RAN SA RILab Grants Call RIC4FIG is Now Open

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 January, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Grants

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Southern Africa Resilience Innovation lab (SA RILab) is pleased to invite you to apply for its Resilience Innovation Challenge for Food Security and Improved Income Generation (RIC4FIG) call for applications.

RIC4FIG focuses on the sourcing, developing, and scaling of transformative technologies and approaches that will strengthen resilience to food insecurity and limited opportunities for income generation  that are associated with climate variability and limited infrastructure exacerbated by a high burden of HIV/AIDS. In particular, SA RILab is looking to select and incentivise the development of solutions that will impact on entrepreneurial and life skills, agricultural production and access to markets, as well as promote livelihood diversification while ensuring improved financial inclusion and community engagement in rural communities.

Grants ranging between US$15,000 to US$125,000 will be awarded under this call to support the development of innovative approaches and technologies that will strengthen resilience to food insecurity and limited opportunities for income generation within the Southern African Region.

The Southern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab, based at the University of Pretoria, will select and fund projects in three priority intervention pathways for resilience building around food insecurity and improved income generation.

Intervention Pathway 1: Improve life and entrepreneurship skills  
Intervention Pathway 2: Diversify local economy for resilience
Intervention Pathway 3: Transform agricultural practices and markets for resilience
 
Two page applications should be submitted online by 30 January 2015 (5:00 pm CAT) using the template provided. No additions or modifications to the applications will be accepted after this submission deadline.

Visit grants.ranlab.org for details on the call, selection criteria and to apply. Please feel free to join the Webinar for the RIC4FIG Grants call which will be held on Tuesday, 9th December  at 3pm CAT (Central Africa Time) to answer any questions on the challenge.

For queries contact support.sarilab@ranlab.org  or +27124206884
 
“This is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The content is the responsibility of ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government”
 

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