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Providing Humanitarian Assistance in Sahel Emergencies (PHASE)

UK Department for International Development

To provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in the Sahel and help them to cope with future disasters. This will be linked to the seasonal calendar and work alongside longer-term resilience programmes to reduce the long term demand for humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, and will be delivered through NGO and multilateral partners.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204439
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-09-2014
Total Budget: £248,499,993

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

UK Department for International Development

To help up to 10 million people, especially women and children, in developing countries cope with extreme climate and weather events such as droughts, cyclones and floods (climate extremes). This will be achieved by doing three things. By making grants to civil society organisations to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that help people withstand, and more quickly recover, from climate extremes. By identifying the best ways of doing this, and share this knowledge globally to increase the programme’s overall impact. By supporting national governments to strengthen their policies and actions to respond to climate extremes. These will all contribute to the Millennium Development Goals on the eradication poverty and hunger, and environmental sustainability, and also respond to the Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review recommendation that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change into a Disaster Risk Reduction.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202921
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-09-2013
Total Budget: £149,944,688

UK Aid Match II Fund

UK Department for International Development

To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.

Project Identifier: GB-1-205210
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 19-12-2016
Total Budget: £62,643,038

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) phase II

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

1) Increase the number of new or improved medical interventions for poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones; 2) Strengthen cooperation with sub-Saharan African countries, in particular on building their capacity for conducting clinical trials in compliance with fundamental ethical principles and relevant national, EU and international legislation; 3) Better coordinate, align and, where appropriate, integrate relevant national programmes to increase the cost-effectiveness of European public investments; 4) Extend international cooperation with other public and private partners to ensure that the impact of all research is maximised and that synergies can be taken into consideration and to achieve leveraging of resources and investments; 5) Increase impact due to effective cooperation with relevant EU initiatives, including its development assistance.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-10-EDCTP2
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 07-11-2017
Total Budget: £53,765,600

Building Resilience in the Sahel through Adaptive Social Protection

UK Department for International Development

Build the evidence and justification for adaptive social protection in the Sahel by establishing national level systems that will build the resilience of vulnerable populations and can be scaled in a time of crisis.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204044
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 17-02-2014
Total Budget: £50,000,000

Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The REPP programme provides support to private sector developers of  small scale renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.  REPP supports solar, hydro, biomass, biogas, geothermal, and wind projects up to 25MW installed capacity (up to 50MW for wind). REPP provides technical assistance direct to project developers, provides pre-construction and bridging loans, post-construction financing, and equity financing.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-ICF-0013-REPP
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2015
Total Budget: £47,999,249

Regional Transboundary Water Resources Programme - Phase 3

UK Department for International Development

To improve governance of shared water resources in Southern Africa, by sustainably improving local water-management capability and supporting development of key water infrastructure. This will indirectly benefit populations in the 13 shared river basins of the SADC region, in which 95 million people reside, through more equitable sharing of water resources, reduced vulnerability to flooding, improved access to drinking water, as well as reducing risk of conflict and better food security. These outcomes will contribute to MDG 1 (“Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger”) and MDG7 (“Ensure Environmental Sustainability”).

Project Identifier: GB-1-202539
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 08-05-2012
Total Budget: £43,253,502

WISER - Weather and climate Information and SERvices for Africa

UK Department for International Development

WISER will help at least 24 million people across Africa (focusing initially on East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) to be more resilient to natural disasters and climate change by 2030 by improving early warning systems (giving more time to prepare for heavy rains for example) as well as helping them make better decisions by knowing what the weather and climate is likely to be (enabling them to make better crop choices or alter planting times in farming, for example). We estimate that this will save over £190 million in terms of avoided damage to health, homes, livelihoods and infrastructure between now and 2030. The WISER programme will initially benefit the East African fishing and farming communities, as well as a wide range of African people, including young, old, men and boys and women and girls.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204624
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 05-08-2015
Total Budget: £35,144,126

Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa: E4D/SOGA

UK Department for International Development

To provide skill training, matching and supplier development services to help East African women, men and young people exploit employment and economic opportunities in natural resource-based industries and adjacent sectors. The programme designs and funds interventions together with the private sector to ensure its services are demand-driven. If successful, the programme will help countries benefit more economically from investments in resource-based industries and other sectors, in terms of East Africans having access to jobs created rather than expats and local firms benefitting from increased procurement opportunities rather than international contractors.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204639
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 05-12-2014
Total Budget: £22,826,266

