Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Making Africa’s Case in the Global Climate Debate: the 2022 Ibrahim Governance Forum report

Making Africa’s Case in the Global Climate Debate: the 2022 Ibrahim Governance Forum report, # 140 p.

Exactly six months ahead of the UNFCCC COP27 summit hosted by Egypt and immediately following the UNCCD COP15 summit hosted by Côte d’Ivoire, the 25-27 May 2022 Ibrahim Governance Forum aimed to help inform and articulate Africa’s position in the global debate around climate change.

Prior to the Forum, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation produced the Facts & Figures document to ensure debates are grounded in the most recent and relevant data.

The Ibrahim Forum Report now combines the data findings with the main takeaways and recommendations from the Forum sessions.

The Ibrahim Forum Report provides a comprehensive analysis of: 

  1. the specific impacts of the climate crisis in Africa, and how these intersect with pre-existing social and development issues such as poverty, food insecurity, instability;
  2. the challenge of balancing access to energy and climate protection, in the continent with the largest energy gap globally; 
  3. Africa’s promising role in the global fight against climate change, if financial, human and governance hurdles are overcome.

The Forum Report concludes with 15 Key Recommendations from the Ibrahim Governance Forum aimed at ensuring Africa's agenda is placed at the heart of continental and global agreements and policy actions on the way - and beyond - COP27.

Related:

12/08 Pascal Lamy: Africa’s position at Cop27

Friday, August 12, 2022

Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary

The RUFORUM board announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. 

He will replace Prof. Adipala Ekwamu who has been serving as the Executive Secretary since the founding of RUFORUM in 2004 by 10 Universities Vice Chancellors in five countries of Eastern and Southern Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe). RUFORUM has since expanded to 150 Member Universities in 38 African Countries spanning the African Continent. RUFORUM core function is to support strengthening human and research capacity in the areas of agriculture, science, technology and innovation.

Building globally sustainable food systems

20 June - 1 July 2022. Fellows from six African countries joined colleagues at Leeds to strengthen networks and build research and leadership skills, helping to bring sustainable change in African food systems.

The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) works with early-career researchers in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The aim is to build capacity for African food systems research and develop policy solutions and practical interventions to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal targets.

The FSNet-Africa summer school runs from 20 June to 1 July at the University, with 20 fellows and 40 mentors invited to participate in a programme that will focus on training aspects such as interdisciplinary research, policy advocacy, academic leadership.

This includes exploring areas such as skills training on food innovation and entrepreneurship, visiting the University farm to discuss the farm’s key activities and receive at tour of our environmental observatory, as well as learning how to create impact from research.

The Leeds summer school programme is a follow-up to the first summer school and research symposium that was held online and at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, in January 2022.

Dr. Petronella Chaminuka from the @ARCSouthAfrica was a participant in the program’s Summer School at the @UniversityLeeds

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Upcoming:

Recordings 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week

 

20-30 June 2022. 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week

The 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week ANH2022 took place online this June in partnership with the Southern Africa Food Lab and a range of pan-African organisations.

ANH2022 was held over two weeks, including:

  • Learning Labs - Monday 20 to Thursday 23 June
  • Research Conference - Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 June
The ANH2022 Research Conference was accompanied by a multitude of side events hosted by organisations across the world on a wide range of topics. See the graphic below for the full schedule and visit the programme to learn more about specific events.

Extract of the programme:

30/06 Transforming food systems for health and sustainability

30/06 Food systems resilience. Is circularity the answer?

While tweaking food systems in their current model may buy some time and reduce some immediate
vulnerabilities, it is increasingly acknowledged that a fundamental reconfiguration is needed to rebuild food architectures that are resilient, sustainable, just; and maybe even peace-inducing.

In recent years the ancient concept of circularity has been popularised as a strategy to generate economic and environment benefits. But should, and could, it harness benefits beyond these domains? This session brought together a diverse group of experts to think about circularity in a more holistic, multi-disciplinary manner, to ponder how it relates to:
  • The role of livestock in circular agro-production systems
  • Indigenous knowledge, traditional practices and biodiversity
  • Regional food sovereignty and agroecological transitions
  • Waste management, human health and systemic transformation
  • De-concentration of corporate power in the food system.
  • Setting the scene Megan Deeney, Researcher – Circular Food Systems, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Moderator:Thin Lei Win, Independent food systems journalist
  • Alice Ruhweza, Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Desta Mebratu, Professor at the Center for Sustainability Transitions at University Stellenbosch & Lead for the United Nations High Level Champions Initiative (UNHLC) on Open Waste Burning
  • Hannah van Zanten, Associate Professor of Circular Food Systems, Wageningen University.
  • Mamadou Goita, Executive Director of the Institute for Research and Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD). Founding member, COPAGEN (the Coalition to Protect African Genetic Heritage) and AFSA (Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa).

30/06 Food system governance, policy and legislation

Thursday, August 11, 2022

MamoPanel 's Bioeconomy report

MamoPanel (2022) Nature’s Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa’s Bioeconomy – Full Report #97 

In Africa, the bioeconomy strategy of the East African Community (EAC) is currently being finalized, while in some countries—as this report will show—the first generation of bioeconomy strategies is under development. There is hence a clear opportunity for Africa to show leadership and to leapfrog to a developing bioeconomy. 

