USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The goal of the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience activity is to assist communities, the GOU and the private sector to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems for lasting environmental and economic sustainability and increased community and household resilience. The activity will achieve this through three interrelated outcomes: (1) Outcome 1: Economic, financial, and social investments are linked to and incentivize conservation; (2) Outcome 2: Governance arrangements benefit biodiversity and enable communities to benefit from biodiversity; and (3) Outcome 3: GOU strengthens its sustainable management of targeted protected areas and biodiversity adjacent to protected areas.

The goal of the Biodiversity for Resilience activity is based on the theory of change that: If an integrated approach for sustainable management of biodiversity (both within and outside protected areas) is taken to leverage the leadership of communities, the GOU, and the private sector and facilitate the success of conservation enterprises, Then Ugandans will: (1) Have increased capacity to manage biodiversity; and (2) Derive economic and other benefits that incentivize conservation; and (3) Enhance coexistence and reduce conflicts with wildlife.

2) Eligibility

In response to this NOFO, any U.S. or non-U.S. organizations, non-profit, or for-profit entity is eligible to apply.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Uganda.

4) Budget

USAID intends to provide $15,000,000 in total USAID funding for the award. The entire period of performance is anticipated to be five (5) years from the effective date of award. Expected Number of Awards: 1.

5) Application

Please submit your applications to the email address KampalaUSAIDSolicita(a)USAID.gov, to the attention of Mohammad Kamal Ayub, Agreement Officer by September 05, 2019 5:00 p.m. Washington, DC Time.