Colombia-UK PACT Market Engagement Webinar

Date: 10 January 2024

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 (COT) / 15:00 - 16:30 (UTC)

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*Please note that a results monitoring plan was mentioned in the market engagement event, but this is no longer required.

Join our webinar to find out how you can apply for grant funding for the Colombia-UK PACT Just Rural Transition sector launch.

Who is this event for?

We invite all organisations with proven relevant experience in delivering technical assistance, capacity-building, technological innovation, development projects and applied research for sustainable development in agriculture, forestry, bioeconomy, or other land-use sectors in Colombia. This could be think tanks, consultancies, academic institutions, community organisations, NGOs, professional associations, or any similar organisations that have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver an eligible project. 

Proposals must be led by non-profit organisations, although consortia with private sector members are welcome to apply. All consortia must have at least one local partner. Government agencies and government departments are not eligible to receive UK PACT funding.  

Register below to join our market engagement webinar.

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What will we be funding?

Through consultation with the current Government of Colombia, UK PACT has identified key opportunities for the Just Rural Transition sector. We are looking to award grant funding that supports equitable and inclusive rural transition toward a sustainable system of practices, providing increased prosperity for communities whilst reducing and reversing levels of deforestation, land degradation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Projects may contribute to agriculture, forestry, bioeconomy, or other sustainable land use in Colombia.

The focus will be on four areas of intervention:  

Area of intervention 1 - Consolidate best agroecology and agroforestry practices for productive land reconversion and restoration with a sustainable market approach.

Area of intervention 2 - Develop effective traceability systems for no deforestation and land degradation in existing value chains under zero-deforestation agreements and non-timber forest products.

Area of intervention 3 - Enable more applied research and bioeconomy products development for sustainable production, use, commercialisation, and conservation of biological resources.

Area of intervention 4 - Improve the design and implementation of financial instruments for rural nature-based solutions, involving local communities. 

Read our Terms of Reference for this call below.

Just Rural Transition Terms of Reference

We are pleased to announce that we will be launching further funding opportunities in two other strategic areas of intervention: Just Energy Transition, and Green & Nature Finance. Visit the Colombia-UK PACT web page to learn more about our work.