Since 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Foreign, Commonweath and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom have been supporting WAVE in its efforts to mitigate the spread of root and tuber crops viral diseases in Central and West Africa. During the program’s phase 1 (from 2015 to 2019), BMGF and FCDO granted WAVE with $9 million to conduct research & development activities in 7 sub-Saharan countries. Following the positive outcomes of WAVE Phase 1, BMGF and FCDO renewed they financial support with a new grant of $16,7 million for 4 more years. With Phase 2, WAVE extended its activities to 3 other countries and broadened its regional scope.


BMGF Phase 1= $6.8 M

FCDO Phase 2= $9.2M


BMGF Phase 1 = $2.2M

FCDO Phase 2 = $7.5M