The Meerwissen Initiative, in collaboration with the IOC UNESCO has launched a 3rd call for proposals which aims to strengthen the knowledge base for marine and coastal Nature-based Solutions in selected African countries. This call has been developed as a contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030 and successful projects will be endorsed as Decade Actions and formally recognised as part of the Ocean Decade.
The partnership projects will be funded with up to EUR 360.000. MeerWissen encourages a Co-design approach and building “partnerships of equals”. This is to ensure that project partners are jointly setting priorities and that outcomes meet local needs and can be used by all partners as well as decision-makers. To strengthen this approach a dedicated Co-design phase of up to 9 months will be funded followed by an implementation and dissemination phase of 2 years.
Visit the Meerwissen website for information on the call for proposals and how to apply. Applications close on 31st December 2021.