About ACP Caribbean & Pacific Research Programme for Sustainable Development

The 2010 call for proposals for the Caribbean and Pacific regions is part of the ACP Research for Sustainable Development Programme. 10 grant projects have been awarded, for a total financing of € 4.8 M sourced from the 10th EDF.

The Programme ACP Caribbean & Pacific Research Programme for Sustainable Development is complementary to other ACP and/or EU initiatives such as the EDULINK and ACP S&T programmes and the FP7 Framework Programme for Research. For sustainable development, the inclusion of Science and Technology is imperative not only for Caribbean and Pacific (C&P) countries to become more resilient to adverse impacts of climate change, but also to become self-sufficient and to meet the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the ‘eradication of extreme poverty and hunger’.

Objectives of the programme and priority issues

The Overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to sustainable development of  Caribbean and Pacific countries belonging to the ACP Group of States through research in science and technologies.

The Specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support research projects in the fields of agriculture and post harvest, renewable and sustainable energy, water and sanitation and climate change, that contribute to the fight against poverty in the target countries and improve their resilience.

Expected Results

  • Enhanced Food security and Food safety;
  • Better adapted renewable and sustainable energy technologies;
  • Improved integrated water resources and waste management;
  • Improved Climate Change adaptation and mitigation technologies.

Priority areas

  • Agriculture and Post-harvest
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Climate change