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How did the Climate Information Prize help Kenyans to adapt to climate change?
Lorenza Geronimo | 21 October 2019

The Climate Information Prize (CIP) was a competition that ran in Kenya between 2015 and 2018. It aimed to encourage local innovators to develop climate

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SmartAg Tekeleza Prize award ceremony
How our climate prize helped an app find its way to the market
Lorenza Geronimo | 25 February 2019

How do you ensure that climate information can be accessed by the farmers who need it to decide what to plant and when in the face of climate change? In a

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Climate adaptation: the five lessons we shared at COP24
Ideas to Impact Team | 22 January 2019

Last month, delegates from nearly 200 countries met in Katowice, Poland, to attend the two-week-long United Nations (UN) climate change conference COP24 and

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LEARNING PAPER: The challenges of field-testing off-grid refrigerators
Lorenza Geronimo | 14 January 2019

The Ideas to Impact programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is testing whether prizes can stimulate innovative solutions

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Elizabeth’s story: when entrepreneurship meets a drive for social change
Lorenza Geronimo | 17 December 2018

Elizabeth Onyango is a young Kenyan entrepreneur, CEO of start-up Ukulima Tech that she founded in 2016 to improve food security in her country, which is hit

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Interview: Getting to know Weircapacity, Dreampipe third winner
Lorenza Geronimo | 19 October 2018

The Dreampipe Challenge closed in May 2018 with the announcement of four winners. They have delivered demonstration projects to tackle non-revenue water (NRW

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Spotlight on the 10 finalists of the UK Aid-funded Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
Ideas to Impact Team | 02 October 2018

In August, we announced the organisations shortlisted for the second stage of the Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC), which is funded by UK Aid delivered by

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Insights from the Climate Information Prize in Kenya
Ideas to Impact Team | 28 September 2018

The UK Aid-funded Climate Information Prize (CIP) will close in November with the announcement of the winner of up to $200,000. As of now, we have shortlisted

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Expanding the reach of climate change adaptation initiatives in Nepal (VIDEO)
Ideas to Impact Team | 11 September 2018

In Nepal, there is no shortage of community-driven initiatives to respond to real and expected climate change risks. However, they are often limited to one

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The difference fridges make to African businesses
Lorenza Geronimo | 20 August 2018

‘I used to sell only 2 sodas a day, now I can sell on average over 20’. This statement summarises the experience of Joseph, an entrepreneur who lives in

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What is Frontier Technology Livestreaming?
Lorenza Geronimo | 30 July 2018

Frontier Technology Livestreaming is helping UKAid apply frontier technologies to the biggest challenges in development. We work with Department for

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Climate Change Adaptation and Innovation Prizes with Madhav Karki (PODCAST)
Ideas to Impact Team | 20 July 2018

Within Ideas to Impact, the Adaptation at Scale prize uses financial incentives, in the form of cash awards, to stimulate and sustain transformational change

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