The 1st call for proposal for the ALiSEA Small Grant Facility has been closed on the 3rd of October 2016.
We are very glad to announce that a total of 47 Concept Notes (CN) have been received from the 4 targeted countries as follow:
- 16 Concept Notes from Vietnam
- 12 Concept Notes from Myanmar
- 11 Concept Notes from Laos
- 8 Concept Notes from Cambodia
A summary of all the CN received is available here.
Overall, there was a rather good diversity in term of geographic coverage in each country, with CN addressing different agroecosystem: low lands (rice), dry zones (pulses, orchards, VAC), uplands (vegetable, agroforestry, VAC), coastal areas. As far as the nature of the stakeholders is concerned, it can be pointed out that a large majority of concept notes has been submitted by applicants from NGO sector (49 % from local NGO and 6% from INGO). This figure goes up to nearly 90% from LNGO in Cambodia, and down to less than 20% in Vietnam.
Stakeholder representation, 1st round of call for proposal, ALiSEA Small Grant Facility Universities, with 21% of the CN overall, have been also well represented, although it is very heterogeneous across the region (70% of the University CN are from Vietnam and 30% are from Laos). 75% of the CN address directly one or more Agroecology set of practices that has been identified by ALiSEA. Amongst the practices, Organic Agriculture is by far the most represented (nearly 50%).