Until 20 December, the IRD is looking for projects to fund that promote a One Health approach in four South East Asian countries.
This call, financed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs is co-led by the French National Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), the Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). It is also supported by the Francophone University Agency in Asia-Pacific (AUF).
Southeast Asia is a global hotspot of biodiversity crisis and threatened cultural diversity. Neglected tropical diseases are still a heavy burden for the countries in the region where numerous zoonotic diseases have emerged in recent decades (including Southeast China). Cross-border health risks are considered most serious with the development of economic corridors and their integration into the new silk roads network.
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the failure of current strategies to anticipate zoonotic epidemics. The One Health approach is still poorly implemented, with still little consideration of ecosystem health, despite it is promoted by international organisations (UNEP, UNESCO, OIE, FAO, WHO).
The main purpose of the call is to support small projects adopting a One Health approach to understand zoonoses in the context of environmental changes in Southeast Asia. Particular attention will be given to initiatives exploring emerging topics and favouring a multi-disciplinary approach. The call can support the organisation of fieldwork studies involving stakeholders and/or any other relevant activities.
- Eligible countries for funding: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Priority will be given to projects meeting the three following criteria:
- Geography: The project must include at least two countries (eligible or not). Please note that teams from non-eligible countries will not be funded. Only actions taking place in the eligible country/countries will be funded.
- Co-financing: will be considered a plus.
- Gender: The project must integrate gender perspectives through its design and implementation.
- Budget: up to 25.000€
- Project submission deadline: December 20th 2021, midnight ICT
- Duration: Project will last from February to December 2022.
- Online Submission at: https://ohsea.ird.fr/en/network/call-for-proposal/