Improved lives and livelihoods: Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal can improve the lives and livelihoods of rural and remote communities in the Pacific and/or Timor-Leste through socio-economic and other benefits.
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 and disproportionately bear the brunt of energy poverty. All funded partnerships are expected to consult with women and girls and analyse barriers limiting women’s access to energy or risks that particularly impact women and girls. Proposals should clearly identify opportunities to enhance gender equality, create opportunities for women’s active participation and leadership and outline measures to generate additional income streams or other benefits for women and girls.
Safeguarding: Proposals should identify key risks to communities to ensure appropriate safeguards are put in place and minimise harm, with special consideration of any risks to children and gender-related vulnerabilities such as women’s safety.
Social inclusion: The AIFFP is interested in supporting proposals that advance social inclusion. These proposals should demonstrate a commitment to accessible design and universal access, ensuring that products and solutions are designed in ways that consider the diverse needs of all members of the community. Proposals should also consider strategies for actively involving people with disabilities, or other groups that may experience marginalization, fostering well-being, inclusivity, and empowerment.