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Semi-Finalists announced for “reshaping development pathways in LDCs” contest


Since mid May, 63 proposals were submitted to the “reshaping development pathways in LDCs” contest. Global Resilience Partnership, UK aid, and UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R sought proposals to reshape development pathways for the overall achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They called for innovative, scalable solutions and best practices to restore degraded ecosystems, helping vulnerable communities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) become more climate resilient.

The UN Climate Resilience Initiative and Global Resilience Partnership will provide the Judges’ Choice Winner with $10,000 in funding for capacity development, and an expenses paid trip to the UN SG Climate Summit in September 2019 in New York to present their winning proposal. More details and prizes are in the contest’s Details page.

Contest Judges have now reviewed all of the proposals and selected 20 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 August 12, 2019

Semi-Finalist proposal authors will now have until August 12, 2019 at 11:59 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.

Finalist Selection Period from August 13th, 2019- September 8th, 201

Following the proposal revision period, proposals will undergo another round of evaluations between August 13, 2019 to September 8, 2019 to select the contest’s Finalists. From among the Finalists, Judges will select their favorites, called Judges’ Choice winners.

Public Voting Period from September 9, 2019- November 15, 2019

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 September 9, 2019 until November 15, 2019 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!