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Adopt-a-tree project in Faizabad district of Badakhshan project

July 25, 2014

Project Number: AFG/SGP/OP4/Y3/RAF/14/17 (May 06, 2014) Country:Afghanistan Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 33,800.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 24,120.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 6/2016 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: The project focuses on increased participation and awareness of school students, teachers and community people for conservation of environment. The activity encompasses training school students, engaging them in planting plants, shrubs and trees in their school compound. The process of managing the saplings and planting trees and monitoring them over time by students will creat a sense of responsibility and care for the environment. The training provided to them shall be reflected in their activities of planting and nurturing the saplings. In the long run, in addition to afforestation, the students shall emerge as champions of their natural environment. This project will be implemented in Faizabad District of Badakhshan province and will be extended to other districts of the province after the first round of successful implementation. Grantee: Badakhshan Civil Society Association Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and CSOs working with communities. Project Partner : GEF Secretariat 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 Washington, DC 20433 USA Tel: (202) 473-0508 Fax: (202) 522-3240/3245 Email:

Project completion date : 2016-06-30 12:00:00


Address : UNOCA Complex, Jalalabad Road, Kabul Attn : Mr. Aimal Khaurin

Country :Afghanistan

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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