ENTER THE GLFx CHAPTER NETWORK WITH YOUR LOCAL NGO
Sunday, 23 July 2023, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2)
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is calling for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots initiatives to join the GLFx network as local chapters. Selected organizations will receive access to various opportunities and resources to support sustainable landscapes across the world, with a specific focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
What is GLFx?
GLFx is a global network of local NGOs and grassroot initiatives, referred to as “chapters”, who are working to accelerate action towards more sustainable, integrated landscape management. GLFx is designed to enable and empower community members with the connections, knowledge and technology to connect, share, learn and act online and in person. From hosting events in your landscape, town or city to joining online communities of practice.
Meet our current chapters here.
We will accept applications from registered local NGOs, grassroot initiatives or networks that:
- Are based in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific
- Are led and represented by people from the geographic area of the organization’s work
- Promote on-the-ground local activities to connect, share, learn and act for more sustainable landscapes
- Are well organized, with an administrative structure to receive and manage funds
- Are working towards sustainable agriculture will be given much preference.
We would especially encourage applications from groups with:
- Demonstrated experience in mobilizing actors to facilitate local action
- A strong commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and restoration
- Existing partnerships and dialogues with other stakeholders in the landscape
- A diverse team: gender balance will be taken into account during the selection process.
What’s in it for you?
Selected organizations will become a part of the GLFx chapter network and receive opportunities for:
- Networking and peer-to-peer learning through the GLFx community and GLF Charter Members
- Global spotlighting: Regional and global outreach support, storytelling opportunities through the GLF’s events and platforms
- Capacity development: Tailored learning programmes, connection with scientific experts
- Funding: internal calls for proposals, access to funding and other fundraising opportunities.
What is expected from chapters?
If your organization becomes a GLFx chapter, you will be expected to:
- Assign a focal point to liaison with the GLF
- Join regular meetings with the GLF team and other chapters
- Engage with regular opportunities shared by the GLF team
- Curate an online space on the GLFx platform to share activities and opportunities
- Regularly update the GLF about on-the-ground activities
Leverage existing activities to connect people, share knowledge locally and globally, develop learning opportunities for the community, and/or lead action on the ground.
SEE BELOW FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
To apply, simply follow these steps:
- Create an account on the GLFx platform. This will allow you to learn about what other chapters are already doing and will be crucial if you are selected for the second stage of the evaluation process.
- Prepare answers to the application questions below; make sure to have them ready for the third step.
- Fill out the online application form.
Before you apply, make sure to prepare by addressing the following the points and questions :
- Make sure that the person applying will be the focal point throughout the whole application process.
- Gather any relevant links to your organization’s website or social media accounts
- Provide basic information about the organization and the team, including the year it started, the members of the core team, and their expertise and background (300 words max)
- Prepare an overview of local environmental and social problems, drivers of degradations (if any) and main stakeholders (300 words max)
- Explain what your organization is about, including its objectives, impacts, activities (300–500 words)
- Describe the main themes your organization covers, such as ecosystem restoration, food, sustainable agriculture, gender, policy, sustainable finance, land rights, youth or biodiversity
- Describe which GLF pillars your organization’s work mainly falls under: Connect, share, learn or act.
- Tell us why you would like to become a GLFx chapter. (200 words max)
- How will the GLF’s support enable you to further address key issues in your landscape? (200 words max)
- Which partners do you plan to work with, and how do you plan to engage with them?
Sunday, 23 July 2023, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2)
Community and Action Program Manager