Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking

This is a package of resources produced by the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, and Results for Development (R4D), supported by an international Advisory Group of practitioners, consists of four briefs to answer this question.
  • BRIEF I  (# 9 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: What, How, and Why
  • BRIEF II (# 12 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Managing Stakeholders and Identifying Policy Entry Points
  • BRIEF III (# 10 p.)Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Developing a Shared Agenda
  • BRIEF IV (# 10 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Costing and Financing
They also include an evidence review (# 77 p.) which shows how policies can bring multiple benefits across the food system but also unintended consequences, showing the need to take a food systems approach to advance co-benefits and manage trade-offs. The review covers policies on cash and food transfers, food safety, road transport infrastructure, agricultural extension, and land tenure.

You can access all of the resources on R4D’s website.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Ag connectors

26 September 2022. Kick-start of the (Ag-Connectors) #COOL business model program.

Ag-Connectors aims to contribute to the empowerment of rural women, girls and youth through enhancing their participation in agricultural value chains. We strive to realize the potential of entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture for improving the quality life of rural people in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Online and offline learning (COOL) program for the #DigitalConnectors in Uganda and Kenya
  • Ag-Connectors  is a project supported by AIRTEA (Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa)
    of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa - FARA, ASARECA and Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF). 
  • implemented together with African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) and KeFAAS.


Livestock sector actions towards more sustainable food systems

3 - 7 October 2022
. Livestock sector actions towards more sustainable food systems
In a hybrid form, onsite in Dublin, Ireland.

The main objective of the 12th GASL MSP is for diverse and multiple stakeholders across the global livestock sector to display and commit to actions towards more sustainable, inclusive, resilient livestock systems as a part of global food system transformation.

The regional consultations in Africa was organised on zoom from 22-26 August. 

  1. Day one is based around food system challenges that the livestock sector must overcome or face up to through actions and commitments that make a positive difference to livestock producers and consumers worldwide. 
  2. Day two brings together regional perspectives on these same challenges, showing how the priority actions of sector actors in different countries and regions respond to the specific issues they face. 
  3. On day three, participants will explore and learn from Ireland’s agri-food systems, gaining insights and inspiration to devise actions to tackle the critical challenges facing the livestock sector.  
  4. Day four convenes a policy forum to consider political choices and priorities for food systems under immense pressure and implications for livestock sector actions and priorities. 
  5. The final day provides a global synthesis from the various sessions, contributing to a Declaration and commitments on livestock sector actions towards more sustainable food systems. 
REGIONAL FOCAL POINTS 
  • FRANCOPHONE AFRICA: Alexandre Ickowicz, CIRAD (see picture); Fagouri Said, WAMIP North Africa (WORLD ALLIANCE OF MOBILE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES)
  • ANGLOPHONE AFRICA: Simplice Nouala, African Union Commission (see picture); Michael Victor, ILRI  (see picture); Cynthia Mugo, ILRI (see picture)

DAY 1


03/10 SESSION 1: Framing presentations 

  • Importance of Livestock in Global Food Security: Tom Arnold, Government of Ireland’s Special Envoy on Food Systems 
  • Origin Green - Making farm to fork sustainable, David Kennedy, Head of Dairy, Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) 
  • Nutritional benefits of animal source foods: Alice Stanton, Professor at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  and Director of Human Health at Devenish Nutrition 

03/10 SESSION 2: Challenging livestock; global actions for sustainable food systems 

  • Food system ambitions and challenges for the livestock sector - Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, USA (virtual)
  • Phil Howard, Michigan State University, USA (virtual) 
  • Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis, USA, (virtual) 
  • Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia, UK, (virtual) 
  • Truoung Tuyet Mai, Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition Responders: 
  • Bernard Kimoro, State Department for Livestock, Kenya 
  • Julián Chará, Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture, Colombia 
  • Nitya Ghotge, ANTHRA, India 
  • Mitch Kanter. Global Dairy Platform, USA

DAY 2

04/10 SESSION 11: Regional Agendas for Sustainable Livestock 

  • East and Southeast Asia Bu Dengpan (virtual) 
  • Africa - Simplice Nouala 
  • South Asia - Nitya Ghotge 
  • Eastern Europe and Central AsiaYuriy Nesterov 
  • Western Europe - Nancy Bourgeois 
  • Reflections on region agendasJimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI

06/10 SESSION 21 Policy Forum 

  • Welcome: Shirley Tarawali 
  • Research agenda for sustainable livestock: Martin Heydon, Minister or State, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine 
  • Importance of policy support for sustainable livestock: Carlos Cherniak, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Livestock, FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) 
  • Introduction to the Policy Forum: Thanawat Tiensin, Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO 
  • Scene setting presentation: Improving the sustainability of livestock systems in Ireland: Laurence Shalloo, Head, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme, TEAGASC. 
Panel discussion – research and policy priorities for sustainable livestock: 
  • Moderator by Bill Callanan, Chief Inspector, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture,  Food and the Marine. 
  • Ambassador Cherniak, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Livestock, FAO Committee on Agriculture 
  • Marcelo Gonzalez, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Paraguay  
  • Frank O’Mara, Director, TEAGASC  
  • Zoe Kavanagh, National Dairy Council, Ireland
Related:
5 September 2022. GASL webinar: Antimicrobial use in livestock – the high-scale producers’ and international organizations’ perspective.
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to human health and livestock health, welfare and productivity. Refinement and reduction of antimicrobial use are key measures to curb the emergence of the resistance. In this webinar we will discuss challenges, opportunities and actions taken in the high-end of livestock production with four member organizations of GASL - Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, International Poultry Council, International Meat Secretariate and International Dairy Federation.

