The Climate Information Prize awards 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.
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 awards, the Climate Information Prize (CIP) is aiming to encourage the design and development of such solutions.
The Climate Information Prize consists of two main Prizes.
The Wazo Prize which is now closed awarded applicants with innovative ideas about how to address the climate information challenge. The aim of this prize was to incentivise people/organisations to come up with innovative solutions.
The Tekeleza Prize, which is currently live, is a results based prize. It will award large cash prize to those applicants that have demonstrated the biggest impact with their solution over the period of the prize. Applicants who enter this prize will be expected to provide evidence of the impact their idea has had which will be verified before the award is given.
Ideas to Impact Climate Information Prize is implemented by our partner Cardno