Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme

Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme

9 February 2021/OACPS: The ACP Innovation Fund is a key instrument of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme implemented by the Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to unlock innovation potential in its Member States and accelerate sustainable development.

The Programme is funded by the European Union (EU) through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

Selected from the ACP Innovation Fund’s 2019 Call for Proposals, the grant beneficiaries (see list below) will spearhead a wide range of projects to advance solutions in several areas:

  • increasing access to digital literacy, knowledge, and use of emerging technologies;
  • creating or strengthening effective links between R&I skills development and labour market demand;
  • establishing or enabling effective synergies in the R&I ecosystem, including with the private sector; facilitating conditions for technology transfer; promoting R&I uptake;
  • promoting local and indigenous knowledge and its use in combination with formal knowledge systems and practices.

These eight projects will launch local Call(s) for Proposals to select actors in R&I to whom they will provide financial and technical support (capacity building, peer assistance, mentoring, networking, exchange of experiences, and policy advocacy) to maximise the impact of their actions.

Award publication

Accelerating inclusive green growth agri-based digital innnovation in West Africa (AGriDI)

Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean

VaRRIWA – Valorising Research Results and Innovation in West Africa

Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge & Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation & Livelihoods in Eastern Africa

Déploiement des technologies et innovations environnementales pour le développement durable et la réduction de la pauvreté

Promotion de la Recherche, l’Innovation et la Culture numérique en Afrique Centrale (PRICNAC)

Georisks and climate change in the Caribbean region Based on transdisciplinary and Trans-sectorial approach: Integrating science and end-users needs for innovative and sustainable mitigation and adaptation solutions

Renforcement des écosystèmes de Recherche et d’Innovation face aux enjeux climatiques dans le Pacifique (RERIPA)

26 – 28 April 2021. Third edition of the Open Science Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean, CILAC 2021

  • The largest regional scientific knowledge event provides a platform to discuss effective science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the COVID-19.
  • Unique of its kind since its creation in 2016 and organised every two years by UNESCO and regional partners, alternating in distinct cities throughout the region (this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina), this event will bring together more than 20 high-level sessions, with authorities and leaders from the region and the world, 30 thematic conferences, virtual stands to visit and a wide range of parallel events.

30 March 2021. Kick off meeting for the Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Eco-system for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa project.

The total budget of this funding mechanism is 2,652,000 Euro

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