Kenya Climate Innovation Wazo Prize inviting applications

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The Institute of Development Studies with IMC Worldwide Ltd organised Kenya Climate Innovation Prize, which is funded by the Department for International Development, is now inviting applications.

Open to individuals and organisations who can demonstrate how their idea will make a positive impact in Kenya, the award will recognise efforts to make climate information more useful for Kenya’s low income communities.

Cash prizes will be awarded to entrepreneurs and innovators who come up with new solutions to use climate information in a way that helps vulnerable individuals, households and communities in Kenya to tackle climate uncertainty and risk. Applications must illustrate how climate information will be used.

The Wazo prize is the first of a series of prizes to be awarded in Kenya over the next three years. It is part of the Ideas to Impact Programme, which explores how innovation prizes can benefit communities across the world in the areas of climate change adaptation, energy access and access to clean water.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Climate Information Prize website.

The deadline for applications is 7th February 2016 and in March 2016, the top 15 ideas will be awarded cash prizes.