We have partnered with the Shockwave Foundation and the Munich Re Foundation on the Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) challenge for 2024.
RAIN aims to convert seed-level innovative agricultural ideas that are meeting resilience needs in East Africa and scale them to sustainable business ideas of interest to private investors and funders. The aim is to identify new innovative agricultural initiatives and provide customised support to maximise each initiative’s potential for impact.
We are looking for innovative and scalable nature positive solutions that drive investment in ecosystems and increase resilience while resulting in a stronger and better context for nature positive agriculture to flourish. The initiatives must build resilience for those most vulnerable to shocks and stresses, and include a focus on gender, equity and human rights, and protect biodiversity. Specific awards will be considered for initiatives with women and young people as end users, and within these women-led and youth-led initiatives are preferred.
RAIN is open to not-for-profit organisations across public, local civil society, international NGOs and academia, as well as for-profit organisations, farmers, and entrepreneurs in East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda).
This webinar will answer any questions potential applicants might have and provide a look at what nature-positive agriculture is, and why it is critical to transforming agricultural systems.
Gerald David, Challenge Fund Manager, Global Resilience Partnership
Jesper Hörnberg, Head of Innovation and Scaling, Global Resilience Partnership
Shuchi Vora, Resilience Evidence Coalition Lead, Global Resilience Partnership,
Nancy Kadenyi, current RAIN Grantee, MetaMeta
Hamis Said Hincha, current RAIN Grantee, FSPN Africa
Learn more and apply for the RAIN challenge here.