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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 4

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf): IWT048, IWT049, IWT050, IWT051, IWT052, IWT053, IWT054, IWT055, IWT056, IWT057, IWT058, IWT059, IWT0760, IWT061.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R4

Start Date:

2018-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,505,210


Feronia Inc

CDC Group plc

Feronia is a palm oil farming and processing business operating in the DRC. The investment will support the ongoing rehabilitation of an existing 105 year old plantation, which provides the livelihoods to thousands of families in some of the most remote parts of the country.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F306201

Start Date:

2013-11-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


British Academy Core - Challenge-led grants: Sustainable Development

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

This programme funds excellent, policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the UK’s Aid Strategy. It supports researchers in the humanities and the social sciences working to generate evidence on the challenges and opportunities faced in developing countries and respond to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Academy is particularly keen to encourage applications from the humanities in this round.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-BA-GCRF-04

Start Date:

2016-12-31

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£8,895,000


LegumeSELECT: Science-driven Evaluation of LEgume Choice for Transformed livelihoods

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Growth in agricultural productivity lags behind population growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) making the region increasingly food and nutrition insecure. Legumes have great potential to deal with many of the constraints to improve smallholder livelihoods and natural resource status, either in the form of grains for home consumption or sale, fodder for livestock feed, protein for health and nutrition, available soil nutrients, or fuel wood. Finding niches for multi-purpose legumes could help alleviate poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and enhance natural resource status. However, despite several decades of agricultural research for development, so far there has been only limited uptake of legumes by poorest farming households. We will help redress this by developing an existing decision framework (LegumeCHOICE) aimed at increasing adoption of legumes in these systems. We will combine existing data with data we will generate here on relationships between legume performance (yield, ability to fix nitrogen, efficient use of nutrients and water) and interactions with their environment (such as influencing soil carbon and nitrogen stocks) under different conditions and managements, into an accessible database. This will form a robust LegumeCHOICE tool, that we will test for a range of specific contexts and will embed with ongoing development initiatives. It will help inform smallholder farmers as to which legumes to select based on desired purpose, anticipated performance for their own farm contexts, management and economics. This is an important step towards improving food and nutritional security, reducing poverty, and enhancing the production environment of smallholder farmers and rural populations, in particular women, in SSA.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-BB_R020590_1

Start Date:

2018-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,386,646.18


Improving healthcare at the intersection of gender and protracted displacement amongst Somali and Congolese refugees and IDPs

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has developed a framework for addressing the health-related objectives in the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), and has indicated how responses to migration and health - including in the context of protracted displacement - will support action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our development-based approach to neglected, chronic, gendered mental health conditions associated with violence and conflict amongst IDPs in Eastern DRC and Somalia, and Congolese and Somali refugees in Kenya and South Africa has two principal Aims: to support the right to healthcare and Universal Heatlh Coverage (UHC) in contexts of protracted displacement and vulnerability (SDG3) and to improve gender equality in the context of gendered access to healthcare services (SDG5). In sequential order, our Objectives are: 1. To identify and analyse current policy processes that respond to the health needs of forcibly displaced people and thereby identify existing models for integrating those populations into health systems that could be made applicable to our various protracted displacement contexts. 2. To identify key neglected chronic mental health conditions (and comorbid chronic physical health conditions) associated with protracted displacement, conflict, and gendered violence. 3. To map the types and locations of healthcare providers that displaced people turn to for treatment for chronic mental health conditions (and comorbid physical health conditions). 4. To document how gender and other factors influence health seeking by displaced people for physical and mental health conditions associated with displacement, conflict and violence. 5. To indicate how displaced people can be supported to help reshape healthcare systems and delivery mechanisms that are more resilient and responsive to their needs. 6. To analyse how access to healthcare for displaced women and men (including LGBTIQ+ people) is affected by local, national, regional, and global health systems and refugee policy. 7. To establish how to support plural healthcare systems to encompass diagnosis and treatment of neglected chronic physical and mental health conditions associated with protracted displacement, conflict, and gendered violence.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES_T004479_1

Start Date:

