International Calls

INTERNATIONAL CALLS FUNDING INFORMATION

The IKI Small Grants component “International Calls” is designed to finance and support projects that contribute to the international climate and biodiversity targets at national, regional, and local level. Therefore, the IKI Small Grants component ‘International Calls’ regularly organises international ‘Calls for Proposals’.

In a one-stage selection procedure, national, sub-national, and regional organisations based in an ODA-eligible country can directly apply for funding of local or regional climate and biodiversity projects. The funding is dedicated to support the implementation of small projects that address four areas of support:

MITIGATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Development and implementation of instruments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions either directly or indirectly through developing mitigation capacities.

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Implementation of measures to reduce vulnerabilities and to increase the adaptive capacity of the population or of affected groups.

CONSERVING NATURAL CARBON SINKS/ REDD+

Adoption of measures for the restoration and ecosystem-based adaptation of forests. Long-term reduction of emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests.

CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY

Measures designed to conserve biodiversity directly or to build capacity for biodiversity conservation that adress the global loss of biodiversity.

The launch of each “Call for Proposals” is announced on this website as well as on the main IKI Homepage and in the IKI newsletter.

Under the component “International Calls”, more than 100 individual projects will be selected until 2025 and receive funding between approximately 20,000 and 200,000 euros for each project (depending on the call).

The call for project proposals, the selection process and the disbursement of funds are handled by GIZ and in accordance with GIZ procedures. The final decision on the most-promising projects and initiatives is done jointly by GIZ and BMU, following clear selection criteria and a comprehensive environmental and social safeguards system. Decisive for the selection are criteria such as relevance, quality, ambition, sustainability, and replicability as well as the general qualification of the implementing organisation. After the selection, GIZ also ensures that all selected projects are politically endorsed.

For more information on the current call, please look in our Current Selection Procedure section.

For more information and documents regarding the 2020 and 2021 calls, please look in our Information for Previous Calls section.