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The objective of this call for proposals is to support the development of national and/or regional policies and actions based on scientific evidence and data. This includes for example (but is not limited to) the development of a national approach to sustainable financing, the development of a national approach to equitable governance and/management effectiveness, or the identification of other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs).

Before you consider applying and start your application, you are strongly advised to read carefully the Guidelines for Applicants. This document includes everything you need to know about the BIOPAMA Small Technical Grants 2022.

Key information:

TYPE OF CALL: Please note that this is a Small Technical Grant call, with a one-step application process. All applicants are invited to submit a Full Application before the deadline.

DEADLINE: The deadline to submit applications to this call for proposals is 22 April 2022 at 23:59 UTC+1.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposal a few hours before the call deadline to anticipate any potential technical issues.

SIZE OF THE GRANTS: Grant size can vary from a minimum of 20,000 EUR to a maximum of 50,000 EUR. No co-funding is necessary from the applicant.

DURATION OF THE GRANT: The duration of the project should be maximum 12 months. Projects must end on, or before 30 September 2024.

LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITIES: This call for proposal is opened for countries located in Eastern and Southern Africa only. These are: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa*, South Sudan**, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

*Note: While natural and legal persons established in South Africa are eligible to participate in procedures financed by the 10th and 11th EDF, South Africa cannot be a beneficiary of contracts financed by the 10th and 11th EDF.

**Note: Only project proposals including transboundary activities are eligible for supporting stakeholders in South Sudan.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the BIOPAMA Action Component grants management portal ( Create your account and or login.


To be eligible, activities must:

  • when relevant, address clearly formulated priorities identified through the use of a quantitative diagnostic tool10 (i.e. a protected area management or governance assessment – PAME/PAGE) in terms of protected and conserved areas management and governance, sustainable use of natural resources and livelihoods of surrounding local communities;
  • when relevant, be consistent with the BIOPAMA action component objectives (see section 1.2)
  • enable sharing of project data and information with the relevant BIOPAMA regional observatory, as relevant. This will be included in the grant contract.

Useful documents

The templates of the technical application and project budget are shared on this page for information. Only the applications submitted through the BIOPAMA Action Component Grants management portal ( will be considered.



Small Technical Grant proposals submitted in response to this call must include indicators in line with the BIOPAMA Indicators List.