The UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) in Ghana has received funds under the GEF-6 to implement strategic interventions for mercury reduction (elimination) in artisanal and small scale mining. Accordingly, the GEF/SGP announces the 2018 "call for proposals" to award small grants of up to US$50,000 to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for the most innovative initiatives in:

  1. awareness creation on the harmful effects of the wrong use of mercury and promotion of sustainable mining within selected landscapes;
  2. artisanal and small scale miners training in alternative gold processing technologies that reduce mercury use, emissions and releases;
  3. community remediation of degraded and contaminated mining areas and promotion of alternative livelihoods enterprises to those adversely affected by the mining activities.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be

  • local non-governmental or non-profit organizations operating in Ghana with valid Registrar General’s Department and Social Welfare certificates; and
  • have relevant experience and proven records of working with communities in mining areas or groups engaged in artisanal and small scale mining.

Time Framework:

Call for proposals are opened from the date of this advertisement till December 31, 2018. Applications would be processed as and when they are received and successful applicants would be notified immediately.

For full details on the eligibility criteria, preferred bio-geographic areas, country programme strategy, guidelines for applications, application forms and project document, please send expression of interest to GeorgeO@unops.org; or write directly to The National Coordinator, UNDP GEF-SGP, Box 1423, Accra.

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