The World Bank's Development Marketplace is hosting a global competition on ideas for climate adaptation at World Bank headquarters November 10-13.
At the event, 100 social entrepreneurs and development practitioners from 47 countries—representing the most innovative and high-potential project ideas on climate adaptation—will present their projects and compete for grants of up to $200,000.
The 100 finalists were selected through a rigorous assessment process. Their ideas focus on three main themes: resilience of indigenous peoples communities to climate risks, climate risk management with multiple benefits, and climate adaptation and disaster risk management.
Development Marketplace is a competitive grant programme administered by the World Bank and supported by various partners that identifies and funds innovative, early-stage projects with high potential for development impact.