Adaptation Fund Project – Call for Concept Notes

The Government of Ghana has received a grant from the Adaptation Fund Secretariat and intends to apply part of the funds to create emerging income generating opportunities in livelihood diversification that would shift communities away from purely climate dependent sectors. Accordingly, the Adaptation Fund Project announces the 2017 “call for concept notes” to award small grants of up to US$50,000 to Civil Society and Community-based Organizations for the most innovative initiatives in some focal areas in the three (3) Northern Regions of Ghana. Women groups are encouraged to apply.

Proposed initiatives covers

1) Dry-season gardening activities

2) Fish farming

3) Agricultural processing schemes (shea butter, groundnut oil extraction, etc.,)

4) Bee-keeping activities

5) Establishment of tree seedling nurseries

6) Incorporating cultural values in river/dam basin protection


Applicants participating in these sub-projects will be assessed according to the following criteria:

a) Presence in the community where it proposed to manage the funds and relevant experience

b) Financial capacity – financial management and reporting, accounting system, operational procedures, fund oversight, disbursement, financial reporting and other internal control framework

c) Technical capacity – ability to implement and monitor a project

d) Managerial and administrative capacity – ability to plan, coordinate, and monitor activities

e) Proposed approach to managing the fund and working with communities and district assemblies

Time Framework:

Call for concept notes are opened from the date of this advertisement till 10 September 2017. Applications would be processed and successful applicants would be notified to submit full proposal for consideration.

For full details concerning eligibility criteria, guidelines for applications and application forms, please send e-mails to / /0240973625/ 0269842803 copying or write directly to:

The Project Coordinator

Adaptation Fund Project

Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation

P.O. Box MB 232, Accra, Ghana

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