Opportunity: Catalytic Grants programme at the COP27 Resilience Hub

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Opportunity: Catalytic Grants programme at the COP27 Resilience Hub

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Date: 3rd November 2022
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News
Country: Africa

The next round of catalytic grants will be launched at the COP27 Resilience Hub. This round is targeted at partnerships formed at the Regional Resilience Hubs. Four teams will be awarded with a USD $5,000 grant each to implement an idea fostered at the Regional Resilience Hubs of the COP27 Resilience Hub.

To support this, CDKN, as the lead of the Africa Regional Hub, will be hosting a virtual networking event on the 8th of November at 13.00-14.00 (GMT+2). To attend this event there is no need to be registered at COP, however registration for the Resilience Hub is required. Once registered, navigate to Networking > Regional Hubs at 13:00 on Tuesday to join the Africa networking event. 

With a theme centred around locally-led adaptation, the focus will be on supporting local actors to take forward solutions that are relevant to their contexts. This highly interactive event will encourage attendees to engage with each other, debate different ideas that could potentially be awarded a grant, and ultimately build relationships. These newly formed partnerships will be encouraged to apply for a catalytic grant to take forward their ideas and solutions discussed during the event. This action-focused event will have a tangible impact on participants' work. The application window for the grants opens on 6 November 2022 and closes on 27 November 2022. 

In addition to receiving a grant to the value of USD $5,000, winners will have access to the best of resilience knowledge, tools and approaches through the coalition and their ideas can be amplified through the Resilience Platform. Furthermore, winners will become members of an alumni network with access to learning opportunities from the Resilience Knowledge Coalition, access to join the Gobeshona Global Conference platform and have the opportunity to write blogs as well as articles for the Climate Tribune. All participants are invited to sign up for the Resilience Knowledge Coalition for more updates.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Team composition should preferably be a mix of academics, practitioners, community-based organisations and/or grassroots federation representatives;
  2. Each team should have 3 members;
  3. Teams should be balanced in representation and include members from traditionally under-represented groups (i.e. young people, women, indigenous groups, people with disabilities);
  4. Team members should have proven experience in working with community-based adaptation;
  5. All countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) as defined by the OECD-DAC, except India due to logistical challenges;
  6. The ideas being developed should follow the principle of “do no harm” (i.e. have no negative impacts on communities or ecosystems they are designed to build resilience in); and
  7. Recipients of previous catalytic grants are not eligible.

All ineligible applications will be rejected during pre-screening and notified by email.

For any questions, please email Ms Adiba Bintey Kamal (adiba.kamal@icccad.org)

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