  

Related:
8 December 2022 in Brussels. 2nd edition of the “Perspectives on Pastoralism” festival
  • The programme can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.com). 
  • The next screening of films from this edition will be in combination with a photo exhibit by the PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC) (https://pastres.org).

Can agroecological farming feed the world?

14 - 16 September 2022. Tropentag 2022: Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views


The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development (TROPENTAG) was jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, ZALF e.V. (all Germany), Ghent University (Belgium), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria), and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Fund International Agricultural Research (FIA).

Tropentag 2022 was organised as a hybrid conference by Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic. The oral presentation sessions were streamed live via z=a conference app. 

MSc and PhD students, scientists, extension workers, decision makers and politicians interested and engaged in agricultural research and rural development in transition and developing countries participated. 

13/09 Pre-conference workshops:

  1. Workshop 1: ATSAF Academy – TT workshop 2022
  2. Workshop 2: Behavioural change to enable utilization of modern pyrolysis cookstoves in rural context
  3. Workshop 3: Communicating Science: How to effectively promote your work as a young researcher
  4. Workshop 4: Agroecology’s potential for development projects: insights from participatory approaches to designing and implementing sustainable food value chains
  5. Workshop 5 cancelled
  6. Workshop 6:  How can social innovations be brought to scale?
  7. Workshop 7: Migration and translocality: capacity to harness migration for development in West Africa
  8. Workshop 8: Soil, plant health and consumer practices - how is it linked to agroecology?
  9. Workshop 9: Experiences in collaboration with societal actors in transdisciplinary research on child nutrition in drylands in Benin and Kenya
  10. Workshop 10: Networking Workshop WASCAL and its German Partners
  11. Workshop 11: European perspective on Agroecology: Participatory review of concepts and applications
  12. Workshop 12: Ancestral thought in the Andean region, walking the Andean wisdom in the social movements of Ecuador to Cauca. Defense of human rights and ancestral territory
  13. Workshop 13: Decoding agroecology - a guiding concept for sustainable transition of African agricultural systems?
  14. Workshop 14: One health approach to smallholder livestock production: antimicrobials
  15. Workshop 15: Rice cultivation in Namibia: The choice between high-tech and ecological agriculture
  16. Workshop 16: Building bridges between researchers and farmers with the help of digital training materials
  17. Workshop 17: withdrawn
  18. Workshop 18: A practice-oriented bottom-up approach of technology transfer to solve relevant problems in the Food Value Chains of rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa
  19. Workshop 19: Co-creating a vision for stable and resilient agro-ecological landscapes: the case of tropical forest frontiers in the Upper Peruvian Amazon
  20. Workshop 20: Discussing the potential, opportunities and challenges of agrivoltaics and associated business models to feed the hungry world

14/09 Plenary session 1: Can agroecological farming feed the world?


CELEP’s pastoralism film festival at Tropentag 2022
 
At the Tropentag conference the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralists (CELEP; www.celep.info) launched the second edition of the Perspectives on Pastoralism Film Festival. The first edition had been launched at Tropentag 2019 in Kassel, Germany. This festival seeks to deepen understanding of how diverse peoples across the world gain their livelihoods from extensive livestock production. The relationships of pastoralists, their animals and their food-production systems reflect an intimate intertwining of culture, economy and ecology in highly variable environments, such as drylands and mountains, where the mobility of the herds plays a key role. This film festival forms part of the initiative for the International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists (IYRP; www.iyrp.info), approved by the United Nations to be celebrated in 2026.  

The films selected for this occasion sought to raise awareness about pastoralism as a sustainable nature-based production system and thus a form of agroecology ideally suited for drylands and mountainous regions – and for the climatic and economic uncertainties of today. The films focused on ecologically appropriate use of natural resources, the rights of pastoralists to continue to use and steward these resources, and the challenges they face in doing so.

The film-selection team comprised people from CELEP as well as from the Regional IYRP Support Group (RISG) in Eastern and Southern Africa: Agrecol Association for AgriCulture & Ecology and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Germany; Veterinarians without Borders (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, VSF) in Belgium; the Centre for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD) in Kenya; the Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in Uganda; and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in South Africa.

Welcoming remarks and an introduction to the film festival were given by Hussein Tadicha Wario, Director of CRDD. After screening ten short films that shared perspectives on pastoralism in Canada, Hungary, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Spain and Tanzania, several pastoralists and filmmakers responded to questions from the audience. The following day, a feature film from Argentina Arreo was screened, sharing the perspectives of a gaucho family during seasonal transhumance between the lowlands and highlands.

In addition, a member of the RISG in South America, Rogério Mauricio, Visiting Professor at the Thünen Institute in Germany, presented his short film on natural regeneration to develop a silvopastoral system in Brazil, and discussed this with a highly interested audience.

The Tropentag 2022 included a workshop on “Pastoralism, agroecology & climate change”, which revealed how family-based livestock production in pastoral systems has strong affinity with the principles of agroecology, which are embedded in pastoralists’ practices and strategies. This workshop included a presentation by Saverio Krätli on how pastoralism capitalises on variability, another by Zsolt Molnár and colleagues on how Hungarian and Mongolian herders perceive and manage change on their pastures, and presentations by Nasanjargal Garmaa and Raphael Mirriho Gurleyo on insights into the current situation of pastoralism in Mongolia and northern Kenya, respectively.

