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World Bank, The

General goals

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprisesfive institutionsmanaged by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

Areas of support

We provide low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors. We also provide or facilitate financing through trust fund partnerships with bilateral and multilateral donors. Manypartnershave asked the Bank to help manage initiatives that address needs across a wide range of sectors and developing regions.

Application procedures

Please see main and national web sites for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see main and national web sites for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Various, based on call for proposals.

  • Application deadline:

    Various, based on call for proposals.

Contact details:

Address: Headquarters 1818 H Street

Zip code: NW Washington, DC 20433

Phone: +1 202 473 1000

Site: http://www.worldbank.org/

World Land Trust, The

Program name

Land Purchase for Conservation

General goals

World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife. Our mission: •To protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world; to conserve their biodiversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species•To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations; to engage support and commitment among the people who live in project areas•To raise awareness, in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation;toimprove understandingand generate support through education, information and fundraising

Areas of support

The majority of World Land Trustprojects involve the acquisition or protection of land.When selecting projects, a number of specific criteria are used to ensure that the project falls within WLT’s mission, and also looks at practical considerations, to ensure that the project is likely to succeed in its aims. 1. Conservation Value: Conservation value is first and foremost, the most important aspect of all World Land Trust (WLT) projects. Conservation value takes into accountbiodiversity within the project area (the number and variety of different species) and the level of threat of individual species. Also considered is the size of the reserve and the impact it will have on the surrounding land. Of particular importance here is whether the land connects with other wildlife reserves, to create a greater network of protected areas. Thepossible effects of climate changemust also be considered. Lastly, consequential impacts, such as training for local people and sustainability programmes are considered, which will contribute to the long-term protection of the reserve. 2. Location The selection of a project is not restricted by its location, as long as all other criteria are met. However, WLT would not normally consider projects within developed countries. 3. Feasibility Criteria (to assess likelihood of success) This includes the practical aspects of the project selection, such as the actual availability of land that can be purchased, whether the project is within WLT’s financial capability, and whether the cost of the project reflects its overall conservation value within its location. It is always essential that WLT carries out its projects in partnership with a local organisation, with similar objectives to the Trust, and with the skills and capacity to manage the project. Commitment to the partnership is given through a non-legally binding agreement (a Memorandum of Understanding)that outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both partners. Lastly, the criteria address the exit options available for the project. The aim of each project is for WLT to provide support for the local organisation to carry out project objectives, but with the ideal outcome for the project to continue, independent of WLT. To do this, project objectives must consider opportunities for sustainability for the long-term future. 4. Absence of adequate funding from other sources As a small organisation, WLT is conscious that donations from supporters are spent in the most valuable way possible. Something that the Trust is keen to avoid is the duplication of efforts or funding in a particular project area, when there are many worthy project sites worldwide that require support. As a result, WLT will only support projects knowing that support is not available from other sources. 5. Feedback in support of the Trust’s further activities This considers the publicity value of the project, and the potential for fundraising. Often, supporters write to the Trust voicing support for a particular location or species, suggestions that are taken into consideration when choosing projects. The potential for future land acquisition and/or research projects is also taken into consideration.

Application procedures

WLT differs from most other international NGOs. It emphasises the importance of supporting local conservation groups and always working through local partners. Unlike the majority of international organisations WLT does not put its own staff in charge of operations, but relies on local expertise. WLT depends onvoluntary donationsto assist with land purchases. Although WLT raises funds for purchase overseas, the management and ultimate ownership is with the appointed local conservation group. WLT is strongly opposed to “green colonialism”. WLT assists with technical expertise, such as marketing, fundraising and publicity when requested, but wherever possible supports the development of local expertise, by funding study tours and training. WLTencourages small-scale, sustainable development, so that projects can become financially independent. This is in contrast to many internationalprojects that have lavish funding initially, but are not sustainable without grant aid. WLT believes that it is important to be able to quantify results, and that the area of land now under active conservation by WLT’s partners is the best ambassador an organisation can have. WLTdoes not hoard reserves of cash – it tries to have enough funds for three months operation, but believes it should spend as much as possible on land purchase and management, and the development of sustainable income for the reserve.

  • Eligability criteria:

    World Land Trust (WLT) actively seeks potential opportunities to support projects focused on protecting threatened biodiversity worldwide. Organisations wishing to submit a project proposal to World Land Trust should be aware thatwe DO NOT usually accept unsolicited applications. On occasion we may consider project applications, but only those that fulfil all of our criteria, outlined below. Please note that we are usually fully committed to our current projects and we regret that we are unable to respond to unsolicited applications that have been unsuccessful due to the volume of requests that we receive. If you have not heard from us within two months please assume you have been unsuccessful.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    If meeting all criteria applications are possible throughout the year.