This report draws on the experience of four African countries:

  1. Ghana Case Study-Nature’s Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa’s Bioeconomy
  2. Namibia Case Study-Nature’s Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa’s Bioeconomy
  3. South Africa Case Study-Nature’s Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa’s Bioeconomy
  4. Uganda Case Study-Nature’s Solutions: Policy Innovations and Opportunities for Africa’s Bioeconomy

 - that are already exploring various bioeconomy approaches, and whose policy and institutional innovations are noteworthy for other countries on the continent. 

Background 

The Malabo Montpellier Panel convenes 18 leading experts in agriculture, engineering, ecology, nutrition, and food security. Its aim is to facilitate policy choices by African governments in order to accelerate progress toward food security and improved nutrition. 

The Panel identifies areas of progress and positive change across the continent and assesses the things that successful countries have done differently. It identifies the institutional and policy innovations and program interventions that can best be replicated and scaled by other countries. 

The related Malabo Montpellier Forum provides a platform to promote policy innovation; it uses the evidence produced by the Panel to facilitate dialogue among high-level decisionmakers on African agriculture, nutrition, and food security.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Soil Mapping, Fertilizer Application, and Maize Yield

AKADEMIYA2063 (2022) Soil Mapping, Fertilizer Application, and Maize Yield: A Spatial Econometric Approach # 44 p.

Despite the increasing availability of precision agriculture technology, most farmers in developing countries are still practicing farming with limited reliable information on soil characteristics. Using a unique geo-referenced dataset from the Democratic Republic of Congo, this article provides empirical insights on the spatial effects of fertilizer application on maize yield while estimating the size and direction of spatial spillover effects (direct and indirect effects) from leaching and runoff. 

Three fertilizer application scenarios are examined:

  1. homogeneous fertilizer application, 
  2. site-specific or heterogeneous, and 
  3. site-specific with spillover effects. 

Maize yield response is then assessed for the three scenarios. Tje authors found significantly higher maize yields under site-specific application (8.4 tons/ha) compared to homogeneous application (2.0 tons/ha). Their findings also provide evidence of spillover effects as the average maize yield is reduced by 1.9 tons/ha when spatial spillovers are accounted for. 

As anticipated, farmers’ profitability with homogeneous fertilizer application is lower in comparison to site-specific application. 

Furthermore, excluding areas with potentially lower gross profit margins results in a 35.6 percent increase in gross profit (site-specific), and a 22.7 percent increase (site-specific with spillovers).

Monday, August 8, 2022

Food Processing for Improved Diets.

The relationship between food processing and diets is complex; expanding the production of processed foods may play a role in both supporting and hindering food systems in delivering safe, nutritious diets. 

In regions of the world with high burdens of malnutrition—including both overweight/obesity, micronutrient deficiency, and undernutrition—food processing can be leveraged to improve diets and nutrition. 

This new brief from USAID Advancing Nutrition for USAID and implementing partners assists with the design and implementation of food processing activities for improved diets and nutrition.

Read the new brief to learn more. https://bit.ly/3vMyg7S

Monday, August 1, 2022

Upcoming webinars during the month of August

ANDE DIGITALIZATION LEARNING LAB 2








Aug 3, 2022 - Aug 3, 2022

 Join the second Pan-African Digitalization Learning Lab as the aim to unpack a design-driven perspective to your organization's Digital Transformation journey. You'll be shown various models and framework to help map your organization.

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE








Aug 11, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022

AGRICO 2022 has been designed as a platform to unite diverse research and case studies for oral or poster presentations in major areas of Sustainable Agriculture worldwide, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities.

 AGROFOOD KENYA








Aug 12, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022

The event targets to become an annual platform for valuable business contacts between leading manufacturers from the world over and professionals from the Kenyan and Swahili speaking East & Central African Agrofood & Plastprintpack industry.

 AGRF 2022








Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

The AGRF, Africa’s premier forum for food and agriculture, has launched its 12th annual summit under the theme ‘Grow, Nourish and Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food systems’ to be held in Kigali Rwanda from September 5 to 9, 2022.This year’s summit will call for accelerated action by leaders, innovators, businesses, private institutions, civil society, and development agencies to put forward bold actions and unite efforts toward the continental food security agenda

 AGRF 12TH SUMMIT








Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

The AGRF, Africa’s premier forum for food and agriculture, has launched its 12th annual summit under the theme Grow, Nourish and Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient F: Grow, Nourish and Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systemsood Systems’ to be held in Kigali Rwanda from September 5 to 9, 2022.

 GLF AFRICA DIGITAL CONFERENCE 2022








Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022

The GLF Africa Digital Conference will gather thousands of frontline leaders who are tackling the climate crisis head-on. Featuring leading change-makers, voices, and thinkers from across Africa and the rest of the world, GLF Africa will demonstrate the power of community-led action for food security, drought management, and healthy ecosystems.