2020-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,392,850.82


The Law of Protracted Conflict: Overcoming the Humanitarian-Development Divide

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Contemporary armed conflicts have become protracted, complex and urbanised with far-reaching socio-economic consequences, such as severe damage to infrastructure, disruption of services, and protracted displacement. The dire socio-economic dimensions of protracted conflicts, as well as the link between poverty and fragility, render the traditional divide between humanitarian and development assistance unfeasible to address the short- and long-term needs of affected communities. The proposed project will provide a comprehensive analysis of the institutional and substantive legal frameworks within which humanitarian and development assistance are delivered. Its aim is to investigate the extent to which international law enables integrated, sustainable and accountable humanitarian and development assistance in contexts of protracted conflicts. The project will deliver on its aim through three closely connected work packages (WP) that focus on institutions, legal regimes and accountability, respectively. WP 1 charts the multitude of humanitarian and development actors operating in contexts of protracted conflicts and examines whether their mandates, principles, legal relations, and institutional structures are amenable to the creation of a humanitarian-development nexus. WP 2 focuses on the interactions between legal regimes applicable to protracted conflicts, with a view to evaluating whether international law contributes to the creation of the divide between the two sectors or can in fact provide legal common grounds to overcome the divide between them. Lastly, WP 3 assesses the need for new standards and mechanisms to ensure the inclusion of and accountability to affected communities in light of the expanding and interconnected nature of humanitarian and development responses. The project will be the first to approach the divide between humanitarian and development assistance comprehensively from an international law perspective. Moreover, it will clarify the laws that pertain to the underexplored, socio-economic dimensions of protracted conflicts. Therefore, the project will make fundamental advances in the field of international law, as well as the multidisciplinary fields of humanitarianism, development, transitional justice, and peacebuilding. More broadly, the research findings of the project will contribute to some of the fundamental debates in international law, for example, on the evolution of international (humanitarian) law in face of the changing characteristics of armed conflicts, regime interactions and fragmentation of international law, and the expanding role and authority of non-state actors, particularly international organisations, in global governance. Beyond its contributions to scholarship, the project will develop legal and policy recommendations for the interpretation and design of international law and thus engage in knowledge transfer for international cooperation towards the operationalisation of the humanitarian-development nexus.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-AH_T013613_1

Start Date:

2020-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£236,970.73


Protracted Displacement Economies

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Around the world refugees and displaced people remain in limbo, unable to return home, unwanted where they are living and facing increasing difficulties to go anywhere else. The majority of refugees in the world have been in these situations for more than five years, a threshold usually referred to as 'protracted'. As crises become prolonged, the limitations of the humanitarian response have long been recognised as insufficient and inadequate. Refugees and Internally Displaced People caught up in these protracted situations often speak of watching their lives 'draining away'. The model of support offered to displaced people is known by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) as 'care and maintenance' but perhaps more accurately by advocates of a radical change to this policy as the 'warehousing' of refugees. Global policy interest is shifting from short term humanitarianism to longer term development focused responses to protracted displacement. This was most recently indicated by the Global Compact on Refugees, in December 2018. The Refugee Compact introduces positive language around the long-term self reliance of refugees. This project responds to this renewed political will to find new solutions to protracted displacement and builds on a large body of research and advocacy work in this area. The project investigates the replacement of the care and maintenance model with a new approach: the protracted displacement economy. The protracted displacement economy introduces two key innovations that will contribute to this original analysis as well the potential for impact. First, it is a whole of society approach. The focus is not just on displaced people but the 'displacement affected community', that includes the heterogeneous 'host' population, amongst others. The second key innovation is a fundamental shift in the understanding of the transactions that drive the protracted displacement economy. Financial transactions are the stuff of most economic analysis, yet key human interactions and exchanges or gifts, collective organisation, care work and mutual aid are largely non-financial. Research will involve ten countries, five pairs of countries each separated by an international border: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)/Uganda, Ethiopia/Somalia, Lebanon/Syria, Myanmar/Thailand, Pakistan/Afghanistan.These ten countries encompass the most serious protracted displacement crises in the world. Research will be conducted with partners in one of each pair of countries and will be attentive to the cross-border dynamics of the protracted displacement economy. International partners are: The University of Kinshasa (DRC), The University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), the NGOs Basmeh & Zeitooneh and Sawa (Lebanon), the think tank Covenant Institute (Myanmar) and the University of Peshawar (Pakistan). In each of these five countries, three locations will be selected for empirical research, including at least one urban neighbourhood and at least one camp in each country. Over three years, these 15 locations will be involved in community discussions, large scale surveys and qualitative interviews. Key stakeholders in this process from further afield will be involved in regular meetings so that every stage in the research is informed by relevant expertise. The project will introduce the completely new approach of video narratives, training groups of people in each location to produce five minute videos of the protracted displacement economy that will then be dubbed and shared across all research sites. These films contribute to a wide range of innovative outputs that highlight the operation of the protracted displacement economy. Displaced people develop their own economic activities, including non-financial practices such as sharing and mutual aid as well as entrepreneurial activities. With time, community organisations begin to thrive. The project aims to support this process so that displaced people are able to look to the future with hope.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES_T004509_1

Start Date:

2023-08-31

Activity Status:

Finalisation

Total Budget:

