Donor: French Development Agency (AFD)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: France
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.09.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.500.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      East Timor

  2. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Kiwa Initiative aims to strengthen the resilience of Pacific countries and territories’ ecosystems, economies and communities by setting up a dedicated one-stop shop for funding projects that promote nature-based solutions (NBSs). NBS are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively.”

The Initiative helps build both local and national capacity, promotes approaches that are sensitive to social vulnerability and gender inequality and foster dialogue amongst donors, regional organisations and countries and territories to improve development aid coordination.

2) Eligibility

Potential beneficiaries are: National authorities, local authorities, regional organizations, local or international non-governmental organizations seeking to develop a project in at least two countries or territories from the list of eligible countries.

3) Location

Actions must take place in 15 Pacific Island countries, Timor Leste and three French territories.

4) Budget

Regional projects are between €1,500,000-€5,000,000.

5) Application

All applications must be submitted before 15 September 2021. All application details and templates can be downloaded from the given website. A full proposal must be submitted via the online application portal.

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