The Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF-VCP) is continuing its momentum with the latest development being the Call for Proposals (CfP) which is now out for the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Enterprise Development Programme, EbAEDP.
Throughout this week, the Small Business Enterprise Centre, SBEC, went out into selected communities of the Vaisigano Catchment Area (VCA) to conduct trainings that will help them draw up viable proposals for funding of their business ideas. Trainings will continue next week.
This is to ensure that the target communities in the VCA have a higher chance of reaping the benefits of this activity under the wider GCF-VCP, Samoa’s first project funded by GCF along with the Government of Samoa, supported by UNDP. It is also the country’s largest climate change adaptation and resilient project to date with a total worth of $65.7 million US dollars.
The EbAEDP is a programme of the GCF-VCP that the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE), the Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) and SBEC are working collaboratively on.
The deadline for proposals is 24th June 2019.
“We have high expectations that through a collaborative effort between MNRE, CSSP and SBEC, applicants will fully understand the application process, the eligibility criteria for EbAEDP activities and enterprises, be able to answer any questions from applicants so they can submit quality proposals for potential EbA enterprises by June, and to build their confidence in seeking help from CSSP and SBEC regarding EbA enterprises,” said Soe Elika Tutagalevao, Principal
Business Trainer, GCF based at SBEC.