Top COVID-19 Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the number of COVID-19 Funding Opportunities in Ghana has increased over the past months. If you have a COVID-19 Innovative idea in Ghana seeking for funding or you wish to build your skills on COVID-19, then this post is for you.

In this post we are going to provide you a list of Top COVID-19 Funding Opportunities in Ghana 2020. Please find available opportunities below:

Research and Innovation Action on COVID-19

The purpose of this call for proposals on  Research and Innovation Action on COVID-19  is to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale programme of development cooperation actions. Projects should focus on research to maximise the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

This may include actions to: enhance the uptake of research findings or products and interventions; provide evidence to translate findings into policy guidelines and clinical practice; improve implementation, delivery and roll-out of interventions to increase population coverage, acceptability and adherence; improve the monitoring of product safety post-marketing and surveillance; pragmatic clinical trials evaluating interventions under real-world clinical care settings.

The projects should be implemented in conjunction with development cooperation initiatives that are supported by national and/or international development cooperation initiatives and/or other funders, including relevant WHO initiatives where appropriate.*

Due to the extraordinary global crisis of COVID-19 that is also affecting African countries, this topic should also be considered by applicants.

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Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 – COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to invite researchers, firms, public and private development agencies, government leaders, innovators, youths and development partners to showcase their innovations at the first Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 with a focus on COVID-19, from 15-19 June 2020.

The Innovation Challenge 2020 of the Forum seeks to identify and showcase some of the top technologies and innovations from across Africa and beyond; explore investment and market needs and; identify business opportunities in the following areas:

i.            Affordable rapid testing;

ii.            Enhance medical devices and personal protection gear design and fabrication

iii.            Alternative tools for efficient and effective contact tracing and isolation

iv.            Development and production of potential drugs and vaccines in Africa

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IsDB US $500 million Transform Fund Call for Innovation 2020 for COVID-19

The IsDB Group is coordinating a wide-ranging response to the impact of COVID-19. It has set up a Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility which will oversee a response package.

The facility will focus on emergency preparedness to curb the spread of the COVID-19, minimizing the socio-economic impact of the pandemic especially on poor communities, and building the resilience of our Member Countries in responding to outbreaks and pandemics.

We recognise our Member Countries need the necessary tools to be more resilient to epidemics and pandemics as well the ability to quickly recovery economically. These tools and interventions will have long-term benefits beyond a specific pandemic event.

One of the many issues this pandemic has shown us, is that our survival depends on how much we keep investing in science, technology and innovation.

The IsDB has a longstanding commitment to harnessing the powers of STI as a means to unlocking global development challenges.

Our US $500 million Transform Fund, launched in 2018, invests in early stage innovative ideas and the scaling of innovations by providing seed money for innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and institutions that need initial funding and growth capital to develop their ideas.

We are pleased to announce the IsDB Transform Fund Call for Innovation 2020 will focus entirely on supporting our Member Countries long-term preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Call will operate in addition to the IsDB Group’s other wide-ranging initiatives coordinated by our Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility.

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UNICEF COVID-19 Innovation Challenge 2020 Receiving Applications

This challenge gives youth a voice in exploring how we might empower people and communities to become more pandemic-resilient. We are looking for your ideas tosolve real challenges faced by real people just like you.

This challenge offers you the opportunity to develop future-ready employability skills like design thinking while contributing to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19. As you progress through this challenge, you’ll use a human-centered design approach to:

  1. Discover how COVID-19 is impacting real people in different ways
  2. Define these challenges from a human-centered perspective, and
  3. Develop innovative solutions to these challenges

You’ll start by exploring human needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and turn your findings into core challenges faced by real people.

By using our tools &techniques you will generate multiple ideas to solve these challenges and prototype solutions to share with people around the world.

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AAS Funding for Covid-19 Research & Development Goals for Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for Africa, with every country potentially at risk for unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV2.

Like most health systems in the world, there is a risk for current levels of care to be overwhelmed by sheer volume of patients requiring intensive care and ventilatory support.

In addition, health care workers are at risk of acquiring SARS-CoV2 and given limited infection control practices in many settings, there is also risk of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV2 among patients.

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is keen to play a central role in building African Research and Development (R&D) capacity to fight COVID-19 by managing day-to-day running of the proposed fund for COVID-19 R&D priorities in Africa.

A recent survey of African scientists conducted by the AAS developed initially from an AAS ‘’All Hands’’ webinar on COVID-19 held on 26th March 2020 and conducted from the 4th to 8th of April 2020 established a priority list of Research and Development questions for the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa. The results of the survey can be found here.

This call supported by Sida (Sweden), Wellcome Trust, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is therefore a call to action for African scientists to attend to the research and development needs of the COVID-19 outbreak for the continent as identified by African scientists.

There is need to provide robust scientific evidence to the country emergency response teams. The priorities listed are widely applicable across the continent yet require local context and expertise in order to address in a timely and effective manner the issues arising even as the outbreak evolves.

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