Agrecol and VSF set up a conference booth at the Tropentag to draw attention to the activities of CELEP and IYRP 2026, as well as activities of the Prolinnova network (www.prolinnova.net), of which Agrecol is the Northern Focal Point. 

The films selected for the 2nd edition of the “Perspectives on Pastoralism” festival can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.com). The next screening of films from this edition will be on 8 December 2022 in Brussels, in combination with a photo exhibit by the PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC) (https://pastres.org).

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Upcoming webinars during the month of October

3 October 2022. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT. Agricultural R&D’s Role in Addressing Global Food Security

  • In a hybrid form, onsite in Dublin, Ireland.
  • The main objective of the 12th GASL MSP is for diverse and multiple stakeholders across the global livestock sector to display and commit to actions towards more sustainable, inclusive, resilient livestock systems as a part of global food system transformation.

  •  deuxième événement en ligne du parcours d'apprentissage de l'agroécologie de l'Alliance Sufosec, qui discutera les premières étapes essentielles de la transition agroécologique.

  • RUFORUM AGM pre-event 
5 - 7 October 2022. Hybrid Event, Bangkok – Thailand. The Asia-Pacific Symposium on Agrifood Systems Transformation
  • The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organizing a Regional Symposium on Agrifood Systems Transformation in Bangkok (hybrid mode).
  • As part of this, a side event will be organized focusing on the Coalition for Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology with the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform and the Coalition
  • It will take place on the 6th of October, 1.30 PM - 2.30 PM, Bangkok Time (GMT+7). 
  • The event will be organized around three segments: 1. Agroecology Coalition and progress in CFS policy recommendation implementation at the national level; 2. Ongoing initiatives led by countries (Cambodia, Vietnam, China) and Farmers Association, and; 3. Agroecological transformation at the national level: Perspectives from non-members of the Agroecology Coalition (Nepal, Pacific, India). 
  • You can register to attend the side event through the link here: https://bit.ly/unfss-agroecology

5 - 6  October 2022. third edition of Poultry Africa

  • With over 120 exhibiting companies from more than 20 countries.
  • The enriched conference program covers several sectors within the poultry production chain.

5 - 6  October 2022. WAIPLAS AGRIBUSINESS EXPO

  • The Waiplas agribusiness investment and food security expo is an international Agribusiness investment conference and exhibition. 
  • The summit shall involve international exhibitions, training workshops, business meetings, networking, products and lecture presentation.

6 October 2022, How Healthy Soil Works. By the Soil Food Web School 

6 October 2022. 14.00 – 15.00 CEST. Acknowledging the diversity of smallholders in agricultural research for development

  • The statement that will be up for debate is: It is not possible to scale up innovations when smallholder diversity is prioritised
10 October 2022 CFS 50
  • At CFS 50, the Plenary will endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's and Girls' Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth
10 October 2022. Zero Hunger Coalition 's side event at the CFS50
  • The Zero Hunger Coalition in partnership with Nigeria, Zambia, the European Union Commission, the Private Sector Mechanism, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Shamba Centre for Food and Climate

11 - 13 October 2022. Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum in Casablanca.
  • By Morocco’s phosphate and fertilizer giant OCP Group and the African Development Bank Group


12 October 2022. Soil Health Success Stories. By the Soil Food Web School


12 - 21 October 2022. 2022 Borlaug Dialogue
  • The full schedule for the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue is available - discover our roundtables, panels, breakout sessions and more.
  • The hybrid events of the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue will be Tuesday, October 18, through Thursday, October 20
  •  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.
12-13 October 2022. FUTURE OF FOOD AND AG-TECH SUMMIT

  • 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.

13 October 2022, 9 AM to 11 AM EDT (New York) / 3 PM to 5 PM CEST (Brussels) / 4 PM to 6 PM EAT (Nairobi) The People’s Environment Narrative,’ a webinar to highlight the contributions of stakeholders to UNEP@50 & Stockholm+50

Oct 13, 2022. 03:00 PM. Agricultural aid: A game plan to tackle the hunger crisis. By FAO

13 October 2022 from 14:00 – 15:00 CEST. Innovative climate finance: Progress on Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOS) and carbon markets 

13 October 2022. INNOVATIVE CLIMATE FINANCE

  • Developing national frameworks for Article 6 and Voluntary Carbon Market: lessons from Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and VERRA

13 October 2022. 09:00-12:00 (CET) Plasticulture - an international perspective on environmental sustainability. 

  • The meeting will include multiple interventions from high-level FAO and EU officials as well as stakeholders across the EU. 

14 October 2022 at 11:00. Cold food chains: exploring innovations in space tech and data science

17 - 21 October 2022 FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 

  • will focus on highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation. 
  • The event will encourage a diversity of perspectives based on science.

17 - 21 October 2022 WORLD FOOD FORUM 2022

  • The WFF will comprise the WFF Global Youth Forum for Food and Agriculture, the FAO Science and Innovation Forum and the FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum. 
  • These three interlinked fora will advance bold and actionable solutions to the transformation of our agrifood systems.

17-21 October 2022. FAO Science, Technology and Innovation conference

18 October 2022. 09h00 – 11h00 Bern (GMT+2) | 15h00 – 17h00 Manila (GMT+8). Agroecology Learning Journey. Phase 2: Farmers’ application of promising agroecological practices in the global South  

  • The Alliance of Sustainable Food Systems and Empowered Communities (Sufosec) invites agroecological practitioners in the global South to exchange on how to shape the critical, first steps of the agroecological transition.

