Funding Opportunity: Efficiency Research Programme

The Efficiency Research Programme, from the Health Foundation is an open call for innovative research ideas into system efficiency and sustainability in health and social care. Between £250,000 and £500,000 is available for three to five experienced research teams for projects completed over three to five years. Deadline for applications: Thursday 28 July 2016  Find out more

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Funding Opportunity: AHRC Sustainable Development

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has invited proposals exploring the role of arts and humanities research in international development and sustainable development. The council’s Research Networking Scheme will offer up to £30,000 for proposals that support the development of international boundary-crossing collaborations with countries on the Official Development Assistance list. The closing date for applications is 31 May.  Find out more

Funding Award: Integrated Renewable Energy for a Resilient Aceh (Indonesia)

Funded by : NEWTON FUND Institutional Links Award: 100K GBP Awarded from UK – Match Funded by Indonesia

UK Lead Partner: Dr. Leuserina Garniati & Dr. Alan Owen from Robert Gordon University (RGU)

Indonesia Partners: Prof. Muhammad Dirhamsyah & Muhammad Tadjuddin from Syiah Kuala University (UNSYIAH); Yakob Ishadamy from Strategic Resources Initiative (SRI); Abdus Syakur from Aceh Marine & Fisheries Agency (Aceh DKP)

In addressing energy & food security improving maritime productivity is the main goal for Aceh and addressing energy & food security. On-site observations & intensive stakeholder engagement by the project partners shows that low productivity is largely due to low engagement with, and low aptitude for using appropriate, sustainable energy technology as locally driven business practices.

Aceh 2a

Prawn hatchery freshwater supply

In line with the UK – Indonesia bilateral maritime focal programmes, this project contributes to the economic development &social welfare of communities in wider Indonesia by creating a step change towards appropriately designed & managed sustainable energy systems for maritime productivity. This action research moves through 4 linked stages; demonstrate integration of renewable energy systems; apply appropriate technology; embed training programme to meet community’s aspirations; and initiate business models that can create wider benefits.

The action research will lead to positive impacts on livelihood of low income people through applying Integrated Renewable Energy (IRE) systems to existing & aspirational economic sectors.

  •  Aquaculture & salt production home industries
  • Quayside services storage, processing, packaging providing added value to products
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Local business unit incubation

 

Aceh 3

Prawn aquaculture ponds

Aceh 4a

Stakeholder Focus Group Discussion (Marine & Fisheries, Energy & Mineral Resources, Universities & Polytechnics; Community Groups, NGOs and other third sectors)

The expected outputs include showcase of operational IRE sites, policy recommendations to relevant Ministries, and strategic briefs to Planning Agencies