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News FP7-Africa-2010 Africa Call

Call Reference: OJ C177 of 30 July 2009
Deadline: 14 January 2010
Budget: € 63 000 000

The Africa call represents a great opportunity for strengthening Africa's research capacity to cope with water, food security and health problems.

The call is structured around two major issues: Water and Food Security, and, Better Health for Africa. It has a multi-disciplinary approach involving various scientific and technological research fields, such as food, agriculture, health, land and water resources, including their interaction with climate change, and integrating broader socio-economic factors, such as, migration and resettlements, urbanisation, health care systems and programme interventions, destabilisation of national food reserves, variations of food and oil prices, etc. Research activities are intended to strengthen local capacities.

The involvement of local stakeholders and regional actors is of paramount importance to achieving the expected impacts. Funded projects will provide high quality research collaboration and results, innovative management, governance tools and technologies suitable for the relevant authorities and stakeholders, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security and enhance public health.

Further expected benefits are related to the promotion of academic research and training, the setting up of health research networks and the strengthening of the science and technology potential for efficient water management and the protection of natural ecosystems in Africa.

The call is implemented jointly by the following Themes of FP7 Cooperation programme: 'Health'; 'Food, Agriculture and fisheries, and Biotechnology'; 'Environment (including Climate Change)'.

The total call budget is €63 000 000. To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: 

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News type Procurement
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Source of information CORDIS - FP7
Keyword(s) EU-INCO-MED, FP7
Geographical coverage Africa
News date 10/08/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH