WOTRO Science for Global Development has recently launched the first call of the research programme Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries (CoCooN) – integrated projects.
One of the three themes is: Water resources, conflict and cooperation.
CoCooN is a knowledge, research and innovation programme funded by the Directorate General of Development Cooperation (DGIS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Its aim is to contribute to sustainable development, poverty reduction and the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (positive change). The objective is to contribute to evidence based policy development and practice in the field of conflict and cooperation over natural resources, and to adequately manage, resolve and learn from conflicts over natural resources.
An Integrated Project (IP) should make clear how it will constitute and operationalise activities and projects for three facilities:
- Knowledge sharing
- Trans-disciplinary research
- Capacity development and training
An IP has to be directed by a consortium and thus the application for an IP has to be submitted by the consortium. A consortium consists of representatives of at least four different partner institutes. These partners include
1. a Southern-based research institute;
2. a Northern-based research institute;
3. a Southern-based non-research institute and
4. a Northern-based non-research institute.
At least one of the institutes should be based in a partner country of Dutch bilateral development cooperation. The consortium nominates a coordinator, who will act as the main applicant.
Deadline: 03 November 2009