Strengthening Research Institutions in Africa

UK Department for International Development

SRIA will strengthen the research systems in DFID partner countries so that both local and donor research investment achieves economic and social impact. It will do this by strengthening the institutions that regulate and shape research in country to ensure that research investment is aligned with national development priorities. It will invest in the building blocks of research, for example, access to global research, recruitment and retention of researchers and more equitable research partnerships between northern and southern researchers. Whilst also driving increased coherence of UK ODA research spend to ensure it has a greater impact.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300781
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 30-11-2018
Total Budget: £20,000,000

SHEAR - Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience

UK Department for International Development

SHEAR will support world-leading research and innovations in flood and drought risk monitoring and warning systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and landslip prone regions of South Asia. To enable greater and more effective investment in disaster resilience and earlier action to respond to imminent natural hazards by providing decision makers with enhanced risk mapping and analyses and more reliable warning systems

Project Identifier: GB-1-201884
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 24-02-2016
Total Budget: £17,869,991

Strengthening research systems for poverty reduction in East Africa

UK Department for International Development

To improve the effectiveness of countries own investments in research for development and increase the numbers of research leaders in East Africa. The programme will also document learning and build a robust evidence base on what works to strengthen national research. This contributes to countries long-term, sustainable development because of the role research plays in supporting sound public policy, effective education systems and economic growth.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204571
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 23-02-2015
Total Budget: £13,686,890

Strategic Research and Evidence for the East Africa region

UK Department for International Development

To support the generation of new evidence and knowledge in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan) in order to enable the design and implementation of smarter, more effective development programmes which achieve better outcomes for poor and vulnerable people in the region.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204570
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-07-2014
Total Budget: £10,803,894

Transboundary Water Management in Southern Africa

UK Department for International Development

The project will support countries in Southern Africa to manage their shared water resources, thereby helping 2-3 million poor people to better cope with the impacts of existing climate variability and climate change (especially floods and drought). It will do this by improving assessment and planning concerning these resources, and designing and building water infrastructure such as irrigation schemes, water supply or hydropower schemes. This will help poor and vulnerable people gain access to clean and safe water, produce a predictable agricultural yield and store water for when it is needed during the dry months of the year. The programme will also help countries to communicate hydrological data between themselves – thus providing downstream countries with advance notice of floods and enabling countries to optimise how much water is stored in each country to ensure each has enough to meet their basic requirements.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300230
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-09-2016
Total Budget: £10,749,996

Policy Research Fund

UK Department for International Development

To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204584
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 29-07-2014
Total Budget: £7,505,493

Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme

UK Department for International Development

Supporting countries in the Southern Africa Development Community to measure vulnerability to climate change and use this to inform and strengthen emergency and development responses.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300245
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 29-03-2017
Total Budget: £4,499,998

British Council - South Africa - Newton Fund

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Newton Fund's primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-NEWT-BC-South Africa
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-01-2015
Total Budget: £3,857,566

Strategic Alliance on Conflict Prevention and Development in the Sahel (CSSF)

UK Department for International Development

To assist the vulnerable region of West Africa to manage ongoing conflicts through the Conflict Security and Stability Fund. The projects will increase the capacity of local communities in Mali to manage conflicts peacefully; support the EU Delegation in Mali with conflict advice, and strengthen coordination, inclusivity and accountability of security services delivery through improved security forces-communities cooperation.

Project Identifier: GB-1-205072
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-07-2015
Total Budget: £2,228,753

British Council - Kenya - Newton Fund

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Newton Fund's primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-13-NEWT-BC-Kenya
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-01-2017
Total Budget: £1,153,983

Funding to build capacity and support cross-border action on the conservation of wildlife within countries in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The funding will be used to support KAZA countries to develop African-led trans-frontier approaches to support conservation of wildlife, including iconic species such as elephants through efforts in integrated land-use planning, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, community livelihoods and illegal wildlife trade. This funding will be used to provide technical assistance and build capacity within the KAZA countries to address areas for immediate action, provide a foundation for future work programmes and support access to wider funding options.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-IWT-KAZA01
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-09-2019
Total Budget: £1,000,000

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