 SAHEL CHANGEMAKERS’ CONFERENCE








Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022

Join the Sahel Changemakers’ Conference scheduled for September 15, 2022 to discuss ‘Curbing the Nigerian Food Crisis: Ensuring Resilience and Sustainability in the Agribusiness Landscape’

 FOOD AND KITCHEN TANZANIA 2022








Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

The 23rd FOOD & KITCHEN 2022 - International Trade Exhibition on Food & Kitchen is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, concurrently held with East Africa Trade Exhibition (EAITE). The exhibition attracts exhibitors from more than 20 countries and visitors all over.

 FOOD & KITCHEN TANZANIA 2022








Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

The 23rd FOOD & KITCHEN 2022 - International Trade Exhibition on Food & Kitchen is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, concurrently held with East Africa Trade Exhibition (EAITE).

 AWIEF 2022: ADVANCING AFRICA THROUGH GENDER INTEGRATION








Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022

The annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) brings together more than 1,300 entrepreneurs, startups, thought leaders, policy makers, international development partners, investors, CSOs, academia, and media for dialogue and discussions on issues of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in Africa.Come connect and learn at the 8th edition of Africa’s leading women’s leadership and entrepreneurship conference and awards event on the 12th and 13th September 2022 in Cairo, Egypt.

 SA INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022








Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022

#SAIS2022 will be a constellation of events happening all around Cape Town culminating in a wealth of industry and theme-specific gatherings to bring a new SAIS experience to the City of Cape Town.

 2022 NORMAN E. BORLAUG INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE








Oct 12, 2022 - Oct 22, 2022

The 2022 Borlaug Dialogue will be conducted in a hybrid format, with virtual and in-person participation in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s theme, “Feeding a Fragile World,” focuses on the nexus of agriculture, food security and climate change addressing adaptation and mitigation solutions to reach the SDGs by 2030. The triple threat of COVID, conflict, and climate embodies the multiple challenges the global food system faces now and in the future. The event will address scalable solutions for adaptation and mitigation to limit planetary warming below 1.5° C and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

 FUTURE OF FOOD AND AG-TECH SUMMIT








Oct 12, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022

The Future Food and Ag-Tech  Summit 2022 aims to provide a high-level platform to discuss and explore different possible scenerios for the next generation agriculture and agri-food innovation.

 AFMASS FOOD EXPO ETHIOPIA EDITION









Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022

Join us at the first edition of AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia edition – as we redefine the future of the food, beverage and milling industry in North-Eastern Africa

 6TH AFRICAN DIASPORA AGROFOOD FORUM








Oct 21, 2022 - Oct 22, 2022

The Food Bridge vzw and its partners will be organizing the 6th edition of the African Diaspora Agrofood Forum. The theme for this 2022 edition is Investment, Trade and Transformative Development.Diaspora entrepreneurs are unique achievers. They are unique in the sense that they have no dedicated framework for support from Africa or the international resources managers such as global agencies, financial institutions and even NGOs .

 UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP27)








Nov 8, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022

The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances the global climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions in Africa.

 GLF CLIMATE ALONGSIDE COP27









Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

 AFMASS FOOD EXPO EASTERN AFRICA








Nov 24, 2022 - Nov 26, 2022

The food industry in Eastern Africa is the most vibrant in Africa – as new investments and new product innovations surge in key markets in the region such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda etc!!

 AGROFOOD WEST AFRICA








Nov 29, 2022 - Dec 2, 2022

Exhibitors from all over the world are ready to meet with Ghanaian and West African farmers, food & drink producers, and food retail, hotels, and restaurants to discuss ideas, network, and talk business.

 AGRA INNOVATE LAGOS








Dec 6, 2022 - Dec 7, 2022

Now in its 8th year, Agra Innovate Lagos is West Africa's leading agriculture trade show. Featuring free seminars on hot agribusiness topics, a buzzing expo and unlimited networking opportunities, the expo connects global suppliers to serious local agriculture sector buyers, professionals and practitioners.

 6TH GLF INVESTMENT CASE SYMPOSIUM









Dec 22, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

 AGRITECH WEST AFRICA









Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023

AWA would be the finest exhibition and marketing platform for companies in the agriculture technology, agro chemicals, irrigation & systems, and all products related to agriculture and value addition, if they are targeting to connect partners and expand your business in West Africa.

AR4D Funding Opportunities for Africa - August 2022

 

Agriculture Fisheries Forestry

Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 2 August 2022

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers story grants to journalists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Vietnam to report on viral zoonotic diseases and efforts to prevent their spillover from animals to humans. EJN aims to support the production of stories that raise awareness about viral zoonotic diseases and drive conversation among communities and policy makers. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio). Freelance reporters and staff reporters from international, national, local or community-based outlets are eligible. The Earth Journalism Network expects to award at least one grant to each target country, with an average budget of US$1,200 each. Deadline for applications is 02 August 2022.

Because International

Deadline: 5 August 2022

Because International seeks applications for its Accelerator program. The Program was created for early to middle stage entrepreneurs that have ideas for a socially innovative product. Entrepreneurs from all around the world are invited to apply. Participants will receive 10-weeks of online training, coaching, networking opportunities and the opportunity to compete in a pitch event for a cash prize. The application deadline is 05 August 2022.