18 October 2022. Shamba Centre for Food and Climate Launch

18 - 20 October 2022. 4TH FOOD & KITCHEN ETHIOPIA 2022

  • platform for product launches, finding new buyers & distributors, promoting brand names, updating existing customers and updating oneself with the latest trends in the food, agriculture and hotel industry.

20 October 2022. How to Kickstart Soil Health in 1 Growing Season. By the Soil Food Web School

20 - 21 October 2022 AFMASS FOOD EXPO ETHIOPIA EDITION

21-22 October 2022. 6th African Diaspora Agrofood Forum

  • 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 

24 to 29 October 2022, Kigali. YOUTH IN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INNOVATION

25 - 26 October  2022, Accelerating Youth Driven Agroecological Businesses for Sustainable Food Systems

  • Netherlands Food Partnership in collaboration with PELUM Uganda will organise the YALTA regional summit in Kampala, Uganda and online. 
  • The hybrid event will bring together young entrepreneurs, agroecology and business professionals from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and beyond to talk about accelerating youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems.

26-28 October 2022. Transforming food systems through climate smart agriculture

Theme 1: Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies and Practices

1-3 November 2022. 9th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference, Windhoek Namibia

2 and 3 November 2022. Partnering for Global Food Security - Advancing knowledge and innovation for food system transformation

6 - 18 November 2022 ACCELERATING ACTION ON FOOD FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET

  • The Food Systems Pavilion will focus on actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain that have the potential to drive the transformation towards healthier, more resilient, and more equitable food systems.
7-9 November 2022 Special Session at 36th EFFoST International Conference
  • Innovative strategies and future needs to facilitate the transformation towards sustainable food systems
6 - 18 November 2022 UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP27)

  •  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. 

11 November 2022  LF CLIMATE ALONGSIDE COP27

  • 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. 

24 - 26 November 20222 AFMASS FOOD EXPO EASTERN AFRICA

  • 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!!

29 November - 2 December 2022 AGROFOOD WEST AFRICA

  • 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.

Dec 6, 2022 - Dec 7, 2022 AGRA INNOVATE LAGOS

 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.

  • Brussels, in combination with a photo exhibit by the PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  • The films selected for the 2nd edition of the “Perspectives on Pastoralism” festival can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.com). 
  • This film festival forms part of the initiative for the International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists (IYRP; www.iyrp.info), approved by the United Nations to be celebrated in 2026.  


22 December 2022 6TH GLF INVESTMENT CASE SYMPOSIUM

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.

Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023 AFRICA AGRI EXPO

Africa Agri Expo cater an excellent networking platform for Agriculture Companies, Service Providers, Machinery & Equipment Companies, Technology Companies, Agro Chemical and Fertiliser companies, Seed Companies and Investors to build valuable connections.

Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023 AGRITECH WEST AFRICA

  • 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 - October 2022

 

World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 3 October 2022

The TWAS Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to research institutions located in developing countries, especially least-developed countries. Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support. Nominations of women are particularly welcome. Applications are made jointly by the host institution in the developing country and the visiting expert. The deadline for applications is 03 October 2022.

World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 3 October 2022

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists and to foster links for further collaboration. Costs are shared between TWAS and the host institutions. The fellowships are for research and advanced training. There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries. The deadline to apply is 03 October 2022.

Wilson Center

Deadline: 4 October 2022

The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowship to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals. Fellows conduct research in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center offers a stipend of US$90 thousand. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses. The application deadline is 04 October 2022.

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Deadline: 7 October 2022

The Remittance Innovation Champions 2022 South Africa finances private sector initiatives that develop innovative and cost-effective international remittance services for marginalized populations, particularly women and the rural poor. Grants range from €150 thousand to €300 thousand. IFAD welcomes strategic partnerships linking for-profit entities with non-profit organizations. Deadline for submissions is 07 October 2022.

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Deadline: 11 October 2022

The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) makes scholarships to mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master's programs (duration 12-24 months). Eligible countries as well as eligible courses are listed in the announcement. Interested applicants need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of the course and ask how to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship program offers three application rounds each year. The 2022 application deadlines are 22 March, 28 June and 11 October 2022.

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Deadline: 11 October 2022

The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation invites participants to apply for new short-term courses. Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of online courses to support professionals. Courses have different deadlines and locations. Thematic areas include Climate Change, Water Management, Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, and many others. Most courses are open to professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organizations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants. Courses are eligible for scholarships through the Orange Knowledge Program. The deadline to apply for courses is 11 October 2022.

Conrad Foundation

Deadline: 14 October 2022

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include "Energy and Environment", among others, and a special category on “Ocean Plastic Pollution”. Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration (discounted rates may apply for qualified title one schools or special circumstances). The winning teams are offered seed money to continue the development of their ideas. The application deadline for the activation stage (phase 1) is 14 October 2022.

EuroMarine

Deadline: 14 October 2022

EuroMarine will fund two Long-Term Scientific Working Groups with a maximum funding of €12,500 each. The aim of the working groups is to provide the EuroMarine community with recommendations on how to best contribute to the international and European initiatives for restoring and sustainably exploiting the oceans as well as to advance the research on emerging topics related to marine sciences. Proposals should involve at least three full Member Organizations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. Applicants are welcome to involve any relevant organizations from developing countries. Applications must be submitted before 14 October 2022.

Seeding Labs

Deadline: 14 October 2022

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadlines for submissions are 14 October 2022 and 11 February 2023.

