Call for proposals: Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources






The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU Commission. The Institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of Animal Resources (livestock, fisheries and wildlife) as a resource for human well-being in the member states of the African Union and contribute to economic development, particularly in rural areas.

In the framework of the implementation of the EU funded project on “Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources”, which supports the implementation of the Global Plan of Action (GPA) for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) in Africa, in line with its current strategy AU-IBAR plan to support livestock breeders association on the continent.

In order to give equal chance and opportunity to Member States and Regional Economic Communities for the financial support toward the implementation of their priority activities the project proposed to send out Calls for proposals which will lead to awards of Grants.

The following call for proposals is composed of six sections:

  • The first describe the award as well as the framework in which it is availed,
  • The second provides the necessary information on the award among which the total available funds and the possible amounts of the awards.
  • The third refers to the eligibility conditions while the fourth provides the methodology to apply.
  • The last two sections focus respectively on the analysis of the applications and the provision of support or guiding information to ease application.

Submission deadlines and times

The applications must be received by 30th January 2016.

Further information for the application forms

Questions may be sent by e-mail to: ibar.officeATau-ibar.org with CC to the addresses listed below, indicating clearly the reference of the Call for proposals: pissang.tchangaiATau-ibar.org and edward.nengomashaATau-ibar.org