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 is the 28th February 2017 and the deadline for submission of the final report demonstrating results achieved is July 2018. The winners will receive cash prizes, with a maximum individual award of US$200,000.
To win the top prize you will need to reach a certain number of beneficiaries (to be agreed upon), demonstrate sustainability and show evidence and examples of how your initiative has benefited your 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. Maximum cash prizes are the following:
- 1st place – US$200,000
- 2nd place – US$100,000
- 3rd place – US$50,000
- Runners up x 3 – US$25,000
How to take part
To take part in the Tekeleza Prize you will need to follow these steps: