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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 6

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £26 million has been committed to 85 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and thirteen in 2019 and ten in the latest round in 2020. (more info here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/919053/iwt-challenge-fund-list.pdf): IWT076, IWT077, IWT078, IWT082, IWT083, IWT079, IWT080, IWT081, IWT084, IWT085

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R6

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,417,064


Darwin Initiative Round 24

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR24

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,604,188


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 5

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf)): IWT062, IWT063, IWT064, IWT065, IWT066, IWT067, IWT068, IWT069, IWT070, IWT071, IWT072, IWT073, IWT074, IWT075.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R5

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,588,554


Darwin Initiative Round 23

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR23

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£7,619,619


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 3

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf). The projects that a relevant for this area are IWT035 to IWT047.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R3

Start Date:

2017-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,123,118


Actis Energy Cameroon Holdings (Eneo)

CDC Group plc

Equity investment in the power sector to help meet Cameroon's demand for electricity.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F307901

Start Date:

2014-06-03

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Nachtigal Hydro Power Company SA

CDC Group plc

The addition of a 420MW hydropower plant to the Kenyan generation capacity. The increase of more reliable least cost power is expected to lead to a 5.3% increase in firm output and supporting more than 140,000 new jobs in electricity-dependent sectors.

Project identifier:

GB-COH-03877777-F322001

Start Date:

2018-11-08

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Creative Writing and Translation for Peace

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

'Creative Writing and Translation for Peace' is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and Bakwa, a Yaoundé-based literary non-profit organisation founded in 2011 with the mission to open new spaces for the promotion of Cameroonian culture and arts. Working against the context of the 'Anglophone problem' in Cameroon, it seeks to engage young Cameroonian writers, translators and educators in the production of a bilingual anthology and study guide, with the aim of forging cross-boundary empathy and inter-lingual, inter-cultural and inter-ethnic solidarities. This project extends impacts and research innovation developed through the AHRC/ESRC GCRF/PaCCS: Inter-Disciplinary Research Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development funded project, 'Ugandan Youth and Creative Writing: New Perspectives on Conflict and Development'. It seeks to expand the findings of that project from a post-conflict situation to one in which conflict is ongoing; to move from monolingual to multilingual methods; and to build educational and creative capacity through literary translation. 'Creative Writing and Translation for Peace' will deliver social and cultural impact to Cameroon, currently listed as a LMIC on the DAC list of ODA recipients, contributing to SDGs 4, 10, 16 and 17. The project's key beneficiaries will be young writers and translators in Cameroon; educational practitioners based in Cameroon; literary and cultural initiatives, particularly those interested in creative writing and translation and policy makers and third sector organisations in Cameroon. Young people from Cameroon's Anglophone and Francophone regions will be trained and mentored through the process of producing short fictional stories about everyday life in Cameroon under conflict. These stories will then be used as the basis for training and mentoring emerging literary translators, leveraging knowledge exchange and collaboration with a newly-constituted literary translation advisory network. Educators and educational charities will be invited to a series of focus groups to develop bilingual teaching materials from these outputs, all of which will be published together by Bakwa in a new bilingual anthology of Cameroonian fiction. The anthology will be distributed to educators, practitioners and policy makers, all of whom will be invited to a grand launch in Yaoundé. The insights derived from these activities, particularly those which pertain to the use of creative methodologies as a means of promoting peace and solidarity in situations of conflict, will be published in a brief report that will be prepared with the assistance of Policy Bristol. All aspects of the project have been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, particularly through a process of co-design and co-production with Bakwa, based on their organisational needs. It builds on extant scoping and feasibility surveys on literary industries, training provision and translation initiatives in the country, undertaken over a period of three months and funded via the University of Bristol's GCRF pump-priming award.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-AH_S005889_1

Start Date:

2019-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£83,898.59


Rapid diagnosis of onchocerciasis using urinary biomarkers

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Onchocerciasis or river blindness is a parasitic disease affecting 17 million in sub-Saharan Africa. It causes visual impairment, sometimes leading to irreversible blindness, and intense itching of the skin. The symptoms of the disease can be controlled by annual treatment with the drug ivermectin, which kills the larval stages in the skin, but the adult worms are not eliminated and can survive for more than 10 years. Diagnosis of the disease has been dependent for many decades on microscopic examination of skin snips for the larval stage. This is a painful procedure that, not surprisingly, is being met with reduced compliance in communities that have been sampled repeatedly over many years. In this proposal, we aim to radically improve the diagnosis of onchocerciasis by testing for the presence of adult worms using a patient's urine sample. We have discovered that the worms release proteins and small RNA molecules into urine that can be detected by mass spectrometers and sequencing technology. The molecules are associated with small ""packets"" called extracellular vesicles. We will isolate these vesicles from urine samples to identify the best markers for the disease. To facilitate the process, we will also test urine samples from African cattle, which are infected with a parasite very closely related to that which causes human onchocerciasis. By treating the cattle with drugs that kill the adult parasites, we will test whether the molecules released in urine are a good indicator of whether live worms remain in the host's body. This is a particularly important at the present time, as several drugs with potential activity against adult worms are being tested in clinical trials in humans, and currently the only way to know whether the worms have been killed is to perform surgery on the volunteers. In the final stages of the proposal, we will investigate methods to capture parasite molecules from urine in an efficient manner. This will be necessary to move away from a diagnostic test that is dependent on expensive laboratory equipment to a kit that ultimately could be used in rural Africa.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-MR_P025307_1

Start Date:

2017-03-01

Activity Status:

Finalisation

Total Budget:

£606,976.11


Africa Humanitarian Response Fund

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

This fund provides support to small and medium scale new or emerging humanitarian responses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300531

Start Date:

2018-11-30

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£57,955,981


Chevening Scholarships in Cameroon

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Cameroon which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-3-Chevening-Scholarships-CM

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£980,856


Supporting Humanitarian Operations in Central African Republic and the Region (SHOCARR)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

To save lives and reduce suffering of the population affected by the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic, including refugees in the region. This will be achieved through by providing emergency healthcare, livelihoods support and protection activities. It will also focus on the improvement of accountability for affected populations through support to system-wide accountability project.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-1-300535

Start Date:

2019-03-29

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£59,249,993




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