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International Partnerships


Climate, environment and energy

BIOPAMA: Managing biodiversity and protected areas

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme assists the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to address their priorities for better managing and governing biodiversity and natural resources. It provides a variety of tools, services and funding.


The NaturAfrica initiative supports biodiversity conservation in Africa, taking an innovative, people-centred approach.

SWITCH Africa Green

The SWITCH Africa Green programme aims to assist African countries with sustainable development, by encouraging a shift towards an inclusive green economy. 


SWITCH Asia promotes sustainable consumption and production.

Intra-ACP Climate Services Programme

The programme's objectives are to provide members and regions of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) innovative and collaborative solutions to manage climate-related risk considerations in their sustainable development policy, planning and practice decisions.


The programme's objective is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by fostering climate mitigation, adaptation, resilience and investment.


AgriFI is a €120m impact investment facility funded by the European Union. It is designed to provide financing to businesses active in the agri-food value chain, with a focus on smallholder farmers.

Food Fortification Advisory Services (2FAS)

2FAS aims to support countries with their food fortification programmes, share knowledge on reducing micronutrient deficiencies and increase political commitment to food fortification at global and national levels.

Nutrition Research Facility

The facility aims to provide improved knowledge and evidence for policy and programme design, management, and monitoring and evaluation in order to reach better nutrition outcomes.


This programme aims to tackle some of the underlying challenges in building sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Digital, research and innovation

ACP-EU Research and Innovation Programme

The ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries targets public and private stakeholders with a comprehensive package of opportunities.

Smart Development Fund

The aim of the Smart Development Fund is to refine digital solutions to counter COVID-19 challenges in, and with, EU partner countries.

Sustainable growth and jobs

Human development

ACP-EU culture

The programme's objective isto boost the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in he African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.


Lives in Dignity Grant Facility

The Lives in Dignity Grant Facility was founded to channel funding to promote development-oriented approaches to displacement crises.

Peace and governance

Inter Pares

This programme aims to strengthen the capacity of parliaments in partner countries by enhancing their legislative, oversight, representative, budgetary and administrative functions.

Gender equality

Spotlight Initiative

The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is a strategic partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls across the world.

Regional programmes

Bêkou Trust Fund

The Bêkou Trust Fund was set up as a rapid, flexible tool in 2014 to respond to the consequences of the crisis in the Central African Republic the previous year. It positions itself in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. 

EU–LAC Regional Facility for Development in Transition

This programme seeks to create open dialogue between Europe and LAC countries on the impact that transitioning to a higher level of income has on the capacity of partner countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Latin American Investment Facility

The facility's purpose is to help Latin American countries finance projects in key sectors that are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, such as energy, environment, water, transport, social services, and support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Caribbean Investment Facility

The facility aims at contributing to economic development and growth, regional integration, poverty reduction and environmental protection through the mobilization of resources for strategic economic infrastructure projects and for support to the private sector.

Projects from EU-funded programmes