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Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations

Objective

African societies face growing global change risks, with rapidly changing patterns of human settlements and intensity of use of ecosystem services. At the same time, climate variability and climate change trends are intensifying stress on the ecosystems that ensure environmental security, both locally (e.g. ecosystem services), regionally (e.g. sustainable development options) and internationally (e.g. carbon sequestration). Approaches that can address this challenge in an integrated and multidisciplinary way are urgently needed in many places in Africa where there is a close relationship between societal well-being and environmental condition, relating particularly to biomass for energy and food production, and hydrological considerations such as water yields.
Policymakers and land-use decision makers are increasingly dependent on knowledge on the state of the environment. Long-term observational systems and research infrastructures have been identified to be indispensable elements of knowledge generation to serve climate change adaptation, food security, and climate change mitigation.
This proposal supports EU-African cooperation on research infrastructures. Its aims are to increase coherence and interoperability between infrastructures in Europe and Africa, to enhance technical competence, science awareness and life-long learning in Africa in order to facilitate the use of research results for evidence-based policy making, and to identify knowledge gaps for future research directions. The project will
1) identify the essential parameters needed to develop science based strategies to improve food and nutrition security including early warning systems and to mitigate climate change,
2) formulate a roadmap towards fully interoperable and accessible research infrastructures in agricultural and climate research in the EU and Africa that match the needs of the users, and
3) deliver a contribution to capacity building and human capital development in Africa.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 216 537,50

Participants (15)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 500
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
WEST AFRICAN SCIENCE SERVICES CENTRE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTED LAND USE
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Csir Office Complex Agostino Neto Road
PMB CT504 Cantonments Accra
Activity type
Other
International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 174 903,75
Address
Old Naivasha Rd
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTEGRATED CARBON OBSERVATION SYSTEM EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURECONSORTIUM
Finland
EU contribution
€ 356 015
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 58 905
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 114 242,50
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTHERN AFRICAN SCIENCE SERVICE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTIVE LAND MANAGEMENT
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 195 437,50
Address
28 Robert Mugabe Ave Michelle Mclean Building
9000 Windhoek
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Meiring Naude Road Brummeria
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 750
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER TROPOSPHAERENFORSCHUNG e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 135 340
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 116 908,75
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
USTAV VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 50 100
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS PESCAS
Cape Verde
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Cova De Inglesa
- Mindelo - San Vicente
Activity type
Research Organisations