Mobilising More for Climate #MoMo4C – Cameroon

Tackling the impacts & causes of climate change

Overview

Nov 10
WWFFoundation / Non-profit
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Cameroon
Agribusiness, Environmental services, Food production
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequality, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action

MoMo4C is a catalyst for sustainable landscapes and businesses. Our mission is to originate bankable projects to attract private and public sector investments.


ABOUT MoMo4C

Mobilising More for Climate (MoMo4C) is a five-year program (2020-2024) organized by IUCN, Tropenbos International, and WWF. It aims to bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, investors and civil society organizations to make green business propositions.

Through Calls for Business Proposals, WWF identifies and selects business cases with a high potential of addressing landscape challenges. These should tackle the impacts and causes of climate change at a landscape level in developing countries, contribute to climate-resilience and (gender) inclusive, sustainable development in the landscapes where they are proposed, and attract investments to implement these initiatives.

WWF MoMo4C Info Sheet

What we can do together

WWF wants to identify and support Bankable Nature Solutions. These solutions should help address key challenges in the Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkébé (TRIDOM) landscape in Cameroon. Together with you, we want to create investment opportunities in sectors focused on:

What we offer

Selected projects will receive the following technical assistance:

A kick-off workshop will be organized with project owners in Bertoua. The objectives, expectations, content, and the form of the technical assistance will be discussed. Do’s and don’ts of project development, business plan, fundraising and as well as basics of project bankability will be discussed in the same workshop that will last 1,5 days.

Virtual workshops with the project owners. This will be a follow-up discussion with all projects with rounds of Q&A and the identification of individual assistance, training and capacity development needed. The virtual workshop will be organized in 4 sessions of a maximum of 3 hours each and in 4 days.

One-on-one coaching, monitoring, capacity development of project owners: Individual coaching/training sessions will be organized for project owners as per identified needs. Each session will last a maximum of 2h and each project will get a maximum of 8 sessions of individual TA.

This support will focus on the following topics:

  • Project Bankability
  • Business Plan Development
  • Partnerships
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Developing project’s teasers and Pitching
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Fundraising

Besides these support sessions, the program will also provide exposure and access to financiers, such as (international) impact funds, private and public investors and (international) financial institutions to provide the opportunity to present your bankable solution for financing.

OFF-LINE ASSISTANCE / SECRETARIAT

A program representative will be available on a dedicated phone number to answer any questions
and to support applicants to file an online application on their behalf if need be. This means that applicants facing difficulties filling in the online application can apply via a call to these phone numbers: 654 045 144 (MTN), 693 161 045 (Orange), 233 478 904 (Camtel, Landline).

COVID-19

Given the current sanitary situation, we can only organize limited face-to-face sessions. You can interact with us through conference calls (Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp) and email exchanges. Support documents including case studies and videos will be provided. Sanitation and distancing measures strictly apply during face-to-face interactions (Meeting in Bertoua, and others if need be.)

Criteria

We are looking for businesses and projects that generate financial returns for investors and communities, alongside a positive impact on nature, people and climate by increasing climate resilience through adaptation and/or mitigation and reducing pressure on ecosystems and biodiversity.

In the TRIDOM landscape, we look for bankable nature solutions that help reduce deforestation and forest degradation and/or that help create a diversified income for local communities.

Target sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Cacao production,
  • Forestry and logging,
  • Non-timber forest product (NTFP) sourcing.

 

The solutions should help address key challenges in the Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkébé (TRIDOM) landscape in Cameroon, more specifically eligible projects must be able to demonstrate a track record or future capacity to:

  • Have a positive impact on people and nature at a landscape level
  • Have commercial value and generate predictable income*
    *In many cases using blended finance from public and private sector institutions, banks, funds, and investors.

Furthermore, projects should show how they address the following:

 

Deforestation the increase in deforestation can be attributed to increasing in logging and the growth of plantations.

Forest degradation Logging operations are often carried out without respective the relevant regulation and forest management plan. This leads to the rapid degradation of forests. This is further exacerbated by the growth of commercial logging, the increase in mining concessions, and the associated development of roads.

Decreased income generation Unpredictable weather, broader climatic effects, and deforestation lead to scarcity of non-timber forest products like bush mango, Mbalacka, Ndjansang, and insect larvae. This affects the income of households that are largely dependent on the sales of these products.

MoMo4C selection process

You can apply to this call for business proposals by clicking the Apply button. The form you will have to fill in is used to not only check if you’re eligible for receiving support from MoMo4C, but also to understand the type of support that you would want to apply for.

This form has 5 parts:
  1. General information
  2. Focus of the project
  3. Business case description
  4. Stage, existing support and support requested
  5. Final check and confidentiality

If you do not have all answers to all questions, or if you are unsure about the answer, then insert your best guess.

We will send you a reply and inform you of possible next steps in about 4 weeks after the deadline. We might have clarifying questions.

Promising candidates will be asked to present their business proposal to a selection committee. The selection committee will review which projects have the right fit to be admitted into the program. Participants selected for the MoMo4C program will receive project development support based on their program application and development needs.

Timeline

MoMo4C Cameroon timeline
We strongly encourage applications from women, youth, and marginalized groups.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Roberty Essama of WWF at ressama@wwfcam.org

Our team is looking forward to getting to know you and your project. Good luck!

Please watch the video below to learn more on what Bankable Nature Solutions are

Mobilising More for Climate #MoMo4C

Mobilising More for Climate #MoMo4C

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