Updated Aug 08, 2019CLOSED

2nd Call for Concepts: MeerWissen - African-German Partners for Ocean Knowledge

Offered by BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)

With the partnership projects funded from this 2nd Call for Concepts MeerWissen seeks to contribute to discussions and ongoing policy developments aimed at building sustainable blue economies in African partner countries.
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CLOSEDSep 15, 2019Deadline
Up to €240,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryGuinea, Germany, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cameroon, Algeria, Mauritius, Senegal, Namibia, Mauritania, Libya, Liberia, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, South Africa, Somalia and Sierra Leone
Focus AreasAquaculture (Agriculture)
Biodiversity (Environment)
MeerWissen supports partnerships of at least one German and one African academic
institution. It is, however, required that a German academic institution submits the
application. The German institution will receive the grant and will forward resources to the
partnering institution(s).
In order to receive funding all organizations (German and African) must fulfill legal and
commercial requirements:
The contracting German partner institution with head office in Germany must be
governed by public law or must have a non-profit-making status
All partner institutions receiving forwarded funds must be legal entities and have publicbenefit or non-profit status.
Contribution (e.g. in-kind) from the German applicant

MeerWissen supports partnership projects in the following African coastal states that are
cooperation countries of official German Development Cooperation:
Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea,
Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia,
South Africa, Tanzania.

Application Directions

You can apply by submitting a concept to meerwissen@giz.de using the provided templates attached and on funding site.


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