ADPC opens call for proposals on climate innovation challenge

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
World Bank, the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

BANGKOK, Thailand – Asian Disaster Preparedness Center opens the Call for Proposals on Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) to crowdsource innovative and disruptive technology solutions to build climate resilience across the South Asia Region (SAR). The Climate Innovation Challenge is part of a 5-year project called “Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia.” The CARE project is a partnership between ADPC, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), and the World Bank.

The CIC aims to identify and pilot innovations to reduce climate risk and build climate resilience of communities vulnerable to such risks. It will promote innovation in the South Asia Region (SAR) through the award of grants, matchmaking and pilot-testing to eligible and qualifying innovators ADPC is looking for proposals in specific thematic areas and sectors focusing on partnerships, applicability and scalability of innovative solutions. The thematic areas are climate information and analytics, community-level early warning system, climate-smart agriculture, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), resilient infrastructure, nature based solutions for adaptation, and risk financing solutions.

The Program for Asia Resilience to Climate Change, a trust fund administered by the World Bank and funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), has made US$3.5 million available to ADPC to identify and pilot innovations to reduce climate risk and build climate resilience of communities vulnerable to such risks and extremes. The call for proposal is now open to any eligible innovators from any country or territory with experience in deploying solutions in low-income or developing countries.  Selected innovators will receive a maximum grant of US$150,000 to deploy their innovations over a period of 12 months in the SAR countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  ADPC is an autonomous international organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific. For more information on the Climate Innovation Challenge, please visit www.adpc.net/cic/

You can send your queries to the ADPC's Innovation Grants Team at: innovationgrants@adpc.net

The last date to apply for a CIC grant is 30th  August 2021.

How to apply

Register here and submit an online application (Download Step by Step Guide)

Or

Download an application form and email to innovationgrants@adpc.net.

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