Launching of the call for 2020-2021 grants proposals

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The Landcam Small Grants Scheme aims to support innovative civil society initiatives in land management

The 2020-2021 edition of the programme will give Cameroonian civil society organisations (CSOs) access to funds to:

  • Reduce gaps in approaches towards securing land rights and natural resources, particularly for vulnerable groups.

  • Tackle land tenure dynamics in current crises which lead to internally displaced people and refugees, thereby changing relationships to land.

  • Enhance the inclusion of social and environmental aspects in the management of land concessions for agro-industrial activities.

  • Research on the private use of State-owned land.

  • Undertake action research on decentralization and land taxation.

  • Connect community-level work with national debates on reforms.

  • Strengthen stakeholder capacities on effective, inclusive and transparent land governance.

  • Test tools for analysis and action, as well as land- and natural resource-related conflict prevention and management.

  • Enhance knowledge on and use of participatory mapping as a (customary, community, and more) land management tool.

  • Support the inclusion of local realities in regional development processes.

  • Carry out action research on climate change.

Emphasis is on potential solutions for the recognition and securing of land rights and resources, as well as on methods and approaches aimed at increasing the participation of indigenous communities, youths and women towards inclusive and participatory management.  Land-related conflict management processes and approaches are encouraged.

Applications for grants for the year 2020-2021 must be sent before 17:00 local Yaoundé time on Thursday, September 10, 2020, to

The documents related to this call for applications are the followings:

- The guidance note: Guidance Note 2020-2021

- The submission form: Submission Form 2020-2021

- The budget framework: Budget template 2020-2021


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