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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 6

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 £26 million has been committed to 85 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 thirteen in 2019 and ten in the latest round in 2020. (more info here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/919053/iwt-challenge-fund-list.pdf): IWT076, IWT077, IWT078, IWT082, IWT083, IWT079, IWT080, IWT081, IWT084, IWT085

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R6

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,417,064


Darwin Initiative Round 26

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR26

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,607,898


Darwin Initiative Round 23

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR23

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£7,619,619


Fleming Fund – Country and Regional Grants and Fellowships Programme

UK - Department of Health (DH)

The Fleming Fund helps low- and middle-income countries to fight antimicrobial resistance. A management agent has been appointed to deliver: country grants 24 low- and middle-income countries, regional grants in West Africa, East and Southern Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, and a global fellowships programme. These initiatives aim to improve laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as data and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-10-FF_MA

Start Date:

2016-10-10

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£258,497,532.75


British Academy Coherence & Impact - Youth Futures

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

The projects funded under this programme support research which brings a much-needed youth-led perspective on the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. They involve genuine interdisciplinarity, collaborative work that extends beyond the standard research model, and policy thinking based on close understanding of, and working with, young people at various stages of ‘getting by’.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-CImYF

Start Date:

2020-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,760,000


British Academy Coherence & Impact - Early Careers Research Network

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

This programme of activities is tailored for early career researchers in the UK and the Global South to develop research partnerships, strengthen capacity and build research skills related to joint UK-Global South research agendas.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-BACImECRN

Start Date:

2019-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,521,968


British Academy Coherence & Impact - Challenge-led grants: Heritage, Dignity & Violence

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

Tackling the challenge of achieving sustainable peace and preventing violence requires a consideration of local cultures, practices, histories and societal norms, and an understanding of how such norms are complex and contextually differentiated and intersectionally experienced. It is often the case that these considerations are not well or fully brought into policy and practice that tend to ignore aesthetic, representational, and reflective practices. New approaches that cross sectoral and disciplinary boundaries are vital in achieving a step change in this area. The projects funded under this programme demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understandings, developing ground-breaking research and energising innovative collaborations in the humanities and social sciences.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-GCRF-CImChlGHDV

Start Date:

2020-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,200,000


Royal Academy of Engineering Core - Engineering a Better World

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

Engineering a Better World is a unique programme focused on achieving sustainable development, through innovative, collaborative, challenge-led engineering. COVID-19

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-RAENG-GCRF-04

Start Date:

2019-09-16

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,338,436


Birth across the Borders: exploring contextual education as a catalyst for improved maternal health.

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

Families that lose a mother in pregnancy or childbirth face many challenges. They are left with a gap that can lead to a loss of income and poverty. It can cause a lot of family pressures, especially for girls are left to care for younger children and are not able to go to school. Many of these families come from communities that are already poor, with very little infrastructure and limited access to decent healthcare. This can cause a much higher risk of death, both for mothers and babies, especially in poor countries. Opportunities are more limited because families lack money and education. Myanmar is a South East Asian country that has had many years of tension and conflict between the different people groups. Many of these groups live in remote mountainous areas where basic resources and infrastructure such as electricity are limited. There is often little healthcare in these areas with very few doctors, nurses or midwives to care for mothers and their families. One in 23 women in Eastern Myanmar either die or come close to death during pregnancy or childbirth. These challenges are all very typical in developing countries across the world today, but a lot can be changed with education that makes sense to mothers and families in their situations. Working together with our local partners we intend to learn more about the specific challenges facing families in four regions of Myanmar. From this we will co-develop three education programmes which will be especially adapted for each region. One of these programmes will help families and communities understand the processes of pregnancy and birth, recognise what is normal, what is unusual and what is dangerous and to know what to do and where to go to get help. Our second programme will further train health workers to understand the different signs and symptoms that are dangerous in pregnancy and birth and find ways to help mothers in time to prevent complications. Poverty is very high in parts of Myanmar, so our third programme is for community leaders and local people to support them to start and grow businesses. This way families can afford to eat well and get good healthcare when they need it. Our project will focus on remote regions in Myanmar and together we plan to learn how to find ways to overcome the legacy of many years of poverty and conflict. This project will include staff from our universities in Northern Ireland and Thailand as well as local partners who come from or have been working in the region for many years. Through this project we hope to help support the work of all our partners and improve education for mothers, families and communities. A key part of our project is making sure that the education they receive makes sense in their situations and includes their beliefs and customs leading to improved health, social and economic opportunities and accessible healthcare. We plan to share what we do with other organisations working in Myanmar who may also benefit from our research. Finally, it is hoped that our research will contribute to current policies and practices in partnership with the government of Myanmar and the ethnic health organisations.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-ES_T004983_1

