The Adaptation Fund has launched an Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) to foster innovation in climate change adaptation in developing countries. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) (hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme have been accredited to administer the $10 million USD Accelerator.
The objective of the AFCIA administrated by UNEP-CTCN is to support testing, evaluation, roll out and scale up of innovative adaptation practices, tools, and technologies in developing countries. Technical assistance is available to governments, non-governmental organizations, community groups, entrepreneurs, young innovators, and others.
Relevant sectors include:
- Coastal zone management
- Disaster risk reduction
- Food security
- Human health
- Marine and fishery
- Rural development (resilience)
- Urban development (resilience)
- Water management
The deadline for the first round of applications is 31 January 2021.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit https://www.ctc-n.org/afcia/unep-ctcn