£1,258,252.23


UKAID-USAID ACCELERE! Improving access, quality and governance of primary education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Jointly funded and managed by UKAID and USAID, ACCELERE! is the name of our joint flagship education programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). By working together, we can support more children to access high quality education and have a shared policy voice with more influence. ACCELERE! supports the Government of DRC better to deliver universal primary education through increased access to education, and by improving learning outcomes for girls and boys. The project aims to reduce barriers to primary education by providing access to alternative/accelerated learning programmes. It will also improve the quality of primary education through teacher training and the provision of new learning/teaching materials. To build sustainable sector improvements for the long term, ACCELERE! supports better governance of the education sector at all levels. ACCELERE! targets eight provinces across DRC including those which are affected by conflict and displacement.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203154

Start Date:

2014-10-06

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,699,994


Democratic Republic of Congo- Humanitarian Innovation, Response and Reform programme (DRCHIRRP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The majority of the funding in this Business Case will provide lifesaving assistance in response to urgent humanitarian needs, while at the same time continuing to reform the international humanitarian response. Over five years the programme will aim to; Support over 620,000 people with food assistance, cash and voucher transfers; Provide up to 220,000 children under the age of 5 with nutrition related interventions; Provide over 1.1m people with greater access to clean drinking water and 900,000 with health care; Provide increased protection for over 195,000 children through improved access to education; Support over 12,000 trauma victims with medical, psycho-social or economic assistance; Provide safe humanitarian access through the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service. The programme will be delivered through both bilateral and multilateral partners, including the DRC Humanitarian Fund, ICRC, UN agencies, INGOs and private contractors.

Project identifier:

GB-1-204565

Start Date:

2017-08-03

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£331,999,992


Support to the health system in the Democratic Republic of Congo - ASSR

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Provide access to healthcare to an estimated 9.4m people in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a 30 month period.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300158

Start Date:

2019-03-06

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£53,999,996


Increasing sustainable access to water sanitation and hygiene in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To reduce the rate of diarrhoeal morbidity in children under five by increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for 3,755,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Project identifier:

GB-1-203445

Start Date:

2013-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£162,581,077


Congo Humanitarian, Resilience and Protection (CHRESP) Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

This programme will provide urgent UK lifesaving assistance to DRC, home to one of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in the world, with the highest number of acutely food insecure people (27.3 million) ever recorded. Operating through the UN and NGOs, CHRESP will provide cash transfers to approximately 214,000 people to tackle acute food insecurity and emergency relief (primarily cash) to 420,000 people to help them cope with a sudden conflict or disaster-related shock. It will also treat 66,000 children under five for severe acute malnutrition and provide 206,000 people with access to healthcare, water, shelter and essential household items.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301017

Start Date:

2021-11-17

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£40,000,000


Programme pilote pour l'education des filles (PPEF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To pilot approaches on girls education. Education is recognized as a fundamental right in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). However, despite the launch of a free basic education policy in 2019 many Congolese children are still unable to access education. This programme directly contributes to the Prime Minister’s commitment to 12 years of quality education for girls and the Strategic Framework for ODA’s global commitment to get 40 million girls into education and 20 million more girls reading by the age of 10.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301324

Start Date:

2021-11-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,500,000


Chevening Scholarships in Congo (Democratic Republic)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Congo (Democratic Republic) which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-3-Chevening-Scholarships-CD

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,527,388


Supporting peace and stability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF)To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF). It will support national, multilateral and bilateral efforts over the next three to five years to end the cycles of conflict and build lasting peace at local, provincial, national and regional levels in the DRC.

Project identifier:

GB-1-202416

Start Date:

2014-02-17

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£69,999,949


Public Financial Management and Accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the use of public resources to deliver services that benefit the poor and make the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo more accountable by making the national expenditure process more efficient, enhancing external and internal controls on the use of public funds, and supporting four (pre 2015) provinces in managing their funds more effectively. This will benefit Democratic Republic of Congo citizens as a whole, and in particular the provinces of Equateur, Kasai Oriental, Kinshasa and North Kivu.

Project identifier:

GB-1-202427

Start Date:

2013-08-05

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£16,999,990


Private Sector Development programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Foster sustainable economic activities to support the private sector to be an engine of green growth, job creation and poverty alleviation thus improving the lives of 1 million poor people in DRC by 2023..

Project identifier:

GB-1-203161

Start Date:

2012-07-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£101,677,853


The Evidence Fund - 300708

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Evidence Fund - a demand responsive programme designed to procure and manage country and country-specific research and evaluations that will inform policy and programming decisions. The programme will strengthen the evidence base and apply lessons across a broad range of operationally relevant themes across international development priorities, working closely with customers in country offices, policy and strategy teams to achieve x-HMG objectives.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300708

Start Date:

2020-07-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,532,895


Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To save lives and reduce the impact of disease outbreaks and epidemics on African populations. The programme will strengthen African Health systems and institutions by supporting: (i) World Health Organisation Africa Office (WHO AFRO) reform (ii) countries' ability to achieve the International Health Regulations (IHR), (iii) better governance and accountability of public health systems, (iv) improved data and evidence, and (v) emergency response.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205242

Start Date:

2017-11-23

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£104,714,229




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