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Semi-Finalists Announced for Absorbing Climate Impacts contest!


Since November 2017, 72 proposals were submitted to the Absorbing Climate Impacts contest. The contest, that was held in partnership with UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R and InsuResilience, sought proposals that suggested ways climate risk insurance can be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts.

The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R and InsuResilience will provide the Judges’ Choice Winner with seed funding for implementation of the proposal (worth 40,000 euros) and mentoring, training and technical assistance (worth 12,000 euros).

Contest Judges have now reviewed all of the proposals and selected 10 Semi-Finalists. We are excited to share with you the latest cohort of Climate CoLab Semi-Finalists, and please join us in congratulating them for their achievements.

See Semi-Finalists


What happens next?
Semi-Finalists Proposal Revision Period: Open Now until May 13, 2018

Semi-Finalist proposal authors will now have until May 13, 2018 at 6 PM (Eastern Time) to respond to the Judges’ and community feedback, and to revise their work. At the deadline, 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, and using the “support” function to indicate their encouragement.

Semi-Finalists are also invited to connect with Impact Assessment Fellows, which can be found on the contest homepage, about the changes they made to their proposal during the revision period.  

Finalist Selection Period from May 13, 2018- June 30, 2018

Following the proposal revision period, proposals will undergo another round of evaluations between May 13, 2018 to June 30, 2018 to select the contest’s Finalists. From among the Finalists, Judges will select their favorites, called Judges’ Choice winners.

Public Voting Period from June 30, 2018- July 31, 2018

Once Finalists are selected, Finalists’ proposals will be opened to a public vote, to determine the Popular Choice winner. This Public Voting Period will be open from June 30, 2018 to July 31, 2018 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?

The contest has 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 to find new collaborators.

Happy Co-Laborating!