Nelly Bassily | June 22, 2009
AfricaAdapt is an organization which seeks to educate and engage African communities, especially those in marginalized areas, on how to adapt to climate change. To advance this goal, it has initiated a Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund. This fund offers 10,000 American dollars (approximately 7,100 Euros) to those who overcome barriers — due to language, lack of access to information, or marginalization because of gender or disability and share knowledge on climate change adaptation with “hard to reach” or marginalized African communities. Some ways to overcome these barriers include theatre performances, radio broadcasts, songs, or visual arts.
This fund is open to African researchers, local and civil society organizations, cooperatives, and community networks. The first round of submissions will be accepted between July 1 and August 1, 2009.