PDTIE – 6 environmental research-innovation projects in Cameroon and DRC will be financed by the ACP Innovation Fund

More than €1 million will be used to fund 6 projects, under the PDTIE project led by the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD), to improve applied R&I in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.


The project for the deployment of environmental technologies and innovations (PDTIE) for sustainable development and poverty reduction, implemented by IFDD (a subsidiary body of the International Organisation of La Francophonie), in partnership with Kongo University, EDEN Africa and Engineers Without Borders – Cameroon, is thus entering a new phase.

Following a first call for proposals organised from 20 May to 20 September 2021, 6 projects, selected by a multidisciplinary international jury, will receive financial support (1,260,000 euros in total). This funding will be used to set up two fab labs in renewable energy and waste recovery, to develop 50 innovations in sustainable construction, agri-food and health-environment, and to carry out a study on the state of local and indigenous knowledge in the field of sustainable development.

Following a second call for proposals (13 October to 13 December 2021), 9 other projects will then be selected and funded for an additional 1.47 million euros.

The PDTIE is one of the 8 grant recipients of the ACP Innovation Fund, a key instrument of the Research and Innovation Programme implemented by the Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP) and funded by the European Union, to unlock the innovation potential of its member states and accelerate sustainable development.

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