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

Deadline: 9 August 2022

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) seeks applications for the Investing in Women in South Sudan (IIW-SS) program. Projects should focus on enhancing women’s economic empowerment in the honey, sorghum, sesame, shea nut and groundnut value chains in South Sudan to increase incomes, reduce climate risks, and transform livelihoods. Total grant funds requested must be between US$50 thousand and US$750 thousand. Eligibility extends to for-profit enterprises located in South Sudan with demonstrated presence in Central and Eastern Equatoria States. The deadline for the submission of concept note applications is 09 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 11 August 2022

The SEED Replicator program offers incubation workshops to identify opportunities for enterprise creation and to guide aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking for partnerships to build an eco-inclusive business model. Successful alumni can apply for a SEED Grant which pays for your immediate necessary activities, measures or machinery required to establish the new enterprise. SEED Replicator Program currently invites applications from entrepreneurs in India and Kenya. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 11 August 2022.

Standards and Trade Development Facility

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to increase the capacity of farmers, processors and traders in developing countries to implement international SPS standards to gain and maintain market access. The STDF seeks applications to improve its food safety, animal and plant health capacity. Grants are expected to help address particular challenges or issues that affect trade to international markets. Projects should have a maximum duration of three years, or less. The STDF offers grants of up to US$1 million for projects that promote compliance with international SPS requirements. Public and private sector entities as well as non-profit non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. Applications for STDF grants should be submitted by 12 August 2022.

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement grants US$250 thousand to recognize exceptional accomplishments in environmental science, energy, or medicine. The Tyler Prize can be awarded to living individuals or public or private institutions anywhere in the world. Several past prize winners have been distinguished in scientific and technical areas such as the global nitrogen cycle, global biodiversity assessments, wastewater treatment in developing countries, and others relevant to the link between environment and development. The closing date for nominations is 12 August 2022.

New England Biolabs Foundation

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on regions (specified on the website) in Central America; South America, and West Africa. The maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The deadlines for submission of LOIs are 28 March 2022 and 14 August 2022.

West African Research Association

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, announces support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. The Fellowship program will award three doctoral research grants of US$4 thousand each. Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology, entrepreneurship, and a wide range of other fields. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The program is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2022.

U.S Embassy Bujumbura

Deadline: 15 August 2022

The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out a project in Burundi. Priority program areas include projects that mitigate the effects of climate change, promote minimizing waste and regenerating our resources, and support protecting the natural environment and sustainable agriculture. Programs and projects will be funded with up to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, academic institutions and individuals. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.

U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 17 August 2022

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. Applications have to be submitted by 17 August 2022.

World Ocean Initiative

Deadline: 19 August 2022

The Ocean Changemakers Challenge seeks business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. The challenge is aimed at early-career researchers and professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators with solutions to ocean challenges, e.g. marine pollution, overfishing and overexploitation of marine resources, unsustainable aquaculture, or destruction of ocean habitats. Three finalists will receive guidance from renowned ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship program and present their business idea for a blue economy at the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit in Canada (October 2022). Entries close on 19 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 22 August 2022

SEED offers valuable resources and professional support to expand entrepreneurial ideas while learning from peers during interactive SEED Starter workshops. SEED Starter workshops consist of a team of 2-5 members that bring in a business idea for addressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Successful alumni are invited to apply for a SEED Grant for up to €1,000 which pays for resources required to establish the new enterprise. Eco-Entrepreneurs from Kenya and India are invited to apply for the next starter workshop. Applications from India must be received by 08 August 2022. Applications from Kenya must be received by 22 August 2022.

Teach A Man To Fish

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 22 June, 22 August, and 22 November 2022.

Global Research Council

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Global Research Council (GRC) aims to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs through collaborative research initiatives. Projects will be funded through international consortia consisting of eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries. Consortia must be based in the following countries: Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Turkey. Funding of approximately €8,2 million is available. The deadline for application is 25 August 2022.

World Bank Group

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group seeks application for the 2023 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program for Ph.D. Students and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country, getting hands-on experience in development work. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Fellows will receive consultant fees, economy class air travel, and worker's compensation insurance. The program invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students, in disciplinary fields that include agriculture, energy, and others. The deadline to submit applications is 25 August 2022.

SVG Ventures

Deadline: 26 August 2022

Silicon Valley Global Ventures is an investment, technology and advisory firm that invests in companies that go through their accelerator program. The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge seeks innovative startups who are advancing a more sustainable future for agriculture. Selected companies benefit from an accelerator program that provides investment, mentorship and direct access to agriculture companies and farmers. The application deadline is 26 August 2022.

African Plant Nutrition Institute

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) awards US$5,000 to African scientists to support education, training, and communication programs relevant to improving the use and efficiency of plant nutrients in African agro-ecosystems. Projects must focus on improved outreach or implementation of appropriate soil fertility management in agricultural systems. Eligibility extends to scientists, extension specialists or educators working at an African university, nonprofit organization, or in the private sector. Application must be completed by 31 August 2022.

Mirova

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Nature+ Accelerator Fund aims to support nature-based innovative solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change whilst delivering positive impacts both on biodiversity and the wellbeing of local communities. The Fund will invest in projects across the following four categories: Terrestrial Conservation and Restoration; Marine Conservation and Coastal Resilience; Sustainable Agriculture; and Nature-Based Innovation (e.g., drone technology, conservation-focused smart apps, etc.). Projects with an early-stage concept may request between US$100-200 thousand, projects that have a proof-of-concept can receive between US$1-2 million, and successful projects looking for follow-on funding to scale-up will receive up to US$5 million. Applicants must be seeking commercial proposals – the funding delivered will be investment capital subject to repayment and returns. The application window closes 31 August 2022.

