Environmental organisations are at the forefront of finding solutions to the triple planetary crisis we face of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. In doing so, they grapple with conflict issues and face risks to their staff, partners and communities with which they work. These organisations also have significant experience of bringing diverse stakeholders together to collaborate on managing, conserving and restoring natural resources. In a world where biodiversity and fragility hotspots increasingly overlap, conflict-sensitive approaches can be a game-changer to achieve environmental objectives in conflict contexts. They can help organisations pursue their mission while not inadvertently fuelling tensions and can also strengthen contributions to social cohesion and peace. We have extensive experience in providing support to building organisational capacity for conflict sensitivity, and with this Call are ready to extend it to more environmental organisations.
Selected applicants will receive our process accompaniment and a small grant of up to 45,000 CHF to cover external expertise and process costs (for example for meetings, travel, communication).
Our support may cover various aspects of conflict sensitivity integration, including but not limited to:
One phase of support lasts about one year. We typically provide our partners with up to two follow-on phases, pending progress.
Applicants need to have:
Please note that this call is now closed.
If you would like to learn more about our approach, you may contact Heloise Heyer, Conflict Sensitivity Lead: email@example.com.