Opportunity: Water Changemaker Awards 2023

Opportunity: Water Changemaker Awards 2023

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Date: 26th July 2023
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News
Themes: Water

The Water Changemaker Awards 2023 seeks to scale up innovative climate finance and technologies for a water secure world. The awards will identify and promote the most promising and innovative water and climate resilient solutions. Submit your application before 31 August 2023.

The Water Changemaker Awards 2023 is a global initiative that aims to recognise high-level commitment and leadership for climate resilient water investments and showcase the most promising climate resilient innovations with the greatest potential for scale, replication and further investment to support a water-secure world.

The Water Changemaker Awards include:

  • Presidential Changemaker Award – for demonstrated leadership and commitment
  • Innovation Changemaker Award – for the most promising climate innovations

Awards focus

The awards aims to identify and promote the most promising and innovative water and climate resilient solutions, specifically:

  • to identify and promote high level political and global leaders demonstrating commitment and leadership for scaling up climate resilient water investments
  • to identify and scale-up innovative climate solutions
  • to promote access to climate finance for innovators
  • to promote collaboration among innovators, funders and technical partners

How to submit an application?

Entities are eligible to enter the Innovation Changemaker Awards if they have been operating for at least one year. Applicants need to be involved in the initiative described or have the agreement of those involved to submit. Submissions will be accepted in English, French and Spanish.

More information and the application form can be found here.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2023.

Winners will be announced during COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 


To assist applications, the following resources have been made available:



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