THE CASPIAN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME ANNOUNCES
THE 4TH ROUND
OF THE MATCHED SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME
The Matched Small Grants Programme (MSGP) is funded by the Global Environment
Facility (GEF) and is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP). The MSGP is an element of the Caspian Environmental Programme (CEP).
The MSGP finances small scale projects that focus on the key environmental problems
in the Caspian Region through practical and concrete measures.
Grants are from USD 5,000 to 50,000. At least 100% matching of the grant amount
is mandatory, total project budgets would therefore range from USD 10,000 to
USD 100,000 or more, if additional resources are identified by the applicants.
The MSGP provides grants to applicants who are legal entities (government agencies,
institutes, NGOs, private companies and firms) in the 5 states of the Caspian
region (Azerbaijan, I.R. Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan). In general,
the Caspian Region is defined as coastal areas and 100 km inland of the sea,
but also includes all the major tributaries. Local governments, municipalities
and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply, as are NGOs and private
companies. Joint applications by any of the eligible entities are also permitted.
Grants are competitively selected by an evaluation committee comprised of representatives
from each Caspian coastal state and members of the CEP Steering Committee.
For further information, please contact the PCU/MSGP office in Tehran, the
Matched Grants and Public Participation Advisors (MPPAs) in your country, or
check the web site of the CEP. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit a
draft project concept to the MSGP staff for review and guidance before preparation
of the final proposal. The deadline for submission of DRAFT PROJECT CONCEPT
for the fourth round is AUGUST 15, 2004. The deadline for submission of FINAL
APPLICATION is SEPTEMBER 30, 2004.
CASPIAN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (CEP)
PROGRAMMEMEME COORDINATION UNIT (PCU)
Matched Small Grants Programme (MSGP)
# 63, Golestan Alley, Valiasr Avenue, Tehran, 1966 733413, I.R. Iran
Tel: + (98-21) 2042285, 2042935, 2059574, 2048777, Fax: +(98-21) 2051850
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Azerbaijan: Aytan Shirinova
Tel: (+994-12) 938003 / (+994-12) 9717 85 - Fax: (+99-412) 9717 86
I.R. Iran: Abdolhamid Amir Ebrahimi
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (+98-192) 4227777 - Fax: (+98-192) 4228855
Kazakhstan: c/o Khairulla Assarbaeyev
Tel: (+31-72) 591978 - Fax: (+31-72) 591978
Russia: Vassili Rodionov
Tel: (+70-95) 7457000 - Fax: (+70-95) 7457002
Turkmenistan: Oleg Guchgeldiyev
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (+993-12) 357341 - Fax: (+993-12) 353716