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The Adaptation at Scale Prize offers financial rewards for innovative solutions to scale-up climate change adaptation in Nepal.

Climate related risks can have negative effects on individuals and households, especially among the poorest and most marginalised groups.

In Nepal, there are already a number of community driven initiatives that exist, are being implemented and changing lives, and helping people respond to current and expected climate change risks. The benefits could be huge, if awareness is of those initiatives is increased, if more people are able to access them and if people can use them to change the way they live and respond to climate change.

Through financial rewards, the Adaptation at Scale Prize aims to identify and reward new and innovative ways to scale up and expand the reach of community driven climate change adaptation initiatives.

What are the benefits of applying?

Winners of the prize will receive the following benefits:

  • Financial rewards - win a share of the total prize fund of GBP 487,500
  • Recognition and promotion – showcase your initiative through the Adaptation at Scale networks and Rewards Ceremony
  • Increase your reach and impact – successful applicants have the chance to go on to Stage 2 and implement their initiative on a larger scale

Want to get involved?

We are looking for ideas on how to increase the ability of people to innovate and adapt in the face of climate change. We are looking for existing community driven initiatives who want to scale-up their success to more people and new areas of Nepal. Applicants should have an idea of how they can go beyond existing plans to expand the reach of their initiatives. If this sounds like you and your organisation - enter one of our competitions for a chance to win a financial reward.

Stage 1 - Protsahan Prize

The Protsahan Prize will recognise successful initiatives that have supported adaptation to climate change among the poorest and most vulnerable groups, and reward innovative plans to expand them (scale-up). Applicants will need to present a plan showing how they can expand the reach of their initiative by using new and innovative ways of working. These ideas should be new, and not part of an already funded activity. Submissions will judged by an independent panel.

Stage one opens on May 5 2016. The deadline will be September 30, 2016.

Winners will receive a share of the GBP 150,000 prize purse.

Stage 2 - Karyanwayein Prize

Karyanwayein Prizes will be awarded to applicants who have successfully implemented their plan to scale-up. They must be able to prove that they have achieved positive outcomes for poor and vulnerable communities in strengthening their ability to adapt beyond existing plans.

The Prize will be launched in December 2016.

Winners will receive a share of a GBP 325,000 prize purse.

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