GEOACT is an EU co-funded project that aims to enhance Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystems to tackle geohazards and climate change impacts in the Caribbean Region (2021-2025). This project has received funding from the European Union under the ACP Innovation Fund, part of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific states (OACPS) R&I Programme, under grant agreement Nº FED/2020/421-372

GEOACT is implemented by a consortium of 6 partners:

  • IRD (Research Institute for Development) (Project coordinator);
  • Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Trinidad&Tobago;
  • Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), Barbados;
  • Fondation FOKAL, Haiti;
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), St. Lucia;
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Haiti.

The project addresses Georisks and climate change in the Caribbean region, based on a trans-disciplinary and trans-sectorial approach: Integrating science and end-users needs for innovative and sustainable mitigation and adaptation solutions.

The general objective of GEOACT is to improve knowledge sharing on research and understanding of R&I ecosystems at the national and regional levels and facilitate R&I interactions throughout the innovation chain, from user to scientists, to build up a shared R&I vision and strategy in the Caribbean Region.

The focus is to support the collaboration of Civil society organisations (CSOs), citizens, entrepreneurs, innovators, universities, research centers, regional organisations and public authorities. They will have the opportunity to share research knowledge, explore digital and project development/management tools, and develop inclusive, smart and sustainable innovative solutions that will enable Caribbean countries to adapt to the effects of natural hazards and climate change.


In accordance with the objectives of the Project; interested parties are invited to submit their proposals in relation to the separate calls listed below:


Call 4 focuses on “Setting up Livings Labs & developing smart solutions to face geohazards and climate change”. The proposal submission deadline is 12 December 2022.
Click here to access the GEOACT Call 4 proposal submission details


Call 3 focuses on “Strengthening education on natural risks at primary, secondary and higher levels”. The proposal submission deadline is 12 December 2022.
Click here for the GEOACT Call 3 Guidelines for Applicants
Click here to access the GEOACT Call 3 proposal submission details

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Nos. 1 & 2 (Closed)
  • Call 1: Mapping & diagnosis of R&I ecosystems, R&I strategy and innovation brokering
  • Call 2: Capacity Building in innovation and Valorization

The proposal submission deadline for Calls 1 & 2 has been further extended to: 07 October 2022

Here is the official 2022 announcement of the GEOACT_CALL FOR PROPOSALS

For information on how to prepare and submit a full proposal, please click here


More details are in the GEOACT Grants Operations Manual

Should you need further information, please email