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Winners announced for contest on reshaping development pathways in LDCs


Earlier this year, 63 proposals were submitted to the “reshaping development pathways in LDCs” contest run in partnership with Global Resilience Partnership, UK aid, and UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R. They sought proposals on how 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.

Expert Judges selected 6 proposals to advance as Finalists. From these, 2 proposals were selected as Winners by the Judges and public after two rounds of evaluation and a public voting phase. Read more about the contest here.

We commend the winners for all their hard work and accomplishment over the last several months.  Congratulations!


The Popular Vote and Judges’ Choice Winner swill win an expenses-paid trip (including flight, accommodation, and meals) to attend selected events at and around COP25. See more details

Judges’ Choice Winner

Blue Gold : Hydro-Agricultural Infrastructure & Climate Change in the Sahel / Terran Design

A vision for renewing agricultural infrastructure in the Office du Niger in Mali, transferable to the 4 major watersheds of the Sahel.

Popular Choice Winner

Haiti Restoring Paradise – regenerating the natural and community resilience / Netherlands Red Cross

In 5 years we will set the foundation for a 20-year national programme of landscape restoration, aiming at community and nature resilience.