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Project Background

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the ‘’Namibia Integrated Landscape Approach for Enhancing Livelihoods and Environmental Governance to eradicate poverty’ (NILALEG). The project is expected to put in place 5 multi-stakeholder coordination structures, to implement natural resource management solutions with 20,818 direct beneficiaries (at least 50% female), across 5 landscapes.

The project will be implemented with the support from the public, private and civil society, and as a result the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) under a signed Agreement with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism will as a “Responsible Party” deliver a scope of work.

Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia Scope of Work

  • Component 2: Small Grants Facility
  • Establish and administer the Small Grants Facility for an Integrated Landscape Management Approach to enhance livelihoods through grants for community-led sustainable nature-based initiatives in three defined investment windows/areas.

    Grant facility budget about: USD 1,300,000.00

    Individual Grant sizes: USD 40,000.00 – USD 46,000.00

    A minimum of 20 grants to be awarded

    Grant/project duration: 1 – 2 years

    20,818 direct beneficiaries (at least 50% female) across 5 landscapes

    Participatory Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) planning to be undertaken for at least 100,000 hectares of the total area of the five target landscapes (860,079 ha)

  • Component 3: Sustainable financing for implementation and upscaling of the integrated landscape management approach
  • This component aims to enhance access to finance, technical assistance and market information to pilot and scale up the integrated landscape management and sustainable enterprises.

    30% increase in total investment by public and private sectors in integrated landscape management

    Scale-up of a public works programme for landscape restoration, piloting charcoal-making from bush control on state-owned farms