The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) are providing USD 5 million of technical assistance to foster innovation for adaptation in developing countries (up to USD 250,000 for each successful application). The third call for submitting applications is now open until 30 September 2022.
This initiative is part of the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA), which targets a broad range of potential finance recipients, including governments, non-governmental organisations, community groups, young innovators and other groups.
The primary objective of the AFCIA administrated by UNEP-CTCN is to support developing countries to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies. Based on technical assistance services, 25 micro-grants projects will be implemented for 5 years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in the countries.
UNEP-CTCN technical assistance will be provided to developing countries on a competitive basis. The selected applications will be further developed to design a customized solution tailored to the need of a developing country, and the solution will be implemented by a technology provider selected by the CTCN. One of the successful proposals to the fund includes an award-winning portable flood barrier