The mission of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is to minimize the impact of international crime on the United States, its citizens, and partner nations by providing effective foreign assistance and fostering global cooperation.
Jakarta has provided foreign assistance in recent years to international NGOs to build the capacity of law enforcement, prosecutors, and judiciary to understand, investigate and prosecute wildlife trafficking within Indonesia.
To build on those positive outcomes, more now needs to be done to build the capacity of law enforcement and other entities essential to uncover and investigate environmental crimes and build strong cases that prosecutors can successfully move through the courts.
To support further progress in combating environmental crimes, INL Jakarta announces a request for Statements of Interest (SOI) outlining project concepts and capacity to:
build the capacity of law enforcement, government institutions, and local civil society organizations to prevent, interdict, investigate, and report on environmental crimes in Indonesia.
Capacity-building activities could include but are not limited to building the capacity of law enforcement agencies to gather and secure evidence (which could include electronic evidence or working with live animals), build case dossiers and/or investigate corruption underpinning environmental crimes; addressing shortcomings in the legal and regulatory framework for environmental crimes; improving internal organization of GOI agencies that interdict, investigate, and prosecute environmental crimes; training or providing equipment to enhance information and financial analysis for law enforcement; conducting workshops, hosting conferences, or facilitating study tours that facilitate communication between GOI law enforcement or other GOI officials and local environmental NGOs or community patrols; enhancing GOI interagency collaboration, coordination, and information-sharing related to environmental crimes; and capacity building activities for journalists who report on environmental crimes.
The submission of a SOI is the first step in a two-part process.
Applicants must first submit a SOI, which is a concise, concept note – no more than three pages -- designed to clearly communicate a program idea and its objectives before the development of a full proposal application.
The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants the opportunity to submit creative and well thought out program ideas for INL to evaluate prior to requiring the development of full proposal applications (which will require outcome indicators, monitoring and evaluation plans, etc).
Upon review of eligible SOIs, INL Jakarta will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications.