Third Call for Proposal OCTPBER 2023 - Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in PNG Grant support-call for proposal

Reference: CFP-UNDP-PNG-BCF-2023
Beneficiary countries: Papua New Guinea
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 30-Oct-2023
Deadline on: 08-Dec-2023 16:00 (GMT 11.00)


Submission process

There is a two-stage submission process.


Stage 1: Submission of short Expressions of Interest from eligible organisations. The template for the Expression of Interest is provided in Annex A.

At this stage, each applicant will be required to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate that your organization meets the eligibility and screening criteria. If your organization does not meet all the criteria, please do not proceed with a submission as it will not be considered beyond the pre-screening stage. Future call for proposals will have different project and eligibility criteria. Initial criteria against which proposals will be determined eligible include the following:

  • The lead organization is legally registered and operational for at least two years in Papua New Guinea. A copy of Investment Promotion Authority certificate will be required.

  • The protected area is legally recognized; a copy of the Gazettal notice will be required.

  • The targeted protected area has an established and delineated boundary; map of PA included in gazettal notice will be required.

  • The importance for biodiversity conservation and climate resilience can be clearly communicated.


Stage 1 screening and selection: The Secretariat will screen applications according to a fully completed Expression of Interest (Appendix A) and eligibility criteria. Applications that meet the criteria will be invited to send one representative to a ‘proposal development workshop’ held in Port Moresby. This workshop will explain the proposal development process and will assist applicants to begin to formulate their proposal. Invitation to this workshop does not imply or represent any commitment of funding


Stage 2: The full application template, guidance and required supporting documentation will be shared with successful Stage 1 applicants. Funding decisions will be subject to the Stage 2 selection process and final Board approval.


Timeline for submission process and dates

  • Launch of call for proposals: end of October 2023

  • Opportunity for project development calls with the Secretariat team: 13th – 24th November 2023

  • Submission deadline for Stage 1 proposals: 8th December 2023

  • Pre-screening by Fund Secretariat team: 15th January 2024

  • Stage 2 full proposal workshop: mid-February 2024. (Port Moresby – Date to be confirmed. Only successful stage 1 applicants will be invited to attend)

  • Submission deadline for Stage 2 full proposals: 15th March 2024

The Secretariat is available for a one-on-one zoom meeting to discuss your project idea and provide some guidance on the application process.

Information on Call for Proposals, and detailed requirements can be found at UNDP site: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice

Applicants should send the set of documents via email to admin@pngbcf.org with the following subject: ‘Call for Proposals for Low Value Grant’

All inquiries should be addressed to admin@pngbcf.org.

Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. The UNDP reserves the right to reject the application without any explanations.