Climate change, armed conflict, environmental fragility, and weak governance – and the impact these have on natural resource-based livelihoods – are among the key drivers of both crisis and poverty for communities in some of the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-affected countries.
This project aims to strength individual and institutional capacities in selected African countries to analyze and transform food systems to deliver food security, nutrition, food safety, and human and environmental health in a gender-equitable manner.
African food systems face growing threats associated with the degradation of natural resources, increasing inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, all of which have been worsened during the past two years as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), IDRC, South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), and the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative developed jointly by IDRC, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and South Africa’s National Research Foundation.
Launched in September 2015, the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) strengthens the capacities of science granting councils in 15 countries in order to support nationally-led research and evidence-based policies that will ultimately contribute to economic and social development.
This operational project will support the implementation of the Knowledge Accelerator for Climate Compatible Development project (#108754) by covering the operational costs including salaries and benefits, travel, and office costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact in the Sahel region of West Africa, which is already facing several protracted crises, including environmental degradation, poverty, conflict, rural exodus, and gender inequality.