News Call for projects Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable 2016

The programme “Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” ( SEP2D) is a supporting the development and the International Cooperation in 22 countries of the intertropical belt. It aims to reinforce the scientific research on plant biodiversity in these countries, through the strengthening of a partnership culture with the economic operators, the civil society and the political authorities. Thus, SEP2D seeks to participate to the development of this scientific research that would be inclusive of national, sub-regional, regional and international public policy issues.

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Source Institute for Development Research France
Release date 03/12/2016
Contributor Administrateur Sites Cameroun
Geographical coverage Global
Keywords projects, plant, biodiversity

The SEP2D programme, monitored by the IRD is funded by several institutions, the Agence Française du Développement (AFD, the French Funding Agency for Development Assistance), the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM, the French Global Environment Facility), the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International (MAEDI, the French Foreign Ministry), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, the French Research Institute for Development) and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN, the French Museum of Natural History).

Purpose and target groups

The purpose of this call is to identify, select and fund projects that contribute to the capacity building of scientific teams in the Global South. These project must, at the same time, take part in the development of economic, political and social innovations. Within this framework, these projects have to address operational research needs while supporting the valorisation of the research lead by the scientists.

The projects have to be managed and lead by an academic institution (research institution or university) from one of the 22 countries covered by the programme. In order to be eligible, it is mandatory for the projects to rely on a consortium based partnership (e.g. similar to the innovation platform model, document available from ). Within this consortium, every partner must be independent from the other with distinct governances and must be constituted by at least:

The academic institution managing the project (from one of the 22 target countries)

An operational and non-academic partner: such as a private or a public company, a technical or a financial partner, an NGO, a professional organisation, a farmers’ association etc. This partner may or may not be from one of the 22 countries.

As the programme seeks to strongly support multi-sectorial projects, this consortium could also include (in addition of the two partners noted above) other operational partners and/or research institutions from the Global South or the Global North. Those partners must be involved in activities within which the project is developed such as research activities, skill or technology transfer activities, activities in line with the corresponding value chain, etc.

The compulsory and minimum in-cash co-financing of 20% of the global budget must come from one of the non-academic partner or from a third party.

Provisional schedule

  • 2016/10/28 - Dispatching of the call
  • 2016/12/31 - Deadline for projects reception
  • 2017/01/29 - End of the projects reviewing by the SPC
  • 2017/02/19 - Deadline for sending additional documents
  • 2017/03/13 - Announcement of the selected projects by the steering committee

To apply: Download the documentation here

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