American University in Cairo

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 15 October (spring semester).

Belmont Forum

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The Belmont Forum welcomes transdisciplinary proposals to its collaborative research actions on systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP). Proposals to the Belmont Forum must address one of the following four themes: Transdisciplinary Research to help transition to Green Economies; Sustainable and Resilient industries; Social Inequality and Environmental Justice; new Technologies, Policies, and Practices. The Belmont Forum will fund three-year projects. All projects should include 3 funding agencies from 3 different countries. Proposals will be due mid October 2022.

Boston University: West African Research Association

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant's current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. The next application cycle closes on 17 October 2022.

Commonwealth Secretariat

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects in themes that include agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and poverty reduction. The program selects regional winners from each of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Winners are awarded grants of up to a total of £5 thousand in total to advance their projects. The application deadline is 17 October 2022.

Rolex Awards

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Rolex Awards invest in people seeking solutions to humankind’s most pressing challenges and support entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have ground-breaking proposals or initiatives that will help improve the quality of life on the planet. Applications can be submitted in five categories: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage, and the environment. Projects should be planned for the future, or completed only partially. Each winner will receive CHF 200 thousand in order to help her/him with project implementation. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office makes Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for full-time doctoral studies to citizens from least developed countries and fragile states who could not afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. Instead, all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time study at a UK university. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships, instead all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

Vital Voices

Deadline: 18 October 2022

Vital Voices offers GROW Fellowships to women entrepreneurs who own small and medium-sized businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses. Thematic business areas may include agriculture, fisheries and forestry with potential for growth. A limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available. The deadline for applications is 18 October 2022.

African Development Bank

Deadline: 21 October 2022

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2023 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy (“powering Africa”); agriculture (“feeding Africa”); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 21 October 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 23 October 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 Uganda. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 23 October 2022.

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Deadline: 24 October 2022

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offers an innovative training program for early to mid-career professionals from Germany and African partner countries. The training aims to capacitate professionals to engage in addressing significant global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity. Participants of the Leadership Academy must be nationals or permanent residents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, or Zambia, and work on issues relevant for sustainable development. Applications for the 2023 Academy are open until 24 October 2022.

Together Women Rise

Deadline: 24 October 2022

Together Women Rise makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organizations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The deadlines for 2022 are 24 April and 24 October 2022.

Global Landscapes Forum

Deadline: 30 October 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLFx) provides seed funding to protect and restore forest areas in Africa. Applications run through GLF chapters, groups of local change agents that mobilize their communities and stakeholders to promote sustainable landscape restoration. Selected chapters will receive a seed fund of €5 thousand to run chapter activities such as community training, workshops and toolkits to facilitate the implementation of community action plans. The call for chapter applications is open until 30 October 2022.

Technische Universität Dresden

Deadline: 30 October 2022

The MSc Course in Tropical Forestry taught at Technische Universität Dresden (TDU) in Germany qualifies students to develop sustainable forest management strategies and implement development-relevant interventions in rural and peri-urban areas. Germany's DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) will fund a limited number of scholarships for applicants from developing countries to enroll in TDU’s 2-year masters program. Applicants must hold a university degree in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, or other related field. DAAD scholarship applications must be submitted latest until 30 of October one year prior to the beginning of the course.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Georg Forster Research Award supports the work of accomplished researchers who are expected to continue to develop research-based solutions to specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country, excluding the People's Republic of China and India. The award amount is €60 thousand. Additionally, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. To support the collaboration, the Foundation may grant additional funding of up to €25 thousand. Nominations for the Award must be submitted by an established academic employed by a university or research institution in Germany. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2022.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The GIZ ‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups’ (SAIS) Investment Readiness Program seeks to scale digital innovations developed by African start-ups that enable their users in the agricultural or food sector to increase their income. Participating start-ups will receive virtual coaching and training sessions, in-person workshops, and access to service providers. This opportunity is aimed at start-ups (for-profit businesses) registered in Africa with scalable digital solutions with a clear positive impact on income in the agricultural and/or food sector. Applications have to be received online by 31 October 2022.

Earth Institute

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The multi-disciplinary program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who received their doctoral degrees within five years of beginning their appointments. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for visiting scientists, belonging to an academic institution in low and lower-middle income countries. The visiting scientist may visit ETH Zurich to conduct a short research stay or to attend a conference or workshop organized by ETH Zurich scientists. The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of CHF 10 thousand. The main applicant has to be a senior scientist or professor of ETH Zurich and invite colleagues from lower-?income countries. Next application deadline is 31 October 2022.

EuroMarine

Deadline: 31 October 2022

OYSTER is an independent working group dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for young researchers in marine science. EuroMarine offers a grant of €7,500 to early-career researchers from EuroMarine full member organizations to undertake an original and collaborative research project. The project must be led by 2-3 young scientists, from at least two different countries. The deadline for proposal submission is 31 October 2022.

Indian National Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 31 October 2022

India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.

Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife



Fondation Segré

Deadline: 3 October 2022

Fondation Segré supports on-the-ground conservation actions with the goal of improving the status of threatened animal species (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and their habitats across Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Research Support Grants have a maximum grant size of €5 thousand to support young and early scientists in their research to improve knowledge on threatened species and their role in natural ecosystems. Projects must focus on Lizards, Snakes, or Worm Lizards. Eligibility extends to local or national non-profit organizations. Applicants can submit applications in English or French. Deadline for submission of proposals is 03 October 2022.


