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News Call for Innovations 2020: Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) : A grand challenge for development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands invite eligible organizations to respond to Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WE4F) Call for Innovations.

This Call for Innovations is designed to address barriers to enable the production of more food with efficient and sustainable usage of water and energy along the value chain from farming to end-user, to impact food security, gender and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way. The Call for Innovations describes the purpose of the program and the types of activities that it will fund; indicates the process for preparing and submitting concept note and proposal; and outlines criteria for their evaluation. Through this competition, Water and Energy for Food anticipates disbursing $4.5 million USD in award funding (TA and Grants) for MENA.

Individual awards are expected to be between $25,000 USD and $300,000 USD depending on the type of funding requested. The period of performance for individual awards is up to three years; the actual period of performance for each award will be determined at the time of award. The WE4F Middle East and North Africa Regional Innovation Hub (MENA RIH) will make every attempt to distribute funding to awardees as quickly as possible, but awardees should expect to begin activities immediately after the award is signed, even if funding is delayed by one to two months. The time to disperse funds will be tied to milestones to be agreed upon with awardees

Read more about this call : here

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News date 25/11/2020
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