The Tekeleza Prize will be awarded to innovators that have helped their target community/ies use climate information to build their resilience to climate change. The competition opened on the 6th April 2016. The deadline for registration was the 28th February 2017 and the deadline for submission of the final report was November 2018. The winners will be announced in November 2018 and will receive cash prizes.
To win the top prize the applicant will need to reach a certain number of beneficiaries, demonstrate sustainability and show evidence and examples of how the initiative has benefited the vulnerable target community (in particular marginalised groups such as youth, elderly and disabled). Winning applicants will submit a report demonstrating impact from their initiative. This will be judged by an independent judging panel and verified by an independent verification team.