Contact details:

Phone: +44 1986 874422

Email: info@worldlandtrust.org

Site: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/

World Meteorological Organization, The

General goals

In 1967, WMO set up the Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) to encourage support and collaboration between the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its currently 189 Member countries. The VCP focuses on meeting the needs of Members through direct financing, and / or transfer of expertise and technology between Members. Since its inception, the programme has been successful in providing significant support to mainly developing and least developed countries. Its success is due largely to the willingness of WMO Members to share scientific knowledge and the latest technological advances. While the donor countries provide equipment, fellowships, expertise and financing, the recipient countries ensure their effective use by providing considerable counterpart contributions from national resources, such as local infrastructure, staffing and operational costs. WMO is striving to expand this network by creating more linkages among NMHSs, bringing more members into the programme and therefore strengthening the spirit of cooperation and friendship.

Areas of support

The World Meteorological Congress decides the main areas of cooperation that should be supported under the under the VCP programme. Currently these are: •Implementation of the World Weather Watch (WWW) as first priority•Short-term and long-term fellowships•Short-term training seminars for personnel engaged in WWW and other activities covered under the VCP programme•Support to meteorological applications•Support to the activities of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme•Establishment of observing and data-processing facilities necessary for the World Climate Programme•Support to activities within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)•Establishment and maintenance of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) stations•Support to meteorological and hydrological activities related to the environment protection•Implementation of the Internet capability at the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in support of WMO Programmes

Application procedures

The VCP programme supports projects that enhance the capacity of meteorological and hydrological services to provide the weather and climate services needed by their communities. Support may be provided in the form of direct funding, equipment, education and training, fellowships and expert services. If you would like to submit a request for support under the VCP programme, please fill out the template and submit it to the Secretariat. To make sure your project is eligible for support under the programme, please see theareas of support.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please check https://goo.gl/vD0d0L for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    See the web site for more information.

Contact details:

Address: World Meteorological Organization 7bis, avenue de la Paix Case postale No. 2300

Phone: +41 227308111

Fax: +41 227308181

Site: http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html

WorldView

Program name

New Genres Fund Project Development Fund

General goals

WorldView is a project of thePublic Media Alliance. It aims to improve understanding and awareness of the wider world among a global audience via mainstream broadcast and digital media. WorldView supports media content that aims to bring the richness and diversity of the world to audiences through great storytelling. ‘Seed’ funding is awarded to producers, enabling them to spend time in-country researching stories, identifying characters and locations and shooting taster tapes.

Areas of support

The New Genres Fund supports the development of original, distinct and groundbreaking storytelling, from both emerging and established filmmakers; connecting and developing audiences both in the UK and the wider world. Projects should reside in the fiction or drama-doc sphere and/or have an innovative multi-platform element. Working with leading and emerging talent from around the world, the New Genres Fund will help to reflect and develop issues of the wider world that connect new audiences, both in broadcast media and multiplatform, on an international scale. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for research, development and pilots. The WorldView Project Development Fund is an ideas specific initiatives, which aims to improve understanding and awareness of the wider world among a global audience via mainstream broadcast and digital media.

Application procedures

Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria: •Suitability of subject matter in improving understanding of developing countries (as demonstratedby the treatment submitted as part of the application process).•Broadcast potential (as demonstrated by a letter/email of interest from a UK mainstreambroadcaster/ commissioner/publisher).•Originality and innovation in approaching the subject matter.•Track record of the producer / director / production company (as demonstrated by CVs).

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Grants are usually up to 20,000 pounds.

  • Application deadline:

    Both calls are currently closed, but new calls are expected in 2017.

Contact details:

Phone: +44 1603 593 362

Site: http://www.worldview.org.uk/

World We Want Foundation - Philanthropy for Young Global Citizens

General goals

The World We Want Foundation promotes and supports young global citizens creating positive social change in their communities and around the world. Through the framework of project-based service learning, young people have the opportunity to experience real world learning while conducting social action projects that help transform their communities and their own lives.

Areas of support

Using the power of philanthropy, technology and a global network of mentors and partners, we help galvanize opportunities to support the next generation of social innovators learning the skills they need to find real world solutions to local and global challenges. We’ve created over 85 partnerships with non-profit organizations working in the field of youth leadership and development working in over 70countries and expanding with each new social action project. Launched in 2013, our programming has impacted over 45,000 young people learning the skills they need to become effective leaders and engaged global citizens. As well, young people are experiencing real world learning to attain skills they’ll need for future economic opportunity and successful employment. Educators are the mentors who guide student-generated social action projects supported by a global community devoted to youth making a difference.Our programming framework:Problem-Solution-Impact-Story Modelis aligned with educational standards, STEM and National Service Learning curriculum. Social action projects inside and outside of the world’s classrooms help transform young people’s lives and builds a powerful link to their communities. In the process, young people learn teamwork, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, empathy and kindness.

Application procedures

Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    Please see the web site for more information.

Contact details:

Address: 20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 428

Zip code: Mill Valley, CA94941

Email: info@theworldwewantfoundation.org

Site: http://theworldwewantfoundation.org/