Call for Expressions of interest

BioInnovation Africa - Call for expressions of interest

The project invites ‘expressions of interest’ from business and business organizations interested in partnering with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to develop or scale up supply chains that are based on African biodiversity and respect the UNCTAD BioTrade principles. About GIZ and the BioInnovation Africa project GIZ is a state owned organization. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

Through the BioInnovation Africa project, which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ aims to foster equitable European-African business partnerships that contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in Cameroon, Madagascar, Namibia or South Africa.

The project intends to do so by encouraging and supporting the private sector to invest in Africa and establish long-term partnerships for biodiversity-based businesses.

Its objectives are:

  • ABS regulatory compliance – implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Ecological sustainability – foster R&D and sourcing schemes that respect people and support biodiversity conservation.
  • Innovation for new products and jobs – promoting technology transfer, long term business partnerships for a reliable supply of natural ingredients and better products.
  • Advocacy – showcasing successful and sustainable North-South business partnerships as “proof of principle” will help to increasingly integrate BioTrade and ABS principles in cooperation portfolios.

Few the documents for additional information.