Wilson Center

Deadline: 4 October 2022

The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowship to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals. Fellows conduct research in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center offers a stipend of US$90 thousand. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses. The application deadline is 04 October 2022.

Conservation Leadership Program

Deadline: 10 October 2022

The Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) makes grants to advance the leadership capacity of early-career conservationists in the developing world. Grants combine research with conservation. CLP provides support to small teams of at least three individuals. Future Conservationist Awards are up to US$15 thousand. Follow-Up Awards and Leadership Awards are up to US$25 thousand and US$50 thousand, respectively. CLP explains each category of award; eligibility criteria; and details on how to apply. CLP offers support to early-career conservationists living and working in low- and middle-income economies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and South-eastern Europe and the Middle East. The application deadline is 10 October 2022.

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Deadline: 11 October 2022

The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) makes scholarships to mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master's programs (duration 12-24 months). Eligible countries as well as eligible courses are listed in the announcement. Interested applicants need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of the course and ask how to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship program offers three application rounds each year. The 2022 application deadlines are 22 March, 28 June and 11 October 2022.

National Geographic Society

Deadline: 12 October 2022

The National Geographic Society funds individuals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology that align with one or more of their focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Culture, Human Ingenuity. Level I grants receive funding up to US$20 thousand and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, and mentorship from fellow National Geographic experts. Level II grants are up to US$100 thousand. Currently, National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. Applicants may request up to US$20 thousand. Grant proposal submissions are due by 12 October 2022.

Conrad Foundation

Deadline: 14 October 2022

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include "Energy and Environment", among others, and a special category on “Ocean Plastic Pollution”. Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration (discounted rates may apply for qualified title one schools or special circumstances). The winning teams are offered seed money to continue the development of their ideas. The application deadline for the activation stage (phase 1) is 14 October 2022.

EuroMarine

Deadline: 14 October 2022

EuroMarine will fund two Long-Term Scientific Working Groups with a maximum funding of €12,500 each. The aim of the working groups is to provide the EuroMarine community with recommendations on how to best contribute to the international and European initiatives for restoring and sustainably exploiting the oceans as well as to advance the research on emerging topics related to marine sciences. Proposals should involve at least three full Member Organizations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. Applicants are welcome to involve any relevant organizations from developing countries. Applications must be submitted before 14 October 2022.

Seeding Labs

Deadline: 14 October 2022

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadlines for submissions are 14 October 2022 and 11 February 2023.

American University in Cairo

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 15 October (spring semester).

Belmont Forum

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The Belmont Forum welcomes transdisciplinary proposals to its collaborative research actions on systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP). Proposals to the Belmont Forum must address one of the following four themes: Transdisciplinary Research to help transition to Green Economies; Sustainable and Resilient industries; Social Inequality and Environmental Justice; new Technologies, Policies, and Practices. The Belmont Forum will fund three-year projects. All projects should include 3 funding agencies from 3 different countries. Proposals will be due mid October 2022.

Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) makes reporting grants to further the understanding of the importance of biodiversity in East Africa and region-specific threats to biodiversity conservation. Up to 10 journalists will receive grants of US$1,200 to produce in-depth biodiversity and conservation feature stories in East Africa. Journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are welcome to apply. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2022.

Holohil Systems Ltd

Deadline: 15 October 2022

Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters. Holohil will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.

Boston University: West African Research Association

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant's current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. The next application cycle closes on 17 October 2022.

Commonwealth Secretariat

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects in themes that include agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and poverty reduction. The program selects regional winners from each of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Winners are awarded grants of up to a total of £5 thousand in total to advance their projects. The application deadline is 17 October 2022.

Rolex Awards

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Rolex Awards invest in people seeking solutions to humankind’s most pressing challenges and support entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have ground-breaking proposals or initiatives that will help improve the quality of life on the planet. Applications can be submitted in five categories: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage, and the environment. Projects should be planned for the future, or completed only partially. Each winner will receive CHF 200 thousand in order to help her/him with project implementation. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2022.

UK Government

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Darwin Initiative contributes knowledge that links biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in low and middle-income countries. Darwin Plus Fellowships aim to build capacity within the UK Overseas Territories through training opportunities. There are two different budget templates for projects requesting over and under £100 thousand. The Project Leader can be based in any country. However, all Darwin Plus projects are expected to seek in-territory partners. Projects led by in-territory partners/organizations are encouraged. The deadline to apply for Darwin Plus Fellowships is 17 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office makes Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for full-time doctoral studies to citizens from least developed countries and fragile states who could not afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. Instead, all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time study at a UK university. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships, instead all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Deadline: 22 October 2022

GBIF and the open-access Journal of Limnology announce a call for researchers to submit data papers about species that inhabit the world's inland waters. To assist efforts to fill gaps in primary biodiversity data on freshwater species, GBIF will sponsor the article processing charges (normally €624) for the first sixteen manuscripts accepted by the Journal. Authors must prepare the manuscript in English. The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 23 October 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 Uganda. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 23 October 2022.

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Deadline: 24 October 2022

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offers an innovative training program for early to mid-career professionals from Germany and African partner countries. The training aims to capacitate professionals to engage in addressing significant global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity. Participants of the Leadership Academy must be nationals or permanent residents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, or Zambia, and work on issues relevant for sustainable development. Applications for the 2023 Academy are open until 24 October 2022.

Women4Biodiversity

Deadline: 24 October 2022

The She Shapes Biodiversity photo contest aims to celebrate women’s contributions to the environment. Participants can submit a maximum of 3 entries under the “she shapes biodiversity”, showing women's role in protecting or restoring biodiversity. The top 5 photographers will receive €200 each. Deadline for submission is 24 October 2022.

Global Landscapes Forum

Deadline: 30 October 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLFx) provides seed funding to protect and restore forest areas in Africa. Applications run through GLF chapters, groups of local change agents that mobilize their communities and stakeholders to promote sustainable landscape restoration. Selected chapters will receive a seed fund of €5 thousand to run chapter activities such as community training, workshops and toolkits to facilitate the implementation of community action plans. The call for chapter applications is open until 30 October 2022.

African Bird Club

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Georg Forster Research Award supports the work of accomplished researchers who are expected to continue to develop research-based solutions to specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country, excluding the People's Republic of China and India. The award amount is €60 thousand. Additionally, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. To support the collaboration, the Foundation may grant additional funding of up to €25 thousand. Nominations for the Award must be submitted by an established academic employed by a university or research institution in Germany. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2022.

Earth Institute

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The multi-disciplinary program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who received their doctoral degrees within five years of beginning their appointments. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for visiting scientists, belonging to an academic institution in low and lower-middle income countries. The visiting scientist may visit ETH Zurich to conduct a short research stay or to attend a conference or workshop organized by ETH Zurich scientists. The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of CHF 10 thousand. The main applicant has to be a senior scientist or professor of ETH Zurich and invite colleagues from lower-?income countries. Next application deadline is 31 October 2022.

EuroMarine

Deadline: 31 October 2022

OYSTER is an independent working group dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for young researchers in marine science. EuroMarine offers a grant of €7,500 to early-career researchers from EuroMarine full member organizations to undertake an original and collaborative research project. The project must be led by 2-3 young scientists, from at least two different countries. The deadline for proposal submission is 31 October 2022.

Indian National Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 31 October 2022

India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants to individuals, communities, and organizations for the conservation of threatened or poorly known animal, plant, and fungi species worldwide. The Fund uses the IUCN Red List as the primary guide to the conservation status of a given species, although documented variations for sub-species, distinct populations and subpopulations will be taken into account. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. The Fund remains open to receiving online applications despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The next application deadlines are 28 February, 30 June and 31 October 2022.

Seabird Group

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Seabird Group supports research, survey, and conservation of seabirds. It awards small grants each year, with priority to Seabird Group members working on Atlantic seabirds. The maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted by 31 October and 28/29 February each year.

UNESCO World Heritage Center

Deadline: 31 October 2022

Grants under the World Heritage Convention are made to help protect the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. Requests must be transmitted by a State Party National Commission for UNESCO or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an appropriate governmental department or ministry. The limits on funding vary with the type of request (e.g., technical cooperation, training and research, promotion and education, preparatory assistance, emergency assistance). The next deadline for submitting requests is 31 October 2022.

Whitley Fund for Nature

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) offers the Whitley Awards to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders in developing countries around the world. The awards are both an international prize and a form of project funding, currently £40 thousand over one year. The program is open to applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in developing countries that are rich in biodiversity. WFN invites applications for projects that conserve wetlands and freshwater; coastal and marine ecosystems; and terrestrial biodiversity. The application deadline is 31 October 2022.

Crosscutting

Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Deadline: 1 October 2022

The Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAP) welcomes applications for visiting fellows to facilitate and foster academic collaboration between Ghent University Association and academic institutions in Africa. Awardees will spend a minimum period of two weeks at Ghent University or one of the associated University Colleges. The fellowship consists of a grant of €1000, plus one return flight ticket, for a minimum stay of two weeks. The fellowships are aimed at researchers (junior or senior lecturers & professors) who are affiliated with an African higher education or research institution. The application deadline is 01 October 2022.

Bridges for Enterprise

Deadline: 1 October 2022

Bridges for Enterprise (BfE) works with social impact startups from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The Incubation Program supports entrepreneurs seeking to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges. The program is open to for-profit and non-profit social enterprises and startups at the pre-seed or seed stage. Participating entrepreneurs receive 3 to 4 months of professional advice and mentorship. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis year-round. However, social entrepreneurs must submit their application before specific deadlines to be considered for specific cohorts: 01 April (Autumn Cohort) and 01 October (Spring Cohort).

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Deadline: 1 October 2022

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Germany invites scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit. The program offers fellowships for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists for up to 24 months. The position is intended as an opportunity to join IGB to develop and implement original research ideas in ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, Ecohydrology, chemistry, behavioral ecology, genomics, inland fisheries and aquaculture. IGB is determined to increase the proportion of women in science, and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. The next application deadline is 01 October 2022.

World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 3 October 2022

The TWAS Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to research institutions located in developing countries, especially least-developed countries. Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support. Nominations of women are particularly welcome. Applications are made jointly by the host institution in the developing country and the visiting expert. The deadline for applications is 03 October 2022.

World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 3 October 2022

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists and to foster links for further collaboration. Costs are shared between TWAS and the host institutions. The fellowships are for research and advanced training. There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries. The deadline to apply is 03 October 2022.

Wilson Center

Deadline: 4 October 2022

The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowship to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals. Fellows conduct research in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center offers a stipend of US$90 thousand. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses. The application deadline is 04 October 2022.

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Deadline: 11 October 2022

The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) makes scholarships to mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master's programs (duration 12-24 months). Eligible countries as well as eligible courses are listed in the announcement. Interested applicants need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of the course and ask how to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship program offers three application rounds each year. The 2022 application deadlines are 22 March, 28 June and 11 October 2022.

