Who can submit a project proposal?
The call for project proposals is open to legal entities that the FFEM may support within the scope of its mandate, which covers civil society, governments, local communities and authorities, public institutions, research entities, the private sector, foundations, international organizations.
Which countries are eligible?
Eligible countries are those listed as beneficiaries of official development assistance by the OECD DAC , with a priority given to the African Region.
What are the eligibility criteria for projects to be funded?
Proposed projects must address one or more of the following agreements: Basel, Bamako, Rotterdam, Stockholm, or Minamata Conventions, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).
The call specifically targets projects addressing the use of chemicals and related pollution (including pesticides, POPs, heavy metals, and short-lived climate pollutants) and/or the prevention and management of hazardous waste and plastics.
It also targets projects that address emerging issues : chemicals in products, hazardous substances in the life cycle of electric and electronic products, nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants, and perfluorinated chemicals.
Projects must propose innovative pilot activities designed to prevent and reduce the impact of these substances on health and the environment. Special attention will be given to the product life cycle approach proposed by the project.
In addition, projects must meet the eligibility criteria of the FFEM, namely:
- contributing to the preservation of the global environmental;
- contributing to local sustainable development in one or more developing countries;
- innovative features;
- demonstrative and replicable nature;
- post-project economic and financial sustainability;
- ecologically and environmentally viable;
- social and cultural acceptability;
- appropriate institutional framework.