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The Donors’ Initiative For Mediterranean Freshwater Ecosystems (DIMFE) launches its first call for projects


Water resource management is one of the major issues of the 21st century. In order to respond to the challenges that impact freshwater ecosystems, the MAVA FoundationAage V. Jensen Charity Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have decided to join forces to create the Donors' Initiative for Mediterranean Freshwater Ecosystems (DIMFE); an initiative dedicated to the conservation and restoration of all freshwater ecosystems in the Mediterranean: rivers, lakes, marshes and peatlands.


This first call for projects focuses on the following themes :

  • Conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Sustainable use and management of water resources; including the prevention of hydroelectric projects with high environmental impact
  • The development and implementation of sustainable financing mechanisms for freshwater ecosystem conservation and sustainable water use
  • DIMFE will fund projects that adopt a holistic approach taking into account community and cultural aspects such as the inclusion of socio-economic benefits for local populations, the promotion of environmentally beneficial cultural practices and respect for ethnicity and gender.

This first call for projects will close on November 15th, 2021. 

For more information on the initiative