Brussels, 09 February 2021/OACPS: The ACP Innovation Fund is a key instrument of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme implemented by the Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to unlock innovation potential in its Member States and accelerate sustainable development.

The Programme is funded by the European Union (EU) through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

Selected from the ACP Innovation Fund’s 2019 Call for Proposals, the grant beneficiaries (see table below) will spearhead a wide range of projects to advance solutions in several areas:

  • increasing access to digital literacy, knowledge, and use of emerging technologies;
  • creating or strengthening effective links between R&I skills development and labour market demand;
  • establishing or enabling effective synergies in the R&I ecosystem, including with the private sector; facilitating conditions for technology transfer; promoting R&I uptake;
  • promoting local and indigenous knowledge and its use in combination with formal knowledge systems and practices.

These eight projects will launch local Call(s) for Proposals to select actors in R&I to whom they will provide financial and technical support (capacity building, peer assistance, mentoring, networking, exchange of experiences, and policy advocacy) to maximise the impact of their actions.

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Beneficiaries/ Bénéficiaires

ACP region where the action takes place/ Région ACP où se tient l’action

Action title / Titre de l’Action

International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) – Kenya

And /et

Agropolis Fondation – France

University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) – Bénin

Gearbox Pan African Network – Kenya

Western Africa / Afrique occidentale

Accelerating inclusive green growth agri-based digital innnovation in West Africa (AGriDI)

The University of the West Indies (UWI) – Trinidad &Tobago


Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – Barbados

Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) – Suriname

Caribbean / Caraïbes

Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – France

And /et

Agence Béninoise de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et de l’Innovation Technologique (AbeVRIT) – Benin

Agence Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique Appliquée (ANRSA) – Senegal

Agence Nationale de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et des Innovations (ANVAR) – Burkina Faso

Direction de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (DRST) – Togo

Western Africa / Afrique occidentale

VaRRIWA – Valorising Research Results and Innovation in West Africa

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) – Ghana


Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) – Uganda

East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) – Kenya

Eastern Africa/ Afrique orientale

Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge & Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation & Livelihoods in Eastern Africa

Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD) – Canada


Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (ISF) – Cameroun

Entrepreneurship Development Educational Network in Africa (EDEN) – Cameroun

Incubation d’Entreprises et Formations Managériales, Université Kongo – RDC

Central Africa / Afrique centrale

Déploiement des technologies et innovations environnementales pour le développement durable et la réduction de la pauvreté

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – France


Observatorio de Relaciones Unión Europea –America Latina (OBREAL Global Observatory) – Spain

Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES) – Burkina Faso

Association of African Universities (AAU/AUA) – Ghana

Réseau des experts en ingénierie de formation de l’Afrique Centrale et des Grands Lacs (REIFAC) – Cameroun

Central Africa / Afrique centrale

Promotion de la Recherche, l’Innovation et la Culture numérique en Afrique Centrale (PRICNAC)

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) – France


Association of Caribbean States (ACS) – Trinidad &Tobago

Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) – Barbados

Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL) – Haiti

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) – Saint Lucia

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – France

Caribbean / Caraïbes

Georisks and climate change in the Caribbean region Based on transdisciplinary and Trans-sectorial approach: Integrating science and end-users needs for innovative and sustainable mitigation and adaptation solutions

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) – France


Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)- Fiji

Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) – Fiji

Vanuatu Meteorology and GeoHazards Department (VMGD) – Vanuatu

Pacific / Pacifique

Renforcement des écosystèmes de Recherche et d’Innovation face aux enjeux climatiques dans le Pacifique (RERIPA)