Call for Concept Papers: Protection and Sustainable Use of Coastal Ecosystems in Indonesia

The Siemenpuu Foundation now calls for project Concept Papers on Protection and Sustainable Use of Coastal Ecosystems from Indonesian civil society organisations. Deadline for the concept papers is 10.8.2018. The following guidance should be taken into consideration by the applicants:

- Thematic scope of the project concepts: community-based mangrove forest conservation, restauration and sustainable use, including seagrass areas. A strong local community component is important, as well as active involvement and empowerment of women. Components related to civil society network-building, policy advocacy and climate change mitigation as well as adaptation are welcomed.
- Who may apply: Indonesian civil society organisations. Applicants have to be registered entities in Indonesia. We encourage joint concept papers by civil society networks.
- Funding level: 30 000 – 50 000 euros.
- Duration of the projects: approximately November 2018 – July 2020.
- How to apply: submit your concept paper by using the English language Concept Paper Form (available here: Concept Paper Form English) or the Indonesian language Concept Paper Form (available here: Concept Paper Form Indonesian). Send the concept paper by email to: kirsi.chavda[at] latest on August 10th, 2018.

The application process will have two phases: on the basis of the concept papers Siemenpuu will ask for full project proposals from the best candidates. Funding decisions will be made on the basis of full proposals in November 2018. We expect to grant funding for two most viable project proposals.

For questions about the call for concept papers, please contact Programme Coordinator Kirsi Chavda (kirsi.chavda[at]

This call falls under Siemenpuu Foundation’s Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest and Coastal Ecosystems funding scheme. Conserving the remaining tropical forests and coastal ecosystems is of utmost importance due to the remarkable carbon stocks and unique biodiversity that they hold, livelihood opportunities and cultural basis that they provide, as well as for the intrinsic value of nature itself. Siemenpuu’s aim is to promote the conservation of forest and coastal ecosystems in ways that are socially sustainable and respect the rights of indigenous and other forest-dependent communities. Apart from tropical rainforests, the importance of peat swamp forests, mangroves, as well as seagrass and coral reef ecosystems are highlighted in the light of global carbon cycles. Read more about the thematic focus here.