Development cooperation ,28.12.2012

Support programme for the Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio); BioFISA phase II


African Biosciences Initiative (ABI) has been established by NEPAD. Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is one of four ABI-networks. The Government of Finland and the Government of South Africa have jointly supported the establishment of SANBio through the BioFISA Programme from 2009 - 2012. A second phase for the support programme has been developed based on extensive stakeholder consultations and a Mid Term Evaluation for 2013 - 2016. This phase focuses on extending the network activities and capacity building for sustainable network operations beyond 2016.

Funding decision  28.12.2012

6 200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Trade development
  • Aid to environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Research/scientific institutions 60%
  • Technological research and development 20%
  • Agricultural development 20%

Special target group

  • women
  • youth

Funding channel

  • Yliopisto, tutkimuslaitos tai asiantuntijaryhmä
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori
  • New Partnership for Africa's Development



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