IF Project

VaRRIWA – Valorising Research Results and Innovation in West Africa

Project duration

48 Months

Start 01/02/20 End 31/01/25


Western Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo



AUF- Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Innovation Fund
  • R&I
  • Youth/women
  • Indigenous knowledge

Links between academia, the public and private sector, and civil society will be strengthened to ensure that the results of research and innovation (R&I) are readily accessible and effectively disseminated, exploited and used. A research ecosystems will be created with actors who are active upstream (identification of R&I needs and development of solutions) as well as downstream (economic exploitation and application of solutions) taking into account national and regional R&I policies.

1st call for proposals for third party projects (June-Sept 21)


2d call for proposals for third party projects (Nov-Dec 21)









Project coordinator

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – France


Agence Béninoise de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et de l’Innovation Technologique (AbeVRIT)- Benin

Agence Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique Appliquée (ANRSA)- Senegal

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation- Burkina Faso

Direction de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (DRST)- Togo

Third grantees

  • Université de Parakou (Benin)
  • Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Benin)- 2 projects
  • Centre national de recherche scientifique et technologique (CNRST) (Burkina-Faso)
  • Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso)
  • Université Nazi Boni (Burkina Faso)
  • Ecole supérieure polytechnique (Sénégal)
  • Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA) (Senegal)
  • Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (Senegal)
  • Université virtuelle du Sénégal (Senegal)
  • Institut togolais de recherche agronomique (ITRA) (Togo)
  • Université de Kara (Togo)- 2 projects
  • Université de Lomé (Togo)