TRACE and Alfred Friendly

Deadline: 31 August 2022

TRACE and Alfred Friendly provide fellowships to strengthen investigative journalism (including reporting on environmental crimes, climate change and others). The program provides training seminars at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia (USA). The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. Candidates must be between 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. The fellowship is open to early-career journalists from developing countries. Complete applications must be submitted by 31 August 2022.




Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife

Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 2 August 2022

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers story grants to journalists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Vietnam to report on viral zoonotic diseases and efforts to prevent their spillover from animals to humans. EJN aims to support the production of stories that raise awareness about viral zoonotic diseases and drive conversation among communities and policy makers. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio). Freelance reporters and staff reporters from international, national, local or community-based outlets are eligible. The Earth Journalism Network expects to award at least one grant to each target country, with an average budget of US$1,200 each. Deadline for applications is 02 August 2022.

Because International

Deadline: 5 August 2022

Because International seeks applications for its Accelerator program. The Program was created for early to middle stage entrepreneurs that have ideas for a socially innovative product. Entrepreneurs from all around the world are invited to apply. Participants will receive 10-weeks of online training, coaching, networking opportunities and the opportunity to compete in a pitch event for a cash prize. The application deadline is 05 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 11 August 2022

The SEED Replicator program offers incubation workshops to identify opportunities for enterprise creation and to guide aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking for partnerships to build an eco-inclusive business model. Successful alumni can apply for a SEED Grant which pays for your immediate necessary activities, measures or machinery required to establish the new enterprise. SEED Replicator Program currently invites applications from entrepreneurs in India and Kenya. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 11 August 2022.

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The IGES, the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies on Sustainability, and Japan's Ministry of the Environment announce the latest round of sub-grants under the Satoyama Development Mechanism. The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) promotes the sustainable use of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes. Grants are up to US$20 thousand for field projects; research; collaboration activities; and capacity building and outreach that link ecosystems and community systems on a sustainable basis. Applicants must be approved members of the IPSI at the date of submitting project proposals. The application deadline is 12 August 2022.

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement grants US$250 thousand to recognize exceptional accomplishments in environmental science, energy, or medicine. The Tyler Prize can be awarded to living individuals or public or private institutions anywhere in the world. Several past prize winners have been distinguished in scientific and technical areas such as the global nitrogen cycle, global biodiversity assessments, wastewater treatment in developing countries, and others relevant to the link between environment and development. The closing date for nominations is 12 August 2022.

United Nations Environment Programme

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invites governments to submit applications to a special program on waste management in developing countries. The program may provide financial support from US$50 thousand to US$250 thousand (in certain circumstances up to US$500 thousand) to strengthen the capacities of national institutions and help the government to develop and monitor the implementation of national policies, strategies, programs and legislation. The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 August 2022.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual competition that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data. In 2022, the Challenge will award a total of €20 thousand for advancements in open science that feature tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data. The Challenge is open worldwide to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees. The closing date for submissions is 14 August 2022.

Global Landscapes Forum

Deadline: 14 August 2022

Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) launches the Restoration Stewards program to support the work of five young restoration practitioners. The Restoration Stewards will receive a grant of €5000 to develop their restoration project and raise awareness among their local communities about the importance of ecosystem restoration and healthy landscapes. Anyone between the age of 18 and 35 years old who has initiated a restoration project in any of the following ecosystems: forest, mountains, oceans, peatlands/wetlands, drylands/rangelands, is eligible to apply. The application deadline is 14 August 2022.

New England Biolabs Foundation

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on regions (specified on the website) in Central America; South America, and West Africa. The maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The deadlines for submission of LOIs are 28 March 2022 and 14 August 2022.

West African Research Association

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, announces support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. The Fellowship program will award three doctoral research grants of US$4 thousand each. Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology, entrepreneurship, and a wide range of other fields. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The program is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2022.

Eco-Generation

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Samsung Engineering Eco-Generation announces the call for applications for the 29th Regional Youth Ambassadors Program. Eco-Generation is a social networking platform offering a range of possibilities for engaging children and young adults to advance their role and commitment in environmental conservation and protection. Youth aged between 13 and 24 qualify to become an ambassador and represent Tunza Eco-Generation. The Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs around the world. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.

U.S Embassy Bujumbura

Deadline: 15 August 2022

The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out a project in Burundi. Priority program areas include projects that mitigate the effects of climate change, promote minimizing waste and regenerating our resources, and support protecting the natural environment and sustainable agriculture. Programs and projects will be funded with up to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, academic institutions and individuals. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.

Wildlife Acoustics

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance animal biology research, habitat monitoring and environmental conservation through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$4 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. Applications are evaluated quarterly with deadlines on 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November.

