The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Global LEAP Awards — Solar E-Waste Challenge

The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge seeks innovative approaches to e-waste management in the off-grid solar sector in Africa. Funding is available for recycling and e-waste management companies who work with solar lanterns, solar home systems (SHSs), and solar-powered appliances. Awards will range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand. The competition is open to solar companies, suppliers or technology service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 15 December 2019. Link to the Solar E-Waste Challenge

European Commission — WASH & Management of Natural Resources in Namibia

The European Commission aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations in Namibia. The objective of this call is to improve the participation of CSOs in the implementation of relevant public policies and programs. Priority sectors unter this call include (1) Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and (2) Management of Natural Resources. Grants requested must fall between €250 thousand and €600 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in the EU or Namibia. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 19 December 2019. Find the call

Center for Mediterranean Integration — Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest

The Center for Mediterranean Integration and partners invite applications for the 4th Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest. Winners will participate in the CMI 2020 World Water Day workshop in Murcia, Spain (March 2020) with covered travel and accommodation. World Water Day 2020 will focus on “Water and Climate Change.” Young researchers, entrepreneurs and activists (18-35 years) working on water challenges in the Mediterranean from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are eligible to apply. Team applications will be accepted. Applications can be submitted in English and Arabic. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2019. Find the contest

Future Africa — Africa Science Leadership Programme 2020

The Africa Science Leadership Programme seeks to identify and select leading African researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, among others. (Note: This may include one or more relevant categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) Participants will receive training in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development. All applicants should commit to be present for the full workshop from 20-25 March 2020. The costs incurred during the workshop (training, travel, meals, and accommodation) will be covered by the program. Applications must be received by 20 December 2019. More application information

Karelia CBC — Cross-Border Cooperation

Karelia CBC is a cross-border cooperation program between the European Union and Russia. The current call for proposals invites environmental activities with focus on improving living environments, with special focus on waste management and preserving/improving biodiversity in Finland and Russia (see detailed regional specifications in the call for proposals). The overall amount made available under this call is €5 million. Each project should include an infrastructure investment component with minimum of €1 million. All projects must include at least one partner from Finland and one partner from Russia. Eligibility extends to nonprofit projects submitted by government agencies, organizations, universities, research institutes, and private companies. The deadline is 05 December 2019. About

United States Agency for International Development — Household Solar Workforce Development Africa

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) invite applications for the Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge. Projects should focus on the development of off-grid solar home systems for households and businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa. The call is open to for-profit, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and academic institutions with demonstrated capabilities and programs in energy workforce development. The selected organizations will receive awards ranging from US$100 thousand to US$350 thousand for project implementation over the course of one year. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2019. Find the challenge

French Government — Access to Energy in Africa

The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the French Development Agency (AFD) seek French companies or NGOs with innovations for access to energy for people not connected to energy networks. The involvement of local African actors (local companies, NGOs, local authorities) is desirable. Environmental criteria of each project (use of renewable energies, environmental management of water; impact on biodiversity, climate change, etc.) are an important evaluation factor. Funding of €250 thousand per project is available for up to 12 projects. The application deadline is 16 December 2019. Link

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Photo Contest: Youth and Rural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches a photo competition to promote youth participation in rural development in Latin American and the Caribbean. IFAD seeks images that show young people engaged in rural areas in the region. Ten selected photos will be exhibited during the official ceremony of the Rural Youth Innovation Award (June 2020). The top three winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to the ceremony. Participants should be between 18 and 35 years old. The closing date is 16 December 2019. Click here

EIT Climate-KIC — Package of Proposal Calls

EIT Climate-KIC supports ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact. EIT Climate-KIC launched a package of proposal calls. Depending on the program, applicants may request between €40 thousand and €500 thousand. EIT Climate-KIC projects require a minimum co-funding of 20%. Eligibility extends to EIT Climate-KIC partner countries in Europe (including Serbia). Please be aware that the submission process varies from one-stage to two-stage processes, along with some differences to the submission deadlines (from October 2019 to January 2020) for each program (check carefully). Funding under SGA2020

NYU Wagner — African Women’s Public Service Fellowship

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses to African degree-seeking female students. Fellows will return to their home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position to meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa. Eligibility extends to female applicants from any African country. Applications are due by 02 December 2019. Details