For the attention of Contracting Parties in Asia and Oceania

For the attention of Contracting Parties in Asia and Oceania

8 February 2018

The Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF) is open for applications from Contracting Parties in the Asia and Oceania regions included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients.

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) in Japan for its generous voluntary donation to establish the NWF, which is administered by the Ramsar Secretariat.

The NWF is intended to support Contracting Parties in the Asia and Oceania regions on small-scale projects, with a maximum offer of USD 18,000 per project. However, the funding is not intended to replace the need for the developing countries and countries in transition to have access to much more substantial levels of funding in order to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of their wetland resources.

The NWF is particularly interested in receiving applications for projects which aim to deepen scientific knowledge and/or raise the environmental awareness of the general public. The projects should be identified as a national priority by the Contracting Party in the implementation of the Convention’s Strategic Plan 2016-2024.

Please refer to the attached guidelines for more information. All project proposals MUST be submitted using the “Request for Funding” Form included as Section B, which should be endorsed by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in your country.

The deadline for all submissions is 1 April 2018.

Please feel free to contact the Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania, Mr. Yai Akoijam (), or Regional Officer for Oceania, Ms. Solongo Khurelbaatar (), if you have any questions about the NWF or your application.