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SERVIR WEST AFRICA 2
SERVIR, a joint development initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), works in partnership with leading regional organizations world-wide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies for managing climate risks and land use. Decision-makers are empowered with tools, products, and services to act locally on climate-sensitive issues such as disasters, agriculture, water, ecosystems, and land use.
SERVIR is improving awareness, increasing access to information, and supporting analysis to help people in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu Kush Himalaya, the Lower Mekong, and South America manage challenges in the areas of food security, water resources, land use change, and natural disasters.
The goal of the USAID SERVIR WA 2 activity is to increase the ability of local, national, and regional institutions to apply geospatial technologies and analysis to improve decision making and management of resources to improve the resilience of countries in the region, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and ensure appropriate land use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Development decisions based on accurate data and information across West Africa can help to achieve more resilient outcomes in agriculture, coastal zone management, disaster risk management, water resources management, and land use. Timely Earth Observation (EO) data, maps, and predictive models can be effective tools for filling data gaps, visualizing change, understanding and managing risk, performing analysis, and considering future scenarios.
Deadline: May 10, 2021
As per ADS 303.3.5.3.c(1), this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is open to all entities, with no restrictions on eligibility, and all potential applicants are eligible. Moreover, per ADS 303.3.6, this SERVIR West Africa 2 NOFO solicits for maximum competition to identify and fund the activity that could best achieve Agency objectives. Lastly, per ADS 303.3.6.4.b, this NOFO allows all eligible organizations to compete for the SERVIR West Africa 2 award.
Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide between $12 million to $15 million in USAID funding contribution for one cooperative agreement per 2 CFR §200.24, and ADS 303.3.11 and 304.3.3, respectively, in response to this NOFO. Nevertheless, actual funding amounts remain subject to availability of funds, progress, and necessary approvals. Further, USAID reserves the right not to fund the submitted application. USAID further reserves the right to request clarifications, additional detail, or to suggest refinements of the submitted Technical Application (i.e., Program Narrative), Cost Application (i.e., budget), or other corresponding aspects of the applicant’s submission. Lastly, the applicant must collaborate with USAID/West Africa to refine its application to reach a final award.