Philip Morris International (PMI) IMPACT to support projects dedicated to reducing or preventing illegal trade, and countering its negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities
Philip Morris International (PMI) IMPACT
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India
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Closing Date : September 15 2021, Wednesday

Description

Applications are now open for the 3rd Funding Round of Philip Morris International (PMI) IMPACT to support projects dedicated to reducing or preventing illegal trade, and countering its negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities.


Public organizations, law enforcement, private entities, and nongovernmental organizations from around the world are invited to submit their project proposals for funding. Projects can range from capacity building for law enforcement agencies, to awareness programs and on-the-ground activities, in line with the theme and focus areas of the funding round. Projects are selected through a transparent and defined evaluation process, led by a council of independent experts.
 
Thematic Areas
 
The proposals must address the 3rd funding round theme and focus on one of the following proposed topics:
  • Border Control: Sea, land and air borders play a central role in deterring illegal trade, and modern equipment and technologies are necessary to adequately monitor border zones, as well as effective border control management and policy. This topic includes three sub-topics:
    • Sub-topic 1.1 - Provision of equipment at the border
    • Sub-topic 1.2 - Support to the development of innovative technological solutions
    • Sub-topic 1.3 -  Border control management and policy
  • Capacity Building: Capacity building is the process by which individuals and organizations develop competencies and skills in order to make them more effective in fulfilling their mission. Two sub-topics are proposed: training for police and judges and support to system dynamic models.
    • Sub-topic 2.1 - Training for law enforcement and judicial academies
    • Sub-topic 2.2 - Development of Systems Dynamic Models on Illegal trade
  • Restorative Justice and Victims Protection: Restorative justice programmes (RJP) refer to a range of initiatives to allow victims and offenders and their families to repair the emotional harm caused by a crime. RJP are provided both by the Justice Administration and by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). RJP are based on the fundamental principle that criminal behavior not only violates the law, but also injures victims and the community. RJP is often based on cooperative processes that allows victims and offenders and their families to meet.
  • Network Engagements, Awareness Building and International Cooperation: This topic aims at promoting diplomatic engagement through the development of networks and knowledge partnerships. It also aims at increasing international judiciary and law enforcement cooperation. Possible proposals could include public awareness projects, or projects aiming at supporting exchanges of good practices among judiciary and police authorities on issues related to illicit trade. 
  • COVID-19 and the Threat of Illicit Trade: Organized crime has been active for years in the space of fake medicines, medical supplies and, most recently, personal protective equipment (PPE). International law enforcement organizations, such as Europol, and governmental bodies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security, had issued warnings on potential risks of organized crime profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Sub-topic 5.1 - Innovation and technology
    • Sub-topic 5.2 - Public awareness
Eligibility Criteria
 
  • PMI IMPACT is open to project proposals from public, private, or non-profit organizations, including governmental organizations, international organizations, associations, academic institutions, and corporations.
  • Applicants may not be:
    • individuals;
    • tobacco or electronic cigarette manufacturing companies; or
    • controlled by, or belong to, the same group of companies as any tobacco or electronic cigarette manufacturing company.
  • Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, however all proposals must address the funding round theme and focus on one of its proposed topics.
For more information, visit PMI IMPACT.