G-STIC CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME

Over €3 million in subsidies allocated to 12 projects providing climate-impact solutions in developing countries

In 2021, the Government of Flanders launched the G-STIC Climate Action Programme to support developing countries in the fight against climate change. By providing financial support to projects for climate change adaptation and mitigation, the G-STIC Climate Action Programme aims to strengthen developing countries' implementation of climate policies, strategies, regulations and action plans.

The first call, which closed on 30 September 2021, resulted in 65 project proposals. In November 2021, these proposals were evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Flemish Department of Environment & Spatial Development. In December 2021, they confirmed their selection of 12 projects to each receive a share of €3,017,724 in subsidies.

The G-STIC Climate Action Programme provides subsidies for dissemination & capacity building projects and demonstration projects. In order to be eligible for financial support from the G-STIC Climate Action Programme, projects must be aimed at supporting actions in developing countries which strive to develop or implement measures to adapt to the effects of climate change (adaptation) and/or limit climate change by addressing the causes (mitigation), in line with the OECD DAC Rio Markers for Climate Handbook. Projects must focus on one or more themes which have a large impact on climate-related matters, namely Energy, Water & Sanitation, Environmental Policy, Biodiversity, Education & Research and Agriculture.

THE 2021 APPROVED PROJECTS

10 dissemination projects and 2 demonstration projects

THE 2021 APPROVED PROJECTS

10 dissemination projects and 2 demonstration projects

EmPOWERing high IMPACT users by OPTIMIZING clean energy grids

Agriculture Education & Research Energy
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Agriculture Education & Research Energy

Demonstration project

EmPOWERing high IMPACT users by OPTIMIZING clean energy grids

Project coordinator
Turbulent NV
Project partners
Hydrobox, Bynubian
Country
Kenya
Total budget
€ 1.564.384
Amount of subsidy
€ 700.000
Climate Action Programme

Kericho Circular Water

Water & Sanitation
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Water & Sanitation

Demonstration project

Kericho Circular Water

Project coordinator
Rietland BV
Project partners
Ghent University, Cofrax BV
Country
Kenya
Total budget
€ 607.220
Amount of subsidy
€ 364.332
Climate Action Programme

Capacity Building of Faculty staff, Students and Youth for Urban Climate Resilience: Ayodhya implementation

Education & Research
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Education & Research

Dissemination project

Capacity Building of Faculty staff, Students and Youth for Urban Climate Resilience: Ayodhya implementation

Project coordinator
VITO
Project partners
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU)
Country
India
Total budget
€ 234.690
Amount of subsidy
€ 199.486
Climate Action Programme

Niamey Climate Forest

Agriculture Biodiversity Energy Water & Sanitation
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Agriculture Biodiversity Energy Water & Sanitation

Dissemination project

Niamey Climate Forest

Project coordinator
VITO
Project partners
City of Niamey, African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), CO2Logic
Country
Niger
Total budget
€ 234.987
Amount of subsidy
€ 199.738
Climate Action Programme

OPTImized approaches to assess and MItigate greenhouse gaS emissions from river basins (OPTIMIS)

Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation
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Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation

Dissemination project

OPTImized approaches to assess and MItigate greenhouse gaS emissions from river basins (OPTIMIS)

Project coordinator
Ghent University
Project partners
Antea Belgium NV
Country
Vietnam, Ethiopia, Ecuador
Total budget
€ 250.000
Amount of subsidy
€ 200.000
Climate Action Programme

Pollution monitoring, Emissions control, and Remediation methods to safeguard Irrigation Schemes using treated wastewater in a Changing climate fOr PEri-urban agriculture – PERISCOPE

Agriculture Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation
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Agriculture Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation

Dissemination project

Pollution monitoring, Emissions control, and Remediation methods to safeguard Irrigation Schemes using treated wastewater in a Changing climate fOr PEri-urban agriculture – PERISCOPE

Project coordinator
VITO
Project partners
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Solidaridad Asia
Country
India
Total budget
€ 235.293
Amount of subsidy
€ 199.999
Climate Action Programme

Mozambique Energy Sector Support (in the wider NDC Support Center framework)

Education & Research Energy Environmental policy
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Education & Research Energy Environmental policy

Dissemination project

Mozambique Energy Sector Support (in the wider NDC Support Center framework)

Project coordinator
VITO
Project partners
African Union Energy Commission (AFREC)
Country
Mozambique
Total budget
€ 236.000
Amount of subsidy
€ 200.000
Climate Action Programme

Extracting energy from rivers and lakes in a sustainable way

Education & Research Energy Environmental policy
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Education & Research Energy Environmental policy

Dissemination project

Extracting energy from rivers and lakes in a sustainable way

Project coordinator
EXTRAQT
Project partners
Turbulent, VUB BCLIMATE Research Group
Country
Colombia
Total budget
€ 250.000
Amount of subsidy
€ 200.000
Climate Action Programme

Climate adaptation and mitigation for Uganda’s rice sector

Agriculture
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Agriculture

Dissemination project

Climate adaptation and mitigation for Uganda’s rice sector

Project coordinator
Rikolto International
Project partners
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Kampala-Uganda, SWT Tanners Ltd., Kampala-Uganda
Country
Uganda
Total budget
€ 265.295
Amount of subsidy
€ 200.000
Climate Action Programme

Improved potential in climate change adaptation and mitigation by smallholder potato farmers in WestNile

Agriculture
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Agriculture

Dissemination project

Improved potential in climate change adaptation and mitigation by smallholder potato farmers in WestNile

Project coordinator
Trias
Project partners
Agristo, Zodfa
Country
Uganda
Total budget
€ 259.130
Amount of subsidy
€ 200.000
Climate Action Programme

Community-led land restoration and agroforestry resulting in Plan Vivo carbon certification in Chibabava

Agriculture Biodiversity
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Agriculture Biodiversity

Dissemination project

Community-led land restoration and agroforestry resulting in Plan Vivo carbon certification in Chibabava

Project coordinator
Climate Lab BV
Project partners
Associação ESMABAMA, Azada Verde, Reseed Indico
Country
Mozambique
Total budget
€ 189.865
Amount of subsidy
€ 154.288
Climate Action Programme

COCO2 – More coffee & less CO2

Agriculture Environmental policy
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Agriculture Environmental policy

Dissemination project

COCO2 – More coffee & less CO2

Project coordinator
Rikolto International
Project partners
CONGOPE Consorcio de Gobiernos Autónomos Provinciales del Ecuador, PUCP Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, ESPOL Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Country
Peru
Total budget
€ 236.433
Amount of subsidy
€ 199.881
Climate Action Programme

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