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Deadline: 11 October 2022

The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation invites participants to apply for new short-term courses. Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of online courses to support professionals. Courses have different deadlines and locations. Thematic areas include Climate Change, Water Management, Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, and many others. Most courses are open to professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organizations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants. Courses are eligible for scholarships through the Orange Knowledge Program. The deadline to apply for courses is 11 October 2022.

Conrad Foundation

Deadline: 14 October 2022

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include "Energy and Environment", among others, and a special category on “Ocean Plastic Pollution”. Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration (discounted rates may apply for qualified title one schools or special circumstances). The winning teams are offered seed money to continue the development of their ideas. The application deadline for the activation stage (phase 1) is 14 October 2022.

Seeding Labs

Deadline: 14 October 2022

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadlines for submissions are 14 October 2022 and 11 February 2023.

American University in Cairo

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 15 October (spring semester).

Belmont Forum

Deadline: 15 October 2022

The Belmont Forum welcomes transdisciplinary proposals to its collaborative research actions on systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP). Proposals to the Belmont Forum must address one of the following four themes: Transdisciplinary Research to help transition to Green Economies; Sustainable and Resilient industries; Social Inequality and Environmental Justice; new Technologies, Policies, and Practices. The Belmont Forum will fund three-year projects. All projects should include 3 funding agencies from 3 different countries. Proposals will be due mid October 2022.

Boston University: West African Research Association

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant's current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. The next application cycle closes on 17 October 2022.

Commonwealth Secretariat

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects in themes that include agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and poverty reduction. The program selects regional winners from each of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Winners are awarded grants of up to a total of £5 thousand in total to advance their projects. The application deadline is 17 October 2022.

Rolex Awards

Deadline: 17 October 2022

The Rolex Awards invest in people seeking solutions to humankind’s most pressing challenges and support entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have ground-breaking proposals or initiatives that will help improve the quality of life on the planet. Applications can be submitted in five categories: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage, and the environment. Projects should be planned for the future, or completed only partially. Each winner will receive CHF 200 thousand in order to help her/him with project implementation. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office makes Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for full-time doctoral studies to citizens from least developed countries and fragile states who could not afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. Instead, all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

UK Department for International Development

Deadline: 18 October 2022

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time study at a UK university. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships, instead all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.

Amazon

Deadline: 19 October 2022

Amazon welcomes proposals related to climate risk/resilience, life cycle assessment and circular strategies. The overall goal is to inform business planning and resilience in order to make Amazon the most environmentally and socially responsible place to buy or sell goods and services. Selected partners may receive US$80 thousand in unrestricted funds. The application deadline is 19 October 2022.

African Development Bank

Deadline: 21 October 2022

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2023 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy (“powering Africa”); agriculture (“feeding Africa”); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 21 October 2022.

SEED

Deadline: 23 October 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 Uganda. Participation is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. The application deadline is 23 October 2022.

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Deadline: 24 October 2022

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offers an innovative training program for early to mid-career professionals from Germany and African partner countries. The training aims to capacitate professionals to engage in addressing significant global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity. Participants of the Leadership Academy must be nationals or permanent residents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, or Zambia, and work on issues relevant for sustainable development. Applications for the 2023 Academy are open until 24 October 2022.

Together Women Rise

Deadline: 24 October 2022

Together Women Rise makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organizations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The deadlines for 2022 are 24 April and 24 October 2022.

Worldwide Universities Network

Deadline: 24 October 2022

The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) provides grants of up to £10 thousand for one year to foster research collaborations among academic staff (faculty) at WUN member universities. Applications are open to researchers from WUN member institutions. The RDF supports research projects that fall under the network’s principal research theme of sustainable development. The closing date is 24 October 2022. (Note: Most WUN member universities have earlier internal submission deadlines, and prospective applicants should contact their local WUN Coordinator as soon as possible.)

CIFAR

Deadline: 25 October 2022

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities for research collaboration. CIFAR invites early-career researchers pursuing the most exciting and important research questions across the natural, biomedical and social sciences and the humanities to join an interdisciplinary research program. As part of the program, scholars receive C$100 thousand in unrestricted research support over two years. To be eligible for this program, applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Georg Forster Research Award supports the work of accomplished researchers who are expected to continue to develop research-based solutions to specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country, excluding the People's Republic of China and India. The award amount is €60 thousand. Additionally, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. To support the collaboration, the Foundation may grant additional funding of up to €25 thousand. Nominations for the Award must be submitted by an established academic employed by a university or research institution in Germany. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2022.

Earth Institute

Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The multi-disciplinary program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who received their doctoral degrees within five years of beginning their appointments. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.

ETH Zurich

Deadline: 31 October 2022

ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for visiting scientists, belonging to an academic institution in low and lower-middle income countries. The visiting scientist may visit ETH Zurich to conduct a short research stay or to attend a conference or workshop organized by ETH Zurich scientists. The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of CHF 10 thousand. The main applicant has to be a senior scientist or professor of ETH Zurich and invite colleagues from lower-?income countries. Next application deadline is 31 October 2022.

EuroMarine

Deadline: 31 October 2022

OYSTER is an independent working group dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for young researchers in marine science. EuroMarine offers a grant of €7,500 to early-career researchers from EuroMarine full member organizations to undertake an original and collaborative research project. The project must be led by 2-3 young scientists, from at least two different countries. The deadline for proposal submission is 31 October 2022.

Indian National Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 31 October 2022

India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.