Benefitting communities: Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal can support measurable non-carbon benefits to Vietnamese communities from expansion of carbon markets. It is recognized that some of these benefits may accrue beyond the period of BPP support.
Gender equality: The Australian Government has designated gender equality as an overarching principle for the Australian development program. Women are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. All proposals should consider if there are particular barriers for women’s participation, risks that particularly impact women and girls, and identify opportunities to address these issues or create additional income streams or other benefits.
Social inclusion: The BPP is interested in supporting proposals that will include in their models how they can better engage with people with disabilities, men and women, ethnic minorities, or any group that may be marginalised in society. We are looking to support viable, commercial initiatives that tap into and foster the skills, assets, and resources of individuals and communities who are often locked out of economic participation.
Safeguarding: BPP is looking for proposals that can identify key risks to women and marginalised populations to ensure appropriate safeguards are put in place to meet their obligations and minimise harm.