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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 5

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)): IWT062, IWT063, IWT064, IWT065, IWT066, IWT067, IWT068, IWT069, IWT070, IWT071, IWT072, IWT073, IWT074, IWT075.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R5

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,588,554


Darwin Initiative Round 24

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-DAR24

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,604,188


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


Somalia Stability Fund II

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The purpose of this project is to promote stability across Somalia. This is a flexible adaptable instrument that will develop a portfolio of projects aimed at strengthening local governance and reducing conflict in Somalia.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205068

Start Date:

2015-11-25

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,373,255


Supporting Inclusive Growth in Somalia (SIGS)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

SIGS programme is the UK’s flagship economic development programme in Somalia. Designed as a flexible and adaptive programme it will provide an immediate response to Covid19. It now has a stronger focus on remittances, supporting UK political leadership in this area, and, accelerated support to key Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSME) sectors including domestic food production and marketing. SIGS will deliver activities to 1. Develop and diversify businesses in approx. 4 high-value sectors. 2. Stimulate investment through developing the financial sector and related policy and or regulatory capacity. 3. Develop the evidence base on inclusive, sustainable, economic development in Somalia. SIGS will provide an essential policy and influencing resource for UK leadership on HIPC debt relief and or the associated reforms, including on the financial sector and counter terrorist financing.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300370

Start Date:

2020-08-21

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,069,997


Public Resource Management in Somalia

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To build the capacity of Somalia’s new federal system of government by establishing and improving systems for tax, spend and civil service management at all levels including Public finance management , Public administration and work on decentralisation / federalism.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205065

Start Date:

2015-11-25

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£39,499,993


Somalia Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (SHARP) 2018-2022

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.

Project identifier:

GB-1-205128

Start Date:

2017-08-18

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£323,999,987


Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) Phase II Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To improve governance, accountability and public service delivery by the Government of Somaliland. This will promote long-term stability in the region and improve the lives of poor Somalilanders. This programme contributes to our SDGs by delivering public services, and building core government capacity and functions and will result in improved planning and delivery for development priorities by 2022.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300368

Start Date:

2017-05-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£25,629,050


Somalia Monitoring Programme Phase 3

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Somalia Monitoring Programme Phase 3 aims to generate and promote use of better evidence and statistics to define, deliver and adjust FCDO programmes in Somalia. It is designed to ensure that British Embassy Mogadishu (BEM), Somali officials and the international community have access to the evidence and statistics needed to ensure programmes and policies are targeted, effective and adaptive; and that risks are identified and managed. SMP 3 involves two key components: the first is Third-Party Monitoring and Learning (TPML) of UK (FCDO) programming in the field, to ensure that our activities deliver expected outcomes, and Campaign Goals in the Somalia Country Plan. The second is support to the Somali National Statistics System to collect, analyse, and use key data enabling the authorities to better target policies and systems that deliver development outcomes.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300858

Start Date:

2021-10-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£11,350,000


Somalia Security and Justice Programme II

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Somalia Security and Justice Programme aims to promote more affordable, accountable, able and acceptable policing and justice systems in targeted areas that provide a visible security presence and facilitate the peaceful resolution of disputes with lessons from these informing the development of the federal architecture

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300860

Start Date:

2021-10-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£16,499,999


Somalia Forward, Stable Settlements & Fair Power

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The programme facilitates political dialogue on how power and resource will be shared, using these agreements to progress a constitutional review and more democratic electoral system for Somalia, improving the sustainability, stability, and inclusivity of politics.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300490

Start Date:

2018-10-26

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£12,009,828


Unlocking Prosperity in the Horn of Africa

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Investment in the Horn of Africa’s to support full and inclusive trade and economic growth potential of the region by developing and improving key roads, enabling trade cross borders and enhancing local economic development.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300650

Start Date:

2018-11-15

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£23,861,807


Better Lives for Somali Women and Children

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To achieve UK's manifesto commitment of reducing preventable deaths, the Better Lives for Somali Women and Children will continue to respond to the health and nutrition needs of the Somali people. There will be a continued focus on delivering an essential package of health services. The programme will strengthen the Somali Health Authorities oversight of service provision, which will in turn promote local accountability and allow them increasingly to respond to the needs of their populations. This programme approach aims to support long term sustainability and state building that is part of the wider strategic agenda. There will also be a climate change mitigation component (ICF) within the programme.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300857

Start Date:

2022-04-21

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£120,000,000


Somalia Stability Fund III

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Somalia Stability Fund III will work to build stability in Somalia. It will do so by deepening understanding of the core underlying causes and drivers of conflict and instability. It will address them in ways that help widen and deepen the political settlement (agreements between different political actors), at multiple levels, and help build resilience to conflict and violence when these political settlement processes inevitably come under stress.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300916

Start Date:

2022-03-23

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£59,999,999


Humanitarian Policy Fund

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Work carried out under this fund will focus directly on the five pillars of the UK’s 2017 Humanitarian Reform Policy and will support the UK to deliver on its Grand Bargain and World Humanitarian Summit commitments; contributing to improving the way the humanitarian system works for beneficiaries. The aims of the Fund are to: (i) Generate policy thinking and innovation by convening eminent thought leaders to reflect on some of the most pressing humanitarian challenges and think creatively about future priorities. (ii) Deliver catalytic work to unblock problems with current or future reform priorities (iii) Complement and draw on DFID’s Research and Evidence Department’s research and in-country innovations to develop future policy thinking e.g. comparing approaches across countries to identify policies that best enable programme delivery. (iv) Provide ‘seed’ funding to develop new policy initiatives or interventions

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300612

Start Date:

2018-09-18

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,469,355


The Evidence Fund - 300708

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Evidence Fund procures and manages research and evaluations that primarily benefit ODA eligible countries. Most research and evaluations paid for by the Evidence Fund are country-specific, and all respond to requests for evidence to inform programme or policy decisions. Primarily serving research requests from HMG’s Embassies and High Commissions in ODA eligible countries, and from HMG policy and strategy teams, the Evidence Fund strengthens the evidence behind the UK’s priority international development investments and development diplomacy. The Evidence Fund also invests modest amounts of non-ODA, to strengthen the evidence behind wider UK foreign policy.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300708

Start Date:

2020-07-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£19,483,045


Coronavirus Outbreak - UK Response

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To ensure DFID and the international community is well prepared to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak in a timely and effective manner. In line with the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, this will ensure that lives are saved, livelihoods preserved and global health security is strengthened.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301150

Start Date:

2020-02-19

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£216,425,847


Capability Programme supporting HMG to further enhance the UK’s response to conflict management and resolution.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Programme will enable the FCDO's Office for Conflict, Stabilisation and Mediation to access technical experts from outside of HMG to enhance the UK’s conflict prevention, management and resolution work, as set out in the Integrated Review. The programme will also underpin the design and implementation of a cross government UK Conflict Strategic Framework with new research partnerships and deploying specialists to enable a range of interventions in countries prioritised by the conflict strategy. Technical expertise will also be channeled through strategic local and international partner organisations. Intended beneficiaries will be people in targeted countries whose lives are affected by different types of conflicts, including some of the most vulnerable such women, youth and children.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-301371

Start Date:

2021-10-21

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,213,999




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