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The Royal Society-DFID Capacity Building Initiative

The Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative is a £15.3 million partnership initiative between the Royal Society and the Department for International Development (DFID). The initiative will bring together scientists working across sub-Saharan Africa with UK-based researchers aiming to strengthen research and training capacity across sub-Saharan Africa by creating sustainable scientific networks. This Initiative will […]

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IRENA/ADFD Project Facility – Second funding cycle call for proposals

            Among the toughest challenges for scaling up renewable energy, especially with projects using technologies in ground-breaking ways, is raising the necessary funds. With USD 350 million in concessional loans committed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in seven cycles to projects recommended by the International Renewable Energy […]

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The UK is providing £3.87 billion through the International Climate Fund (ICF) to reduce poverty by helping developing countries, take up low carbon development, protect forests and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Further details can be found on the DECC website https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/taking-international-action-to-mitigate-climate-change/supporting-pages/international-climate-fund-icf

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DFID and ESRC announce call for research on China’s development lessons for and engagement with Africa.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) today announced a research collaboration of up to £4.5 million, to investigate in comparative perspective, the economic development impact of China’s engagement in sub-Saharan Africa. The research will also critically evaluate what lessons China’s own economic development transformation can offer […]

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