Women for the Environment

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Applications are open for the 2023 Women for the Environment (WE) Africa’s Leadership Program. Women for the Environment is a mentorship program for women leaders who focus on conservation and environmental protection in Africa. The program includes monthly online sessions and two in-person retreats for intensive community-building and personal growth. Eligibility extends to African nationals with a minimum of 15 years of experience working in the environmental space in the government, NGO, or private sector. Participants are required to contribute 15% of the course value (approx. US$2 thousand). The deadline for application submissions is 15 August 2022.

U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 17 August 2022

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. Applications have to be submitted by 17 August 2022.

Morris Animal Foundation

Deadline: 19 August 2022

The Morris Animal Foundation funds conservationists interested in applying genetic insight to the protection and management of amphibian wildlife. The purpose of the “Wild Genomes” program is to provide the genetic/genomic information necessary to aid conservation efforts. Applications are due 19 August 2022.

World Ocean Initiative

Deadline: 19 August 2022

The Ocean Changemakers Challenge seeks business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. The challenge is aimed at early-career researchers and professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators with solutions to ocean challenges, e.g. marine pollution, overfishing and overexploitation of marine resources, unsustainable aquaculture, or destruction of ocean habitats. Three finalists will receive guidance from renowned ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship program and present their business idea for a blue economy at the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit in Canada (October 2022). Entries close on 19 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 22 August 2022

SEED offers valuable resources and professional support to expand entrepreneurial ideas while learning from peers during interactive SEED Starter workshops. SEED Starter workshops consist of a team of 2-5 members that bring in a business idea for addressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Successful alumni are invited to apply for a SEED Grant for up to €1,000 which pays for resources required to establish the new enterprise. Eco-Entrepreneurs from Kenya and India are invited to apply for the next starter workshop. Applications from India must be received by 08 August 2022. Applications from Kenya must be received by 22 August 2022.

Teach A Man To Fish

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 22 June, 22 August, and 22 November 2022.

UK Government

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund provides funding to innovative and scalable solutions to reduce pressure on wildlife from illegal trade and reduce poverty in developing countries. Proposals must align to one or more of the four project themes: (1) Reducing demand; (2) Ensuring effective legal frameworks; (3) Strengthening law enforcement; and (4) Developing sustainable livelihoods. The IWT Challenge Fund supports projects with different grant sizes depending on each project stage, ranging from £20 thousand to £1.5 million. Projects should be implemented in Sub–Saharan Africa, East and Southeast Asia and Latin America. The deadline for applications is 22 August 2022.

Global Research Council

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Global Research Council (GRC) aims to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs through collaborative research initiatives. Projects will be funded through international consortia consisting of eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries. Consortia must be based in the following countries: Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Turkey. Funding of approximately €8,2 million is available. The deadline for application is 25 August 2022.

World Bank Group

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group seeks application for the 2023 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program for Ph.D. Students and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country, getting hands-on experience in development work. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Fellows will receive consultant fees, economy class air travel, and worker's compensation insurance. The program invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students, in disciplinary fields that include agriculture, energy, and others. The deadline to submit applications is 25 August 2022.

Enel Grids

Deadline: 28 August 2022

Enel Grids seeks collaboration partners to provide an innovative approach that will safeguard biodiversity prior to the installation of electric distribution assets (overhead electrical lines and/or substations). Participants should propose innovative strategies that minimize the effect on biodiversity and promote its protection during the installation of electric infrastructure. Submission to this challenge must be received by 28 August 2022.

Future for Nature Foundation

Deadline: 28 August 2022

The Future for Nature Award aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders. The award is made to candidates of any nationality or residence, not older than age 35, who have achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species, or that of a specific population. Work related to the conservation and protection of endangered species is a priority. The award is made to individuals, not organizations. Each of the three award winners will be given a cash prize and a sculpture. The winners are expected to invest their prize of €50 thousand in a conservation project of their own choice. The application deadline is 28 August 2022.

Small Initiatives Program

Deadline: 28 August 2022

The Small Initiatives Program (PPI) launches a call for project proposals for emerging African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working around major issues of nature conservation and/or the fight against climate change. The eligible themes are the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against climate change through nature-based solutions. The maximum contribution is €35 thousand. Eligible applicants are emerging African CSOs. The deadline for pre-proposal is 28 August 2022.

Dierenpark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Dierenpark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund supports projects in nature conservation and species preservation around the world. The fund provides financial support for endangered species conservation, research for veterinary medicine or to help shelter animals. Grants usually range from €1.000 to €10 thousand. The board meets two times per year and evaluates applications on a continuous basis. Applications must be submitted before 30 April and 31 August 2022.

EarthRanger

Deadline: 31 August 2022

EarthRanger offers two grants in the amount of US$15 thousand to organizations that are deploying technology to advance their work in conservation. Any organization, protected area and government entity working to safeguard wildlife and their habitats through tech, including but not limited to, the security of endangered animals, animal behavioral research, anti-poaching enforcement, ecological management, and human-wildlife coexistence, is eligible to apply. Individuals can apply on behalf of their organization. Online applications must be completed by 31 August 2022.

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Hawk Conservancy Trust supports early-career researchers working in projects focused on conservation and/or research of birds of prey. The maximum award amount is £1,000. Preference will be given to those applying for support for fieldwork, conference fees to present work, or travel costs (for fieldwork or conference attendance). Applications close on 31 August 2022.

Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources to small non-profit organizations and individuals to carry out conservation research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Funding is €1,500 per applicant. Application deadlines for small conservation grants are 30 April, 31 August and 31 December each year.

Mirova

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Nature+ Accelerator Fund aims to support nature-based innovative solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change whilst delivering positive impacts both on biodiversity and the wellbeing of local communities. The Fund will invest in projects across the following four categories: Terrestrial Conservation and Restoration; Marine Conservation and Coastal Resilience; Sustainable Agriculture; and Nature-Based Innovation (e.g., drone technology, conservation-focused smart apps, etc.). Projects with an early-stage concept may request between US$100-200 thousand, projects that have a proof-of-concept can receive between US$1-2 million, and successful projects looking for follow-on funding to scale-up will receive up to US$5 million. Applicants must be seeking commercial proposals – the funding delivered will be investment capital subject to repayment and returns. The application window closes 31 August 2022.

Smithsonian

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Smithsonian launches two new in-residence fellowship programs: Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship and Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship. Each program will support a cohort of 2-5 fellows who will receive a stipend to conduct independent research that utilizes Smithsonian resources (e.g., data, facilities, expertise). Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time the fellowship begins and propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months. Candidates will receive a stipend of US$62 thousand per year, plus a research allowance up to US$5 thousand. The application deadline is 31 August 2022.

The Gorilla Organization

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Gorilla Organization is a UK-registered charity whose mission is to secure the survival of the world’s last remaining gorillas in the wild. The annual Ymke Warren Memorial Conservation Award of £750 is made to African researchers for fieldwork that contributes to the understanding of and/or conservation of wild gorillas and other great apes. Eligibility extends to early-career researchers from gorilla range state countries (Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda). The deadline for applications is 31 August 2022.

TRACE and Alfred Friendly

Deadline: 31 August 2022

TRACE and Alfred Friendly provide fellowships to strengthen investigative journalism (including reporting on environmental crimes, climate change and others). The program provides training seminars at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia (USA). The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. Candidates must be between 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. The fellowship is open to early-career journalists from developing countries. Complete applications must be submitted by 31 August 2022.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition showcases the most inspirational environmental photography from around the world. One award of £10 thousand will be granted to a single image that furthers people’s understanding of the causes and effects of environmental change and social inequality, or highlights solutions to the climate and ecological emergency. The competition is free to enter for all ages. Entries close on 31 August 2022.




Crosscutting

Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 2 August 2022

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers story grants to journalists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Vietnam to report on viral zoonotic diseases and efforts to prevent their spillover from animals to humans. EJN aims to support the production of stories that raise awareness about viral zoonotic diseases and drive conversation among communities and policy makers. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio). Freelance reporters and staff reporters from international, national, local or community-based outlets are eligible. The Earth Journalism Network expects to award at least one grant to each target country, with an average budget of US$1,200 each. Deadline for applications is 02 August 2022.

U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 4 August 2022

The U.S. Department of State announces the “Air Quality Management Community of Practice in Africa” program. The program seeks to build a regional community of practice to convene air quality experts to create knowledge and develop best practices to improve air quality monitoring and expand awareness. The total funding is US$440 thousand for a period of performance of up to 36 months. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations. The application deadline is 04 August 2022.

Because International

Deadline: 5 August 2022

Because International seeks applications for its Accelerator program. The Program was created for early to middle stage entrepreneurs that have ideas for a socially innovative product. Entrepreneurs from all around the world are invited to apply. Participants will receive 10-weeks of online training, coaching, networking opportunities and the opportunity to compete in a pitch event for a cash prize. The application deadline is 05 August 2022.

ClimateScience

Deadline: 10 August 2022

ClimateScience is a global charity creating and providing educational resources on solutions to climate change to people worldwide. ClimateScience invites youth from 14-17 years and 18-25 years to participate in the Climate Science Olympiad 2022. Participants can compete in teams of two or on their own. Individual applicants can be matched up with a teammate. Each team (or individual) chooses one of three problem statements (topics: biodiversity, clean energy, and sustainable agriculture) to respond to. The top 3 teams win US$5 thousand, US$3 thousand and US$2 thousand, respectively. Registration ends on 10 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 11 August 2022

The SEED Replicator program offers incubation workshops to identify opportunities for enterprise creation and to guide aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking for partnerships to build an eco-inclusive business model. Successful alumni can apply for a SEED Grant which pays for your immediate necessary activities, measures or machinery required to establish the new enterprise. SEED Replicator Program currently invites applications from entrepreneurs in India and Kenya. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 11 August 2022.

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Deadline: 12 August 2022

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement grants US$250 thousand to recognize exceptional accomplishments in environmental science, energy, or medicine. The Tyler Prize can be awarded to living individuals or public or private institutions anywhere in the world. Several past prize winners have been distinguished in scientific and technical areas such as the global nitrogen cycle, global biodiversity assessments, wastewater treatment in developing countries, and others relevant to the link between environment and development. The closing date for nominations is 12 August 2022.

West African Research Association

Deadline: 14 August 2022

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, announces support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. The Fellowship program will award three doctoral research grants of US$4 thousand each. Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology, entrepreneurship, and a wide range of other fields. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The program is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2022.

