Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Grants Programme Commences in the Seyhan River Basin

01 Jun 2009

A Grants Programme is being initiated in the Seyhan River Basin in the context of the United Nations Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change. Projects developed on climate change adaptation in the Seyhan River Basin with a community based adaptation approach will be supported through the Grants Programme.

The UN Joint Programme will guide climate change adaptation approaches by providing climate change adaptation principles in the areas of agricultural practices, water management, food security, disaster risk management induced by climate change, development of coastal areas, natural resources management and data and information management.

The objective of the Grants Programme is to enhance the capacity of communities and institutions in the Seyhan River Basin through piloting innovative adaptation actions as well as by supporting changes in institutional and managerial outlook in order to decrease the adverse effects and increase the benefits of climate change and thus securing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The Call for Concept Papers in the context of the Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Grants Programme in the Seyhan River Basin, is open to all legal entities in Kayseri, Niğde and Adana excluding individuals and profit making private sector companies. Grants projects must fall between US $30.000 in minimum and US $140.000 in maximum and the entire project amount will be covered by the Grants Programme funds. The duration of Grants projects will be minimum 3 months and maximum 12 months.

Introductory meetings and training regarding the Grants Programme will take place on Monday, 15 June at Kayseri Hilton Hotel at 13:00, on Tuesday, 16 June at Grant Hotel Niğde at 13:00 and on Thursday, 18 June at Adana Hilton at 13:00.

The deadline for applying to the Grants Programme is 9 July 2009.

For detailed information on the Call for Concept Papers and to read the Grant Application Guideline, please click the links below: