Call for Proposals for the Regional Implementation Team
Information in Japanese: 中央アジア山岳地帯ホットスポット地域実施チーム(RIT)に関する提案書募
Opening Date: 1 April 2019
Closing Date: 13 May 2019
Location: CEPF, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 600, Crystal City VA 22202, USA
Email submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEPF will only accept proposals from the 13 groups listed below.
CEPF held an open call for expressions of interest from 27 February to 27 March 2019. The organizations listed below submitted an expression of interest by the closing date and are thus eligible to bid in a lead role for the RIT. There is no obligation for these organizations to submit a bid. These organizations are free to form partnerships with other organizations, regardless of whether those other organizations submitted an expression of interest. However, CEPF will only accept bids from the organizations below acting in a lead role. Organizations that did not submit an expression of interest wishing to be part of a consortium should approach any of the 13 groups listed below.
|No.||Organization||Lead Contact||Email Address|
|2.||ARGO - Civil Society Development Association||Jamila Asonovaemail@example.com|
|3.||Association for Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan||Vera Voronova||vera.voronova.acbk.kz|
|4.||Biodiversity Conservation Fund of Kazakhstan||Assylbekov Assylkhanfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com|
|5.||Ecological Development Information Aarhus Centre||Kanybek Isabaevfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6.||Institute for Sustainable Development Strategy||Anara Alymkulovaemail@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|7.||Kyrgyz Wildlife Conservation Society||Sergey Kulaginemail@example.com|
|9.||Plateau Perspectives||Marc Fogginfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com|
|10.||Regional Mountain Centre of Central Asia||Ysmaiyl Dairovfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11.||Wildlife Conservation Society||Eric Traubemail@example.com|
|13.||Zoï Environment Network||Otto Simonettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Call for Proposals
English (PDF - 353 KB)
Upcoming Informational Webinar
CEPF will hold a Mountains of Central Asia RIT Bidders Conference webinar on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (ET). CEPF representatives will briefly describe the expectations for the RIT and respond to oral or previously submitted written questions. All parties that have submitted expressions of interest (in the table above) will receive detailed instructions on how to access this call. An electronic recording of the call may be subsequently made available via the CEPF website.
To join the webinar, visit this link at 8 a.m. (ET) on 16 April.
You can also dial in using your phone:
- United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,382589189#
Access Code: 382-589-189
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The presentation slides can be found here (PDF - 642 KB).
Previous Informational Webinar
CEPF hosted an informational web-based conference during the expressions of interest phase on 12 March 2019. A recording is available here (MP4 - 53 MB). Note that there was a technical issue at the beginning, so visuals do not appear until 9:32. You can also download the presentation slides here (PDF - 842 KB).
Below are the written responses to questions asked in conjunction with the webinar.
Question 1: If individual proposed staff members of a RIT — Organization X — are also working for a different local organization [that is not part of the RIT] — Organization Y — is Organization Y also precluded from receiving “large” and “small” grants?
Response: Organization Y would not automatically be ineligible to apply for grants. However, a conflict of interest would exist and this would require measures to mitigate. The particular measures required would depend upon the specific circumstances. We encourage interested groups to submit an expression of interest now; you are free to ask about specific permutations now and/or at the time of the proposal. We also advise that you disclose any potential conflict of interests at the time of the proposal.
Question 2: Please comment on the requirements and standards for audits for RITs.
Response: RITs are required to engage independent auditors approved by Conservation International to audit expenses incurred and activities carried out in the performance of this grant. Typically, the RIT will be requested to submit a project audit within 90 days following the end of the second and fourth year of the agreement term.