Updated Jun 27, 2019CLOSED

Boost the Potential of the Blue Economy in Sri Lanka

Offered by l’Agence Française de Développement

The main objective of the Boosting the Potential of the Blue Economy: Conservation of the Sri Lankan Shoreline, Beaches and Waves project is to contribute to the preservation of the coastal biodiversity and natural heritage and to preserve and encourage economic opportunities.
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GrantType
CLOSEDJul 18, 2019Deadline
Up to €3,000,000Amount
36-60Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
RegionN/A
CountrySri Lanka
Focus AreasBiodiversity (Environment)
Waste Management (Environment)
Watersheds (Environment)
Wildlife (Environment)
The project expected results are:

Environmental education, awareness and advocacy:
• Relevant stakeholders, tourists and children, men and women, are sensitized on climate change, marine biodiversity and protection of the coastal environment;
• Environmental friendly touristic practices are encouraged, and awareness is raised on the limits to snorkeling, diving, whale watching, etc.;
• Job opportunities are developed (for both men and women);
• Specific areas are identified as potential protected areas.

Cleanness, accessibility and safety on the shoreline:
• The project areas (of which beaches and seas but not only) have visible bins, waste collection service is ensured and control of the pollution and quality of the seas is encouraged;
• The project areas are accessible to everyone and safe: little infrastructures can be implemented like street lights, sidewalks and encouraging soft mobility;
• Awareness is raised on sexual harassment;
• Infrastructures and services like help and rescue centers with rescue materials can be implemented in pilot areas, and lifeguards trained, including women.

Solid waste:
• Major sources of solid waste are identified (especially plastic), and some pilot initiatives are proposed to reduce solid waste and improve waste collection;
• Stakeholders, tourists and children are sensitized on solid waste reusal and upcycling;
• Small local business in the field of waste reuse and recycling are empowered.

Coordination and communication:
Coordination and communication should be disruptive, include a wide range of stakeholders and be a mean to strengthen social links on the topic of environment and natural resources protection, solid waste reduction and safety.

Activities in the project must be carried out in Sri Lanka.
Due to the economic role of the entire Sri Lankan coastline and the tourist attractiveness of most of the beaches, the project will have the greatest possible influence in the country.
It is strongly recommended to include the following areas in priority in the scope of the project:
- North: Jaffna,
- East: Batticaloa and Arugam Bay (an internationally known surf spot),
- South: Tangalle, Dickwella-Hiriketiya,
- Southwest: Galle-Unawatuna and Hikaduwa,
- West: Bentota, Colombo (and in particular the Galle Face Green), Negombo (touristic due to its proximity to the international airport) and Kalpitiya (a significant kitesurf spot).

Civil Society Organisations (CSO), preferably in partnership with other international/local Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) and/or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and/or Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are eligible to apply.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
Direct beneficiaries will be: Private actors of the blue economy in Sri Lanka, such as the fishing and the tourism industries (hotels, restaurants, consumers, shops, water sports clubs, etc.);
Local authorities and their services ;Residents and visitors (regardless of the generation and gender).
Reporting RequirementsInterim reports must be prepared every six months during the period of implementation of the tasks. They must be provided along with the corresponding invoice and the financial report. There must be a final report, a final invoice and the final financial report accompanied by an audit report at the end of the period of implementation of the project.

Application And Awards Process

Proposals must be submitted in English at the latest at 12 pm Paris time on 18th of July 2019 on the AFD website: https://www.afd.fr/en/calls-for-projects

Attachments

AFD-CLK1041-Call-for-project-proposals.docx
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