Water Governance Institute has been accepted to present in a seminar tittled, Ecosystem Degradation and Livelihoods.
Water Governance Institute has been accepted to present in a seminar tittled, Ecosystem Degradation and Livelihoods: Moving From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles, at the 2016 Stockholm World Water Week in August. This seminar will feature details about aquaponics farming and the role of SWFF in supporting the work. Read more below
Congratulations to SWFF Innovator Henry Bazira, Water Governance Institute, who has been accepted to present a seminar titled, Ecosystem Degradation and Livelihoods: Moving From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles, at the 2016 Stockholm World Water Week in August. His seminar will feature details about aquaponics farming and the role of SWFF in supporting the work.
Site Visit: The SWFF team is preparing to go to South Africa in a few days and will be visiting Conservation South Africa and Reel Gardening to capture their successes and challenges to date.
June Event: The agenda is firming up for the USAID Agriculture Innovation Cluster – Securing Water for Food, Powering Agriculture, and Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Ag Innovation Investment Summit and the SWFF “Unconference” in Washington, D.C. June 1-2. Nairobi-based, Open Capital Advisors is facilitating the program and providing coaching for all attending innovators to make business pitches and TED-style talks about their investment-ready technologies. We look forward to seeing you in DC.
Have a great week, and thanks for reading!
Donna Vincent Roa, PhD, ABC, CDPM®
Chief of Party, Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility
Rd. 1 SWFF Action ItemRd. 1 Awardees – SF-425 Quarterly Financial Report for Jan – Mar 2016 Period Due April 30th
ACTION ITEM This is a friendly reminder that the SF-425 quarterly financial report forRd.1 Awardees for Jan-Mar 2016 is due April 30, 2016. Failing to submit the form on time will cause delays in disbursing funds for future periods. To receive timely assistance in reviewing the draft forms, please submit the draft form to Rami Khyami as soon as possible for review and clearance. Then, upon Rami’s clearance and guidance, final forms shall be submitted to Electronic Invoices.
Please note that Ku McMahan, COR will not approve the forms, if they have not been cleared by Rami.
External Competitions & Challenges Development Innovation VenturesACTION ITEM DIV holds a year-round grant competition for innovative ideas, pilots and tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here.The Blue Economy Challenge
ACTION ITEM The Blue Economy Challenge aims to find solutions to three important issues related to aquaculture: 1) Rethinking feed for aquaculture, 2) New ocean products, and 3) Sustainable design. The goal of the challenge is to encourage innovations that will revolutionize aquaculture in the developing world. Deadline June 30, 2016. Apply here.
2016 APEC Science Price for Innovation, Research and EducationACTION ITEMThe U.S. Department of State is seeking applications for the 2016 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize) to honor young scientists (under the age of 40) in any research field related with food security. The U.S. finalists will receive a cash prize, domestic media coverage, and be honored at an award ceremony in Washington D.C. with the White House and State Department scientific community. The 2016 theme is “Technologies for Food Security.” The application process is short and requires one letter of recommendation. Deadline: May 1, 2016. Apply here. Questions or need more information? Click here.