Welcome to the Climate Information Prize!


Climate Information Prize is awarding cash prizes to entrepreneurs and innovators who come up with new solutions that use climate information in some way to supports vulnerable individuals, households and communities in Kenya.

Winning solutions will enable vulnerable individuals and households to access products and services that make use of climate information, in order to better tackle climate uncertainty and risk.

Have an idea? If so we are looking for you! There are a number of competitions you can get involved in, each awarded with respective prizes. The first one is now open and we want to hear about your innovative ideas on how to use climate information to help those vulnerable to climate change. Follow the link for more information

There are two main Prizes as part of the CIP. The Wazo prize (September 2015 to February 2016) which awards applicants with innovative ideas about how to address the climate information challenge. The aim of this prize is to incentivise people/organisations to come up with innovative solutions. The Tekeleza Prize (March 2016 to August 2018) is a results based prize and will be awarded to those applicants that have demonstrated the biggest impact with their solution over the period of the prize. Applicants who enter this prize will be expected to provide evidence of the impact their idea has had which will be verified before the award is given.

The Wazo Prize
The Wazo Prize will award the best fifteen submissions that outline a business idea using climate information to develop a solution that will help the vulnerable adapt to climate variability and change. Submissions will be judged by an independent panel.

The competition is now open and the deadline for submissions is the 7th February 2016. The winners will receive cash prizes, with a maximum individual prize of US$15,000.

 The Tekeleza Prize

The Tekeleza Prize is the largest prize offered by the CIP and will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated how they have used climate information to develop an innovation which has helped target communities build their resilience to climate change.

Winners will have formed partnerships between communities, innovators and climate science providers and will be able demonstrate the greatest impact at community level over the course of the programme.This prize will be launched March 2016.

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