June newsletter: New innovation funding announced – plus reflections on Rio
It’s been a busy month and this edition includes views on the Rio+20 Summit and what it means for the future of climate compatible development. We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new round of funding to support innovation in Africa. Plus, learn how CDKN is supporting development of mobile phone apps to help communities tackle climate change, and read our latest project results in ‘Climate and Development Outlook’ (left).
CDKN views on the Rio+20 Summit
CDKN’s Claudia Martinez contrast this month’s Rio+20 Summit with the original Rio Earth Summit. CDKN’s Ari Huhtala and Pippa Heylings provide their reflections on Rio+20 including thoughts on the official text, the Natural Capital Declaration and the role of cities in linking local and global action.
‘Life Apps’ project harnesses mobile phone apps to tackle climate change
Reframing Rio, a multimedia project led by tve, has produced five documentary films following the progress of digital entrepreneurs from developing countries as they go on the road, researching and creating new ‘Life Apps’: mobile phone apps to help low income communities strengthen their livelihoods. A CDKN supported film in India uncovered farmers’ struggles with increasingly erratic rainfall. Entrepreneur Sanchin Gaur developed an app that allows local farmers to share experience with crop diversification and organic methods and so enjoy more reliable harvests. Watch a short clip of the film.
CDKN Innovation Fund – (round 2 – Africa focus) is now open
CDKN is pleased to announce that Round 2 of its Africa Innovation Fund is now open. The fund supports innovation process projects in the Africa region. It is designed as open and competitive to provide fast-moving support for creative initiatives in the field of climate change and international development. Round 2 will support two innovation process awards of up to GBP100,000 each. Subsequently CDKN may provide awards of up to GBP200,000 each to support the implementation of high-quality results from the innovation processes. Find out more including eligibility criteria and how to apply.
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