International Environment and Development Studies
Enhancing Pro-poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value-chains (EPINAV)
The successor to the PANTIL programme, "Enhancing Pro-poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value-chains" (EPINAV), was formally launched in Tanzania on 24 February 2011.
What is EPINAV?
Launch of EPINAV at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 23 February 2011.
Photo: Stina Petersen/Norwegian Embassy Dar-es-Salaam
EPINAV emphasizes scaling up of proven technologies developed under PANTIL. The budget frame is 72 mill. NOK over a four-year-period. Similar to the set-up for the PANTIL- and CCIAM
-programmes, roughly 20% of the budget will be allocated to Norwegian partners.
Activities funded include programme coordination, impact assessment, student training, exchange programmes and institutional compensation for involvement of researchers. The EPINAV-programme is restricted to include researchers from UMB, NVH and Bioforsk only.
The EPINAV programme is coordinated at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania, and at Noragric (programme coordinator: Prof. Lars Olav Eik). SUA's website on EPINAV can be accessed here
.Projects under EPINAV
The list of 17 projects and 2 supporting Strategic Intervention projects can be found here
. Project activities
The projects are currently in the third year of implementation. Output in the form of factsheets, policy briefs, videos and stories on project activities are being produced by researchers and communication support staff linked to the projects. The outputs will be distributed strategically and will also be uploaded on the websites at SUA and Noragric/UMB. An overview of what is produced by the projects is found here
Meetings with Norwegian researchers in EPINAV and CCIAM projects
On 19 September 2012 a kick-off meeting was held at Noragric/UMB with researchers based in Norway involved in the projects under the two programmes. A summary of the meeting is published here
The Norway-based researchers in the CCIAM and EPINAV programmes are sub-divided in three groups
related to the theme of the project they are involved in. Each group has a coordinator and shall meet regularly. The summary of the meetings can be found here
.Calendar of events for EPINAV (and CCIAM) in 2013Relevant documents
Project profiles of approved projects
(6 January 2012)Research projects approved for funding under EPINAV
(30.10.2011)Evaluation of concept notes
(7 June 2011)First call for concept notes Programme document
Agreement Powerpoint presentation
by Sokoine University of Agriculture at UMB, 8 February 2011
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