Transformation Accelerating Grants awarded to six initiatives

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Six transformative initiatives emerging from five r4d projects receive the first Transformation Accelerating Grants of the r4d programme. Congratulations to the teams of academic and non-academic partners in the Philippines, in Myanmar, in Rwanda, in Madagascar, in Burkina Faso and Mozambique and in Kenya!

​In July 2019, the r4d programme launched the first Call for Transformation Accelerating Grants (TAG) that allow teams of r4d researchers and non-academic stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, the private sector, development practitioners) to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives.

TAGs shall test, validate, accelerate or facilitate the uptake and utilisation of research findings from an r4d project on a local or national scale in r4d partner countries or on an international scale. Initiatives funded by a TAG are awarded a maximum of CHF 100'000 to be spent in one year.

Thirteen teams submitted TAG proposals in the first submission round on 18 October 2019. They were evaluated by eight r4d Review Panel members who recommended six proposals for funding. The National Research Council and its Presiding Board followed the TAG Review Panel's recommendation and ratified the funding decisions in the meetings on 10 and 11 December 2019.

The following six initivatives are awareded a Transformation Accelerating Grant:

Short summaries can be found in the right column of the respective r4d projects from which the TAG initiatives emerge (see hyperlinks of TAG titles).