Wildlife crime prevention - call for proposals

Saturday, 18 March, 2017

horn of africa wildlife enforcement network

The Horn of Africa Wildlife Enforcement Network (HAWEN), through its partner organizations the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoAREC&N), Addis Ababa University, IFAW, SORALO, and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), issues this Call for Proposals for Wildlife Crime Prevention projects by governmental institutions and other organisations actively involved in preventing and combatting Wildlife Crime (WLC) in the Horn of Africa (HoA). 

Application deadline is 24th March 2017 12:00 GMT

Applicaton criteria

  • Proposals involving cross-border cooperation between governmental institutions actively involved in preventing and combatting WLC in the HoA (such as Wildlife Authorities, Police, Justice, Customs and forensics) are encouraged.
  • Proposals with NGOs/CSOs as active partners will be preferred.
  • Proposals from communities, civil society organizations and knowledge institutes, acting individually or in consortium, and preferably involving cooperation with government structures, can also be submitted. 
  • Proposals should contribute to preventing and combatting WLC in the HoA.  Target activities include law enforcement operations, training & capacity building, information/intelligence exchange, support to community engagement to prevent and combat poaching, disrupting trafficking networks, or other actions against illegal trafficking of endangered wild animal species and their body parts.

All proposals must use the HAWEN format to be considered for funding. Proposals must be written in English. Maximum grant award is Euro 10.000 Maximum period of implementation is 6 months

  • Starting date 1st of April 2017
  • End date 31st of October 2017

Geographic coverage for the proposals:  For purposes of this Call for Proposals, the Horn of Africa region is defined as the geographical area of the IGAD Member States (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia including Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda), but proposals may include cross-border activities involving countries adjoining this region (e.g. DRC, Tanzania).

  • Horn of Africa and adjoining countries
  • Focus on Transboundary Intervention

For more information at to apply, see the HAWEN call for proposals.

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