Request for Expression of Interest for NGO Partnership for its upcoming Community-led Climate Adaptation Project

SWISSAID seeks NGO partners for its Maharashtra-based Community-led Climate Adaptation Project. Apply by April 21, 2024, via Google Form. Selected NGOs will empower local communities to develop and implement climate adaptation plans.

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Request for Expression of Interest for NGO Partnership for its upcoming Community-led Climate Adaptation Project

Organization: Swiss Foundation for Development Cooperation (SWISSAID) Apply By: 21 Apr 2024

Request for Expression of Interest for NGO Partnership for its upcoming Community-led Climate Adaptation Project


  • Mission: SWISSAID is a 75-year-old Swiss non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the global food system by facilitating a transition towards agroecology, climate resilience, and gender equality.
  • Approach: It fosters partnerships and provides resources to empower marginalized communities in building better futures.
  • Focus Areas: Agriculture, peasant seed systems, food system transformation, natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, prevention of domestic violence and child marriage, and coordinated support to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Presence: Headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, with operations in 9 countries in the global south, including India.

Project Context:

  • Climate Change Impact: Communities relying on agriculture, forests, water, and livestock are particularly vulnerable.
  • Goal: Develop participatory climate change adaptation plans involving rural and tribal communities.
  • Focus: Maharashtra, India.
  • Approach: Collaborate with government and non-government programs to ensure comprehensive and impactful responses.
  • Need: Tailor solutions to unique challenges faced at the grassroots level.

Project Outcomes:

  1. Communities lead a decentralized, participatory, and inclusive Climate Change Adaptation Planning (CAP) process.
  2. Government functionaries are better informed about climate change impacts and adaptation strategies.
  3. Communities implement CAPs leveraging funds from various sources.
  4. Enhanced climate adaptive capacities of communities due to implementation of adaptation plans.

Project Duration: Approximately 3 years from the contract signing date.

Project Location: Up to 5 districts in Maharashtra, including Nandurbar, Amravati, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Dhule, Akola, Jalgaon, Yavatmal, Nanded, Osmanabad, Gondiya, Wardha, Raigarh, Latur, Aurangabad, Washim, Hingoli, and Pune.

Application Details:

Who can apply:

  • Registered non-profit organizations with experience in implementing projects in relevant areas.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Registered under the Societies/Trusts Act or Section 8 Company.
  • Valid FCRA registration, 12 A, and 80 G certification.
  • Minimum 3 years of audit statements of expenditure.
  • Annual turnover of at least 1 crore or more over the past three years.
  • Active, on-ground presence in at least 20-60 villages in one of the districts mentioned.
  • Experience working with community institutions.
  • Part of active and influential networks.
  • Adequate in-house human resource capacity.

How to apply:

  • Fill in the Google Form available at the provided link.
  • Do NOT send proposals/applications by email or post.
  • Deadline: 21st April 2024 before 12 am.

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisting based on details provided through Google Forms.
  • Only shortlisted agencies will be notified by 17th May 2024.
  • Shortlisted agencies may be asked to submit detailed technical and financial proposals.
  • Final selection through a participatory assessment according to SWISSAID’s norms.

Note: Participation does not guarantee selection. SWISSAID reserves the right to cancel the request.

Deadline for Submission of EOI (Google Form): 21st April 2024 before 12 am.

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