27 November – 1 December 2013. Entebbe, Uganda. RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture) organised as part of the PAEPARD initiative (the Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development) a research proposal writeshop. RUFORUM is co-leader of Work Package 4 of the PAEPARD II Project.
The proposal write-shop concentrated on three different Calls for proposals, i.e.
- Food and Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) in-sub-Saharan-Africa (with a submission deadline of 15 January 2014) from NWO in the Netherlands focuses on the following countries: Western Africa (Benin, Ghana, Mali), Eastern Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South-Sudan), and Southern Africa (Mozambique); optional N-S collaboration Research for Inclusive Development:
- Productive Employment (PE) in-sub-Saharan-Africa (with a submission deadline of 14 January 2014) from NWO in the Netherlands focuses on the following countries: Ghana, Benin, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – N-S collaboration).
- Agriculture Fast Track Fund Now (AFTFN) Accepting Grant Applications from African Agri-Business Operators in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania. The call for proposals for grants from the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) is open until 31 December 2013. This new multi-donor trust fund, managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), designed to boost investment in Africa’s agricultural sector, is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida).