FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - for Sustainable Cities from National Geographic.

RFP: Sustainable Cities As the global population heads toward nine billion people by 2020, urban areas are facing increased pressure to provide services for ever-growing numbers of inhabitants. Cities create new ecosystems of human production and consumption that can provide great efficiencies in resource distribution (e.g., mass transit is far more energy efficient than individual transportation; every kilometer of pipe/rail/sewer serves a higher proportion of people than in the countryside). Hence, cities are not necessarily bad for the environment; in fact, they could be ideal solutions for many of the challenges faced by our growing populations. We seek proposals from around the world that aim to test innovative approaches to issues surrounding the production or consumption of energy, food, infrastructure (including transportation or “green space”), and freshwater in and around cities. Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:    develop or scale up household- or community-based solutions to well-defined problems in urban environments; identify and assess new or unrecognized urban sustainability problems to inform solutions or policies; or use public-private partnership models to make cities more sustainable. Applicants may request from $10,000 to $150,000 to be used over one or two years, of which up to 20 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant or team members (please see the How to Apply page regarding stipend eligibility), and up to 15 percent of which can be used for institutional overhead (applicable only for awarded grants of at least $50,000). Projects may be focused around conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology, but all applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of your work (e.g., how many people are affected by the problem; how quickly and easily solutions can be adopted or scaled up). On the application, please select “The Human Journey” for Lens, “Standard” for Grant Type, and “Sustainable Cities” for RFP.    Kind Regards,   Leonard   Leonard Dikobe Chief Executive Officer Kalahari Conservation Society   Plot 398, Extension 4 Kgasa Close, Off Independence Avenue P.O. Box 859 Gaborone, Botswana Tel: +(267) 397 4557 Fax: +(267) 391 4259 Email: 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Government of Japan Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)

The Government of Japan has opened the applications for the Government of Japan's grant scheme called 'Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)'. Information form and application form are available from our website and the Embassy of Japan's reception. The website is available from here: If you need further information, please kindly go over the link below:  http://www.botswana.emb-japan.newweb/itprtop_en/ggp.html For more information please contact the Japanese Embassy. Reika HORIO (Ms.) Grant Coordinator Embassy of Japan in Botswana Tel: +267-391-4456 | Fax: +267-391-4468 E-mail:  

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Ambassador’s Special Self‐Help Fund

The Ambassador's Special Self‐Help Fund provides grants to assist small‐scale community development projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level. Projects must include significant community contribution and/or involvement and lead to ongoing, self‐sustaining activities.