Second call of Connecting Worlds of Knowledge launched

27 May 2020

The Connecting Worlds of Knowledge call within the Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) research and innovation programme has a specific focus on enhancing the use and translation of UDW research results. The second call for proposals was opened in January 2020. Due to corona measurements, the call was paused. The new deadline is now set on 1 October 2020.

The ultimate aim is innovation and implementation in delta management and strengthening the development of delta policies and management. Funding can be requested for activities that contribute to the interlinkage of research and implementation. These include exchange, capacity development and next steps to implementation based on earlier research findings. Therefore, proposals should be submitted by a main applicant who is affiliated at an in-country institute or organisation.

Objectives of the call

The proposals should contribute to one of the following specific objectives of the UDW programme:

  1. Uptake of research results and application of tools and perspectives for improving institutional and legal frameworks for delta and river basin management, and robust planning techniques and new scenario building methods for decision-making under uncertainty.
  2. Improved capacity of organisations, groups and individuals including researchers and policy makers, to influence global water safety, water and food security and sustainable economic development in deltas.
  3. New knowledge and insights in use that add value to processes, products, services, technologies, policies or ideas that are made available to markets, governments and society, which enhance the future competitive position of businesses.

A contribution to the Bangladesh Deltaplan 2100 knowledge agenda or comparable agendas in other countries is expected.

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS will be open for submission till 1 October 2020.

Source: NWO