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Sam Owilly (third from left) took the first place in the Wazo Prize.
What will Ideas to Impact’s Evaluation team know about prizes by 2020?
Ideas to Impact Team | 21 May 2018

Ideas to Impact’s evaluators from Itad have been refocusing their prize evaluation plans. In this post, they explain what they hope to be reporting on when the

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Wazo Prize winner
Can prizes stimulate innovation in climate information services for the most vulnerable?
Ideas to Impact Team | 10 May 2018

This blog post was authored by Ideas to Impact team members Lars Otto Naess, Nicki Spence and Lorenza Geronimo and was originally published by Climatelinks, a

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Can an innovation prize reduce water losses?
Lorenza Geronimo | 02 May 2018

In this blog post, we take stock of the Dreampipe Challenge, the innovation prize run by Ideas to Impact to increase water security and revenue for utilities

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Making solar-powered refrigeration a reality
Lorenza Geronimo | 16 April 2018

In late January, the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, which is part of the UK Aid-funded Ideas to Impact programme, announced the winners 

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Global Leakage Summit 2018
Three key insights from the Global Leakage Summit 2018
Lorenza Geronimo | 16 April 2018

On 13 and 14 March, water leakage practitioners from all over the world convened at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in London for the 9th Global Leakage Summit 2018

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Energy access
Halfway through our energy access competition: what have we learnt?
Lorenza Geronimo | 19 March 2018

In this blog post, we explore the lessons learnt so far from the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, whose first stage ended in January. This blog post was co-

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Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo Hong Kong
Six key achievements of our energy access competition
Lorenza Geronimo | 14 March 2018

The award of stage one of the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition in January has provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the outcomes achieved so far.

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Ideas to Impact at Kenya Meteorological Society conference
Lorenza Geronimo | 06 March 2018

From 20 to 22 February 2018, Stephen Mutimba, from our Climate Information Prize (CIP) team, attended the 13th Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS) International

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Can an innovation prize meet Ghana’s sanitation challenge?
Lorenza Geronimo | 08 January 2018

The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana is a prize that encourages local municipalities to find solutions to the country’s sanitation issues. The recent launch of

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What has the Evaluation team discovered so far about the Ideas to Impact prizes?
Ideas to Impact Team | 18 December 2017

While the Evaluation and Learning team’s main focus will be Ideas to Impact’s longer-term prizes or stage 2, we have been looking at what happened with stage 1

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Stage two applicants from across the world
Ideas to Impact prize applicants implementing innovative ideas across the world
Lorenza Geronimo | 27 November 2017

Since 2015, when the first of the Ideas to Impact innovation prizes launched, we have watched as each of the five innovation prizes has stimulated innovative

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Innovation Prizes and support to solvers – how much, how little?
Gabrielle Minkley | 09 August 2017

Several of Ideas to Impact’s prizes have moved into their longer, implementation stages where the demands on solvers are higher and the potential for positive

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