The Pastor Delbert Rice Small Grant Fund (PDR–SGF) is a community oriented small grant facility established by the Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) to continue the legacy and in memory of Reverend Delbert Arthur Rice.
NTFP-EP is a network of over 60 community-based organizations and support NGOs in South and Southeast Asia with an outreach to over 600 local communities.1 Its mission is to act as a catalyst in empowering local organizations working with marginalized, forestbased communities, mainly indigenous peoples (IPs), in Asia towards sustainable management of forested landscapes and ecosystems, and the right to gain access to natural resources, livelihood, cultural identity and gender equality.
Starting in 2016, the PDR-SGF has funding from the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), a global program lead by international women’s funds and rights based organization, FCAM, Mama Cash and Both Ends. In this regard, PDR-SGF opens it call for proposals. GAGGA PDR-SGF shall be in line with the GAGGA vision and will aim to strengthen capabilities and unify grassroots groups to lobby and advocate for women’s rights and environmental justice agendas.
GAGGA PDR-SGF aims to catalyze and support activities that will build up and strengthen the capacity of local organizations, with stronger focus on women in conservation, food security and health, and sustainable resource use and livelihood.