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Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to come

Objective

This is a critical time for nutrition. Malnutrition rates remain high, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where only nine out of 46 countries are on track to achieve the first Millennium Development Goal target of a 50% reduction in underweight prevalence among children under five years. Despite the huge cost of malnutrition, investment in the nutrition sector has been insufficient. There has been a renewed interest in nutrition recently, however, and it is a potentially opportune moment for investing in nutrition research.

The SUNRAY (Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to come) project will produce a new, sustainable nutrition research agenda for sub-Saharan Africa based on five concepts.
1) Future landscape: Emergence of new nutritional challenges due to changes in the environmental landscape.
2) Sustainable and broad-based solutions: Integration of nutrition research within other sectors to ensure sustainable solutions.
3) African centre of gravity: Identification of research opportunities and constraints by African institutions.
4) Broad stakeholder involvement: Strengthening of the link between research and action.
5) Political engagement: Engagement of policy-makers to ensure political buy-in and subsequent action.

SUNRAY has seven work packages: WP1 optimises communication and coordination within the Consortium. WP2 maps current nutrition research activities in sub-Saharan Africa, and examines the operating environment. WP3 analyses the views of stakeholders. WP4 examines the impact of environmental changes on nutrition. WP5 builds consensus on research priorities through workshops in three African regions. WP6 develops a strategic framework for future research in the form of a roadmap. WP7 disseminates project outputs. The SUNRAY Consortium has four African and five European institutions and an Advisory Group of six external experts with complementary expertise. The total budget of 968,463 Euros is for a period of 18 months

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Address
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 226 426,34
Administrative Contact
Eva Mostmans (Ms.)

Participants (9)

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE STIFTELSE*IFS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 37 062,83
Address
Karlavagen 108 Fifth Floor 108
11526 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulf Edin (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 989
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessens (Mr.)
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 159 739,64
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Madi Van Staden (Ms.)
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 117 017,21
Address
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Raphael (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE D'ABOMEY-CALAVI
Benin
EU contribution
€ 116 892,96
Address
Campus Universitaires D Abomey
01 Abomey Calavi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean T. Claude Codjia (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 38 765,10
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariel Crozon (Ms.)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 60 959,26
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Bazeyo (Prof.)
FUNDACIO INTERMON OXFAM
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 268,16
Address
Calle Roger De Lluria 15
08010 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Esther Perez (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 342,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanna Watson (Ms.)