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Semi-Finalists Announced in Anticipating Climate Hazards Contest




We are excited to announce the Semi-Finalists in the MIT Climate CoLab and The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative’s “Anticipating Climate Hazards” contest– an effort aimed at sourcing innovative ideas on early warning systems and actions for climate resilience. The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global, multi-stakeholder effort to accelerate action on the ground to enhance climate resilience of the most vulnerable countries and people by 2020.

See the Semi-Finalists here

What happens next in the A2R Anticipating Climate Hazards Contest?

Anticipating Climate Hazards Revision Period Open Now until April 18, 2017

The Semi-Finalist proposal authors in the Anticipating Climate Hazards contest will now have until April 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time to revise their work. At that time, all proposals will be locked for editing and considered final. We encourage the Climate CoLab community to support the Semi-Finalists by making suggestions on their comment page during the revision period.

Finalist Selection Period 

After the proposal revision period, we will hold another round of evaluations in April and May for the Anticipating Climate Hazards contest to select the contest’s Finalists. From among the Finalists, Judges will select their favorite, called the Judges’ Choice Award.

Public Voting Period in June

Finalists’ proposals will be opened to a public vote, to determine the Popular Choice Award. This Public Voting Period will be open in June, during which all are invited to vote for their favorites. In the meantime, the public can comment on, or “support” proposals (which is akin to a “like” on Facebook) throughout the judging periods.

Where did all the other proposals go?

Contests have now entered the “Proposal Revisions” phase, which only displays the Semi-Finalists selected to advance to the next round. To view all submitted proposals, click the “Semi-Finalist selection” phase at the top of the contest homepage. If your proposal was not selected as a Semi-Finalist, but you would like to continue working on it, please visit our contest workspaces for a forum to continue developing your proposal and find new collaborators.

For more background on the contest: