The Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation -Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 1st September 2019.
“The Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation seeks to identify, test and highlight innovative adaptation approaches with potential to be replicated and scaled up through cooperation with institutional investors, bilateral or multilateral providers of climate finance, and other sources. By focusing on continuous innovation and learning with regard to private adaptation solutions, the Challenge Program aims to demonstrate potentially scalable, bankable or otherwise fundable investment approaches, business models, partnerships and technologies.The Challenge Program aims to promote innovation in adaptation technologies and techniques by supporting sustainable innovation ecosystems for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), thereby creating private sector opportunities to reduce climate change vulnerabilities. Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship environments for technologies in the resilience space will allow developing countries to build more sustainable and resilient economies. The Challenge Program can support entrepreneurship development, incubators, seed funding, venture capital and other potentially impactful approaches.”