EPINAV Concept note background Information

Enhancing Pro-poor Innovation in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains [EPINAV]

First Call for Concept Notes


Following the official launching of the EPINAV programme at SUA on 23.02.2011 by H. E. Ingunn Klepsvik  Ambassador of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Norway in Tanzania, EPINAV is issuing its first call for concept notes .  The inception Workshop for EPINAV was held on 25th March 2011.

To be eligible for consideration in the first instance, the proposed research must:
be seen to (i) contribute to the programme objectives; (ii) be led by a senior SUA researcher ; (iii) address a specific research theme or specific priority commodity for a particular District, Region or Zone in Tanzania.  

The programme’s main research focus is on up-scaling of proven technologies and best practices in entire Districts, Regions or Agricultural Zone using innovation systems and value chain approaches.

There are four research Themes to choose from.
Theme I: Innovation systems research for upscaling of technologies and best practices.    
Theme II : Climate change adaptation for agriculture and Natural Resources.
Theme III : Policy research, analysis  and good governance
Theme IV : Innovative communication and knowledge dissemination pathways.

Concept notes for this first call must be prepared using the form provided  and must be received, by 30th April, 2011.
The level of research grant will vary between themes and projects.  However budgetary allocation will not exceed Tshs. 60,000,000 per project per year.  Project duration will range from 2 to 4 years maximum.
Submit concept notes to the EPINAV-RSI by E-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . with subject “EPINAV first call for concept Notes”
For more information on EPINAV, visit www.suanet.ac.tz./drpgs/

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