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There are two main steps involved in the project application process:

(1) Submission of a project concept note.

(2) Submission of a full project proposal once the concept note has been recommended by APFNet’s Project Appraisal Panel.

The call for project concept notes is announced on the APFNet website at: www.apfnet.cn. The APFNet Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (Annex 1) and Eligibility for Project Application (Annex 2) should be used as a guidance material when developing a concept note. Please refer to the instructions below for application.

1. Application Procedures

Applicants are requested to first submit a project Concept Note, which will be appraised by the APFNet Project Appraisal Panel. If a concept note is recommended by the Project Appraisal Panel, the applicant will be asked to develop the concept note into a full Project Proposal. If requested by the applicant, technical support can be provided during development of the project proposal.

2. Principles

Applicants should consider the following principles while developing a project for APFNet funding:

(1) Conformity with the mission and objectives of APFNet;

(2) Conformity with the needs of the target economy/ies;

(3) Conformity with the forest policies, development strategies and related laws of target economy/ies;

(4) Able to bring potential ecological, economic and social benefits via forest management;

(5) Encouraging multi-stakeholder participation;

(6) Strengthening the capacity of local forest practitioners in managing forests.

3. Project categories

APFNet funds projects that fall under the following three categories:

(1) Demonstration projects which showcase best practices in forest rehabilitation and management in a cost-effective manner;

(2) Research or policy development projects which focus on theoretical or technological research in the forest sector or assessment and improvement of existing forestry policies and development of new forest strategies and strategic plans; and

(3) Capacity building projects that concentrate on institutional capacity enhancement including institutional planning and decision-making and enforcement.

4. Priorities

Project proposals should closely follow APFNet’s key priorities as set out in the APFNet Strategic Guide 2016-2020 (Annex 1) :

(1) Rehabilitating degraded forests and increasing forest cover;

(2) Promoting sustainable forest management to enhance ecological functions and ecosystem security of forests;

(3) Enhancing forests’ contribution to socio-economic development and to improvement of local livelihoods.

In order to be consistent with APFNet’s objectives and mission, project proposals should be aligned with the forest management priorities and actual on-the-ground needs of each economy, while contributing to the socio-economic development of key stakeholders.

5. Grant Policy

APFNet provides grants for projects of two sizes:

(1) Projects with APFNet grant less than USD 100,000 are applied for and identified through APFNet secretariat reviewing process and could be directly approved by the Executive Director of APFNet. However, this kind of project only accounts for 10% or less of the annual APFNet newly funded projects.

(2) Regular projects are identified through APFNet PAP technical review and approval process. Normally projects requesting APFNet grant above USD 100,000 fall in this category. The grant for a two or three year project is up to USD 500,000.

6. Submission

Applicants should use the APFNet Concept Note Format (Annex 3) in English when formulating a project concept note. Concept notes must be submitted in paper original in A4 format and in electronic format (Word format and PDF format). The electronic version must be identical to the hardcopy.

All CNs should be signed by both project proponent and APFNet Council Representatives from the project target economy/ies (see Annex 4: Contact List of APFNet Council Representatives and Contact Persons).

If a concept note is recommended by PAP to be further developed into a proposal, the proposal must be submitted to APFNet Secretariat together with an official letter of the APFNet Council Representatives, showing the support of the forest authority from the project target economy/ies to the project.

Applicants should use the APFNet Proposal Format (Annex 5) and APFNet Project Proposal Example (Annex 6) in English when formulating a project proposal. The proposal must be submitted in paper original in A4 format and in electronic format (Word format and PDF format). The electronic version must be identical to the hardcopy.

All PPs should be signed by both project proponent and APFNet Council Representatives from the project target economy/ies (see Annex 4: Contact list of APFNet Council Representatives and Contact Persons).

7. Closing time

The original concept note and project proposal in hard copy must be submitted to the APFNet Secretariat before deadline which is informed by APFNet in a sealed envelope by registered mail, courier service or hand-delivery.

8. Contact information and mailing address

Mr. ZHAI Hongbo

Program Planning Division

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

6thFloor, Building A, Baoneng Center, No.12, Futong Dongdajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102

P. R. China

Tel: (86-10)-66007866 ext. 8027

Fax: (86-10)-84216958

Website: www.apfnet.cn

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Annexes:

1. APFNet Strategic Plan 2016-2020

2. Eligibility for Project Application

3. APFNet Concept Note Format

4. Contact List of APFNet Council Representatives and Contact Persons

5. APFNet Project Proposal Format

6. APFNet Project Proposal Example

 

All annexes can be found on the APFNet website at: www.apfnet.cn.