Start Date:

2020-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,761,027.10


Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-3-CSSF

Start Date:

2017-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,168,915,063


Livelihoods and Food Security Fund

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To deliver immediate support to the most vulnerable in urban and rural contexts in response to the impact of Covid-19 over the last year and the February coup. It will supplement humanitarian responses in Rakhine and Kachin, supporting community and household resilience to maintain future productive capacity, and bolster community nutrition and food security. United Kingdom support will meet Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Myanmar’s new strategic priorities to support the most vulnerable, reaching 1 million more poor and excluded people. In addition, the programme will provide direct support to raise the income and nutrition of displaced people, and conflict-affected people in urban contexts including migrants, and the rural poor.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301183

Start Date:

2021-07-26

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£12,500,000


Burma Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma

Project identifier:

GB-1-204196

Start Date:

2015-11-25

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£146,499,978


Forest Governance, Markets and Climate

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.

Project identifier:

GB-1-201724

Start Date:

2011-08-18

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£281,413,285


Accelerated Reform Facility (ARF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To strengthen long term reform by supporting short term results in the following areas: good governance and public financial management; promoting responsible investment; improving transparency and the rule of law; strengthening the work of parliament; and helping the process of ethnic reconciliation. Three components of this project will assist Burma’s application to join the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) by April 2014. This will help to ensure that the country’s own resources are used to benefit the people of Burma

Project identifier:

GB-1-203601

Start Date:

2012-10-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£15,797,486


Disaster Risk Insurance

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the resilience of the private sector in poor countries to natural disasters by improving access to insurance products. By supporting the development of a market for private sector disaster risk insurance in developing countries, the project will sustainably help strengthen resilience, mitigate the effects of climate change and supporting economic development through private sector growth.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203809

Start Date:

2016-12-12

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£39,893,624


Myanmar UK Partnership for Education .

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

MUPE is to improve the reach and quality of education services in Burma and help prepare Burma’s youth with the skills they need for life after school with the focus on English language, teacher education, examination systems, and education in protracted crises where the UK has a particular comparative advantage. The programme aims to reach up to 51,000 teacher educators, teacher trainees and teachers. Through Education Reform Facility, it intends to support priority reforms on assessment and examination in Burma’s National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) with impact on 9 million children of which support for up to 73,000 will be attributable to FCDO. And it aims to support improved schooling in conflict-affected and ethnic areas to help 460,000 children in conflict-affected areas access better quality education, of which up to 46,000 attributable to FCDO.

Project identifier:

GB-1-204193

Start Date:

2018-01-24

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,249,996


Myanmar UK Health Partnership Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The UK will invest £97m over five years to develop the Burma-UK Healthcare Partnership. The partnership will: involve UK health Institutions to develop skills-based medical education, training and accreditation in Burma, together with support to related reforms to strengthen health systems; combat global health threats through stemming the spread of drug-resistant malaria and drug-resistant tuberculosis; and improve health care in conflict-affected ethnic areas as part of the UK’s peace-building support. The partnership will contribute to UK commitments to improve access to family planning, nutrition interventions and to effective treatment of malaria.

Project identifier:

GB-1-204189

Start Date:

2018-08-10

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£97,099,996


Improving the management of public funds for the benefit of people in Myanmar

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve the use of public finances so that they benefit the people of Myanmar. The expected results include contributing to increasing tax collection from large tax payers by 40% by 2020. The UK will fund a World Bank led programme to work with the Ministry of Planning and Finance to improve their ability to manage public funds and the capacity of parliament to provide oversight of public spending. The programme will also separately support tax administration, fiscal decentralisation, social accountability, and Myanmar’s involvement in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203996

Start Date:

2014-03-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£31,499,977


Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The UK will provide up to £165m over 5 years in two phases of £82.5m. The programme will provide technical support on city and regional interventions in 3 focus countries, Myanmar, Uganda and Zambia resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions will help city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205222

Start Date:

2017-06-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£165,879,592


PIDG: Core Support to Private Infrastructure Development Group

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Increased responsible private sector participation in sustainable infrastructure in poorer developing countries through increased flows of private capital & expertise.This will benefit an additional 105.1 million people by the end of 2015.

Project identifier:

GB-1-203232

Start Date:

2012-03-13

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£524,246,994




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