The Fundo Nacional de Investigação (FNI) of the Republic of Mozambique and the FONSTI from the Republic of Cote d´ Yvore are science granting councils participating in the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) for Sub Saharan Africa.
The SGCI seeks to strengthen the capacities of the participating SGCs in supporting research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to socio-economic development of the countries. The Initiative is jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the UK´s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
In contributing to their national research systems, the SGCs (in the two countries) secured a Grant from the International Development Research Centre under the auspices of the SGCI. The said Grant which aims at supporting research projects in Climate smart technologies is based on a co-funding arrangement between the ACTS on one hand and the FNI and FONSTI on the other.