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SCF Newsletter | February 2022
The Strategic Collaborative Fund has an ongoing call for concept notes for regional policy dialogues in Asia that highlight the advancement of environmental sustainability, gender equality, human rights and poverty reduction.

  1. Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of COVID-19 and the climate crisis -  Deadline: 25 February 2022
  2. Climate-resilient practices to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural systems and value chains – Deadline: 10 March 2022
  3. Closing the loop: circular waste management in Asia’s cities – Deadline: 10 March 2022
  4. Improving water resources management and climate resilience by integrating socio-ecological systems thinking – Deadline: 10 March 2022
  5. Rethinking climate adaptation and mitigation through gender transformative approaches and amplifying local agency – Deadline: 10 March 2022

Event is referred as a broad term of interactive regional dialogues among policy actors and multi-stakeholders to ensure inclusive dialogues and collaborative approach. The proposed events should support the engagement and empowerment of those living in poverty, women, youth, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups and enable policy environment to unleash their full productivity potential. 

The format could be one or a series of events (workshops, forums, conferences etc.). It is required to cover the geographic scope with at least 3 countries and also address the transboundary issues and challenges in the region. Considering the pandemic and its restrictions, we are also open to virtual, hybrid and innovative approach. See examples of regional events previously organised by our partners.

Guidance note on human rights and gender equality
SEI and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) are jointly supporting the integration of gender equality and human rights into the SCF2 programme, including through coaching and support of grantees. 

This guidance note aims to support applicants to integrate human rights and gender equality in the design of their SCF2 project proposals.  


All applications must be submitted online by filling this Submittable form and attaching the Concept Note. No email submissions will be entertained, and you are required to use the concept note template as provided. Please note that all deadlines are at 23:59 Bangkok time (GMT+7), please refer to each specific thematic call due date.


For further information, send your queries to

**Please check the SCF webpage regularly to get updated information.
On 21 February 2022, SCF hosted a Live Q&A for interested parties to learn more about the SCF programme and ask questions about the ongoing call for concept notes for regional policy dialogues in 2022.
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