a positive move towards changing the land degradation trajectory within the Olifants landscape.
The proposed projects must meet environmental objectives while at the same time also supporting poverty reduction and local empowerment objectives.
4. SCOPE OF WORK
4.1 Applications are invited from registered Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in or working in the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality. Detailed application guideline and template is attached to this call.
4.2 The project proposal needs to be developed in close collaboration with the GEF 5 SLM Project Responsible Party for the Olifants Landscape, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Pretoria).
4.3 The project activities that will be supported through the Small Grants for the Olifants sub basin must lead to the rehabilitation of at least 1000 ha of land in the surroundings of Mphanama village. Rehabilitation activities should be done in close collaboration with Traditional Authorities and the local communities involved.
4.4 Land rehabilitation activities will include, but are not limited to the selective clearing and/or thinning of encroachers, the management of invasive alien plants (mechanical, biological and chemical), soil stabilisation, soil erosion prevention and control among others.