Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The African Academy of Sciences – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AAS-AESA) is seeking applicants to provide innovation seed grants under its two grand challenges. The grants will support innovations that address Africa’s health and developmental challenges.
The scheme seeks to promote Africa-led
scientific innovations to help countries better achieve the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) by awarding seed and full grants to the
continent’s most impressive solutions.
AESA implements GC Africa in partnership
with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency (NEPAD) and
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Challenge 1: Providing new
impetus and solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets
for maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) in Africa
This call is focused on the SDG3 targets
with the overall objective of focusing African scientists to work in
local and global partnerships on the ambitious but achievable goals of
accelerating knowledge generation, developing and deploying
interventions and innovations that will advance the prevention of
maternal deaths, preterm birth and neonatal deaths and improve
implementation of policies and innovations that will improve care for
the mother and child in the first month of life and prevent death due to
non-communicable causes in pregnant women and children under 5 years of age .
Challenge 2: Finding
cutting-edge approaches to advocacy and communication that will motivate
citizens of Africa and African governments to support investments in
scientific research development and innovation
The goal of this call is to ignite new
ways of communicating the importance of investments in scientific
research and development to motivate African governments and their
citizens to support increased investments in scientific R&D from
within the continent to complement, and eventually surpass,
The GCA-ISG will fund projects up to USD $100,000 for 2 years.
Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.