Receive Funding for your Research on Forest Restoration
SANDEE is an initiative of ICIMOD under its MKAN Regional Programme. SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources. ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre based in Kathmandu.
Globalization and climate change increasingly threaten the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and livelihoods in mountain communities. ICIMOD aims to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities while addressing upstream–downstream issues. ICIMOD serves its member countries through six regional programmes, with competencies in four thematic areas.
SANDEE invites concept notes for research projects in the general area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the HKH. Although SANDEE will consider concept notes on any topic within that general area, of particular interest for the current call are concept notes on the economics of forest restoration: the reestablishment of forest cover in degraded or recently harvested forests (reforestation) or marginal or abandoned croplands and pastures (afforestation).
Grants will range between US$20 thousand and US$30 thousand. Larger grants for multidisciplinary teams and transboundary issues are possible. Researchers (including early-career) from South Asia and the HKH employed by a university, research institute, a government agency or a nonprofit organizations are eligible.