Climate Information Prize 2016 for Innovative Solutions using Climate information to help the vulnerable

Application Deadline: 7th February 2016

The Climate Information Prize is awarding cash prizes to entrepreneurs and innovators who come up with new solutions that use climate information in some way to supports vulnerable individuals, households and communities in Kenya.

Calling all Innovators: The Climate Information Prize is awarding cash prizes for innovative solutions using climate information to help the vulnerable. The climate can have adverse effects on individuals and communities, especially where  livelihoods are based on weather  dependent resources. Better access and usability of products and services informed by climate information is one of the ways to help those individuals and  communities better tackle climate related risks.

A lot of climate information is already available, but not in formats that communities can
make use of. There is therefore an opportunity to use climate information to develop innovative solutions that will help the vulnerable adapt to climate variability and change.

By awarding cash prizes, the Climate Information Prize (CIP) is  aiming to encourage the design and development of such solutions.

Benefits:

Winners of the prize will receive the following benefits:

  • Cash prizes (total prize fund of the CIP is US$1,000,000)
  • Recognition and the opportunity to showcase their solution
  • Chance to network with other peers and investors
  • Opportunity to help the vulnerable

Have an idea?

If so we are looking for you! There are a number of competitions you can get involved in, each awarded with respective prizes. The first one (the Wazo Prize) kicked off in October 2015, and CIP want to hear about your innovative ideas on how climate information can be
used.

Wazo Prize

  • The Wazo Prize will award the best fifteen submissions that outline a business idea using  climate information to develop a solution that will help the vulnerable adapt to climate variability and change.
  • Submissions will be judged by an independent panel.
  • The deadline for  submissions is the 7th February 2016..
  • The winners will receive cash prizes, with a maximum individual prize of US$15,000.Tekeleza Prize

    The Tekeleza Prize is the larger prize of the two and will be awarded to innovators that have used climate information to help their target communities build their resilience to climate change.

  • The prize will be launched March 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Climate Information Prize 2016

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