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Call for Proposals of the MeerWissen Initiative for African-German marine research partnerships

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - Germany


This contribution is an open call to support partnership projects through the MeerWissen Initiative that contribute to strengthening the knowledge base for marine and coastal Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Africa.

This call explicitly supports a two-phased approach by funding a co-design phase prior to implementation of the joint two-year research project. All projects within the MeerWissen Initiative are contributing to a transformation in science by strengthening capacities in marine research, stimulating dialogue and knowledge transfer from science to policy uptake, and by fostering digital solutions and innovation.

This call for proposals will select projects that demonstrate a shared belief in the power of close collaboration of marine research with decision makers at policy and management level to provide tailored, up-to-date, and accurate science-based information to effectively protect and manage marine resources – i.e. the science we need, for the ocean we want.

Start Date: 08/10/2021
End Date: 28/02/2025

Lead Contacts: Barbara Lang ( and Alexandra van Hoek ( (