Eco-Generation

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Samsung Engineering Eco-Generation announces the call for applications for the 29th Regional Youth Ambassadors Program. Eco-Generation is a social networking platform offering a range of possibilities for engaging children and young adults to advance their role and commitment in environmental conservation and protection. Youth aged between 13 and 24 qualify to become an ambassador and represent Tunza Eco-Generation. The Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs around the world. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.

Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries

Deadline: 15 August 2022

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Program invites expressions of interest for Major Research Grant projects on the role of development finance in stimulating private sector development, as well as projects related to climate change and environmental compliance. Major Research Grants are grants of £100 thousand or more. There is no formal upper limit, but past MRGs have averaged around £300 thousand. These grants will fund research assistance, data collection and new surveys in Africa and South Asia. EOIs must be submitted by 15 August 2022.

U.S Embassy Bujumbura

Deadline: 15 August 2022

The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out a project in Burundi. Priority program areas include projects that mitigate the effects of climate change, promote minimizing waste and regenerating our resources, and support protecting the natural environment and sustainable agriculture. Programs and projects will be funded with up to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, academic institutions and individuals. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.

U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 17 August 2022

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. Applications have to be submitted by 17 August 2022.

World Ocean Initiative

Deadline: 19 August 2022

The Ocean Changemakers Challenge seeks business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. The challenge is aimed at early-career researchers and professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators with solutions to ocean challenges, e.g. marine pollution, overfishing and overexploitation of marine resources, unsustainable aquaculture, or destruction of ocean habitats. Three finalists will receive guidance from renowned ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship program and present their business idea for a blue economy at the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit in Canada (October 2022). Entries close on 19 August 2022.

Canon Collins

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The Canon Collins Trust seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa. In 2023, climate justice will be a priority. Climate Justice related scholarship applications may be in a science or applied science field as long as the application can demonstrate its relevance to climate justice related matters. The value of the scholarship ranges from R20 thousand to R100 thousand. Applicants must be nationals of Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe. The deadline for applications is 22 August 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 22 August 2022

SEED offers valuable resources and professional support to expand entrepreneurial ideas while learning from peers during interactive SEED Starter workshops. SEED Starter workshops consist of a team of 2-5 members that bring in a business idea for addressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Successful alumni are invited to apply for a SEED Grant for up to €1,000 which pays for resources required to establish the new enterprise. Eco-Entrepreneurs from Kenya and India are invited to apply for the next starter workshop. Applications from India must be received by 08 August 2022. Applications from Kenya must be received by 22 August 2022.

Teach A Man To Fish

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 22 June, 22 August, and 22 November 2022.

UK Government

Deadline: 22 August 2022

The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund provides funding to innovative and scalable solutions to reduce pressure on wildlife from illegal trade and reduce poverty in developing countries. Proposals must align to one or more of the four project themes: (1) Reducing demand; (2) Ensuring effective legal frameworks; (3) Strengthening law enforcement; and (4) Developing sustainable livelihoods. The IWT Challenge Fund supports projects with different grant sizes depending on each project stage, ranging from £20 thousand to £1.5 million. Projects should be implemented in Sub–Saharan Africa, East and Southeast Asia and Latin America. The deadline for applications is 22 August 2022.

Global Research Council

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Global Research Council (GRC) aims to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs through collaborative research initiatives. Projects will be funded through international consortia consisting of eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries. Consortia must be based in the following countries: Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Turkey. Funding of approximately €8,2 million is available. The deadline for application is 25 August 2022.

World Bank Group

Deadline: 25 August 2022

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group seeks application for the 2023 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program for Ph.D. Students and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country, getting hands-on experience in development work. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Fellows will receive consultant fees, economy class air travel, and worker's compensation insurance. The program invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students, in disciplinary fields that include agriculture, energy, and others. The deadline to submit applications is 25 August 2022.

Mirova

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The Nature+ Accelerator Fund aims to support nature-based innovative solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change whilst delivering positive impacts both on biodiversity and the wellbeing of local communities. The Fund will invest in projects across the following four categories: Terrestrial Conservation and Restoration; Marine Conservation and Coastal Resilience; Sustainable Agriculture; and Nature-Based Innovation (e.g., drone technology, conservation-focused smart apps, etc.). Projects with an early-stage concept may request between US$100-200 thousand, projects that have a proof-of-concept can receive between US$1-2 million, and successful projects looking for follow-on funding to scale-up will receive up to US$5 million. Applicants must be seeking commercial proposals – the funding delivered will be investment capital subject to repayment and returns. The application window closes 31 August 2022.

TRACE and Alfred Friendly

Deadline: 31 August 2022

TRACE and Alfred Friendly provide fellowships to strengthen investigative journalism (including reporting on environmental crimes, climate change and others). The program provides training seminars at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia (USA). The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. Candidates must be between 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. The fellowship is open to early-career journalists from developing countries. Complete applications must be submitted by 31 August 2022.

World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The TWAS-CUI Fellowship Program for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain their PhD in natural sciences. Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the campuses of the COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan). Duration is from six months to a maximum of 3 years (18 months for a sandwich program). CUI will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs. The call for applications is open until 31 August 2022.