Colombia-UK PACT Just Rural Transition

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Name of the entity
Type of Support Provider
Close Date
Climate Objective
Eligible to submit a proposal
Non-state actors (e.g., academic/research institutions, non-profits, etc.)
Co-financing Requirement
Consortium Requirement
Funding Amount
USD 500,000
Sectors and Themes
Forestry and Other Land Use
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Rural Development
Call Summary
Through consultation with the current Government of Colombia, UK PACT has identified key opportunities for the Just Rural Transition sector. They are looking to award grant funding that supports equitable and inclusive rural transition toward a sustainable system of practices, providing increased prosperity for communities whilst reducing and reversing levels of deforestation, land degradation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Projects may contribute to agriculture, forestry, bioeconomy, or other sustainable land use in Colombia.

The focus will be on four areas of intervention:

Area of intervention 1 - Consolidate best agroecology and agroforestry practices for productive land reconversion and restoration with a sustainable market approach.

Area of intervention 2 - Develop effective traceability systems for no deforestation and land degradation in existing value chains under zero-deforestation agreements and non-timber forest products.

Area of intervention 3 - Enable more applied research and bioeconomy products development for sustainable production, use, commercialisation, and conservation of biological resources.

Area of intervention 4 - Improve the design and implementation of financial instruments for rural nature-based solutions, involving local communities.
Eligibility Criteria
All organisations with proven relevant experience in delivering technical assistance, capacity-building, technological innovation, development projects and applied research for sustainable development in agriculture, forestry, bioeconomy, or other land-use sectors in Colombia are invited to apply. This could be think tanks, consultancies, academic institutions, community organisations, NGOs, professional associations, or any similar organisations that have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver an eligible project.

Proposals must be led by non-profit organisations, although consortia with private sector members are welcome to apply. All consortia must have at least one local partner. Government agencies and government departments are not eligible to receive UK PACT funding.