The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is delighted to announce the 16 winners of the latest GRP Innovation Challenge. The winning initiatives aim to build resilience at the intersection of Peace & Stability, Food & Water Security, and Disaster Resilience in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The challenge winners will receive mentorship support, technical advice, and media coverage support. They will also participate in a workshop focused on peer-to-peer learning, leadership skills and fine-tuning their pitches. Following the learning workshop, the winners will have the opportunity to network with potential funders at an investor forum. The investor forum will take place on 5 November 2019 in London.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided the funding for the GRP Innovation Challenge. Three of the winning initiatives are previous GRP challenge winners, Lutheran World Relief, Danish Red Cross and Atma Connect.
GRP Innovation Challenge Winners
Peace & Stability
- Great Vision Research and Consultancy (GVRC) Limited: Community Enterprise Development Impact Bond (CEDIB) for Climate Resilience in West Pokot County of Kenya
Food & Water Security
- Association Pro Milk Mali: Healthy Milk for Mali from Mali
- Danish Red Cross: Ethiopian Rainwater Harvesting Ecosystem & Blended Financing Facility
- FarmBetter: Mobile app that provides personalised solutions and a knowledge sharing platform for smallholder farmers in Kenya
- Global Parametrics R&D: F-cubed project: Forecast and Financing for Famine (F^3) provides early warning and financing to anticipate crises before they get out of hand
- S. Swaminathan Research Foundation: Developed the Fisher Friend Mobile Application to help small scale fishers respond to climate change by introducing adaptive capacities and providing access to scientific information and early warnings.
- SMART Sustainable Safe Water (S3W) Global Crowd Service Platform: SMART Sustainable Safe Water (S3W) Global Crowd Service Platformaims to bring safe drinking water, sanitation, and digital farming solutions to poor end users.
- Water Governance Institute: Promoting Solar-powered Integrated Fish and Crop (Aquaponics) Commercial Farming among Refugee and Host Communities in Uganda
- Savia Atmospheric Fountains & Rivers: The Discovery of Ice being Atmospheric
- Atma Connect: Catalyzing a Paradigm Shift: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction At Scale to promote bottom-up solutions in disaster mitigation strategies in Indonesia
- Tuklas Innovations Lab (under Plan International): SolveX38: Intelligent Flood Warning and Monitoring System in the Philippines
- Youth Innovation Lab: Disaster Information Management System for Resilience that is open and reliable for disaster management targeting in Nepal
- Lutheran World Relief: Climate Resilient Women Entrepreneurs “Sakchham Mahila Pariyojana” will develop a business model and marketing plans to demonstrate the benefits of purchasing climate resilient seed varieties and inputs in Nepal
- The Resurgence Urban Resilience Trust (Resurgence): DARAJA (Developing Risk Awareness through Joint Action) provides residents in informal settlements across Nairobi and Dar es Salaam with climate information services.
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