The OACPS research and innovation policy support facility is launched!

  • OrganisationOACPS
  • Posted date20/01/21

This unique tool will contribute to create a more inclusive and effective R&I environment for sustainable development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

As a key component of the new OACPS Research and Innovation Programme, implemented by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and funded by the European Union, the Policy Support Facility aims to boost research and innovation (R&I) in ACP countries.

The OACPS Secretariat is launching a Call for Expressions of Interest to request policy support services.

Policy and decision-makers from national and regional authorities in ACP countries (in charge of R&I and higher education) can benefit from this innovative mechanism to improve the quality and efficiency of their R&I system.

They can get high quality and tailored advice to:
– address specific R&I challenges;
–  unlock the potential of R&I for systemic transformations to knowledge-led economies that will contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction;
– foster regional collaboration in R&I.

Policy and decision-makers who are interested in submitting a request can access a broad range of on-demand and tailor-made services. High-level experts with hands-on knowledge in relevant R&I fields from OACPS and EU Member States will be invited by the PSF to carry out these services.

To submit an Expression of Interest for requesting a policy service, please consult the following documentation related to the Call for Expressions of Interest:

For a general presentation of this innovative tool, watch the PSF video or read the OACPS R&I PSF Brochure.

For more information, visit the webpage of the Programme or contact the Technical Assistance Unit supporting the OACPS Secretariat in implementing this Programme, at: