Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador

Regional projects under KIWA initiative

05/05/2021 - 03:49

The call for ideas is open until 15 September 2021

A new Call for Ideas for regional projects under the KIWA initiative was published on 20 April and will remain open until 15 September 2021.

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 for climate change adaptation. You can find good information on the KIWA Initiative on its dedicated website:

There are several options for applications available:

  1. There will be opportunities for local projects; these include:
  • Very small grants, € 25,000 – 50,000
  • Small grants, € 50,000 – 100,000
  • Medium grants, € 100,000 – 400,000

This component is managed by the regional office of IUCN based in Fiji. Please consult the KIWA webpage for the eligibility criteria. You may contact IUCN if you have any questions on this component:

  1. There are also opportunities for regional projects, between € 1.5 and 5 million euros in grants. This component is managed by AFD with the support of the KIWA Initiative Secretariat. A regional project involves at least two countries or territories from the list of eligible countries. Any eligible country or territory may apply in partnership with at least one other country or territory. As mentioned above, a new Call for Ideas for regional projects has been launched and you can find more information about it on the KIWA webpage via the following link:

To apply for the 2021 Call for Ideas for regional projects of the KIWA Initiative, you should consult the Terms of Reference and the Concept Note model available on the webpage. The call for ideas is open until 15 September 2021.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the AFD and the KIWA Secretariat: Their contact form is also available on the webpage.

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