Climate Challenge Final at COP26

    Dutch Fund for Climate and Development

    Join us live at COP26 on Thursday 11 November when the challenge finalists will pitch their climate proposals to the audience online and in Glasgow (UK).

    On Thursday 11 November, a team of experts from FMO, WWF, SNV and CFM will be examining the winning projects and select one of them for an additional €100.000Consultation and Capacity Development grant to further boost its impact potential.

    During this event an expert panel will decide and announce which of the three finalists will receive the Consultation and Capacity Development grant to boost their climate impact!

    The challenge

    This year The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) launched the Scalable Climate Solutions Challenge. Aiming to finding scalable climate projects in Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda.

    In total 118 businesses applied and participated in this challenge, with only one proposal per country being selected. At COP26 the final top 3 projects will be introduced to the world.

    Join us at The DFCD Climate Challenge Final on Thursday 11 November at 16:30 (GMT) / 17:30 (CET).




    The finalists

    The companies are SoKo Fresh (Kenya), Ispahani Agro (Bangladesh) and Mandulis Energy (Uganda). All three have been selected and approved by the DFCD Investment Committee according to the predefined challenge criteria.

    All will be receiving the allocated grant funding for their climate solutions and can expect larger investments in later stages.

    The expert panelists

    On Thursday 11 November, a team of experts from FMO, WWF, SNV and CFM will be examining the winning projects and select one of them for an additional €100.000Consultation and Capacity Development grant to further boost its impact potential.

    The Expert panel consists of Jorim Schraven, Director Impact and ESG at FMO, Charlotte Floore, Project Manager DFCD at WWF, Tigere Muzenda, Regional Investment Officer, SSA for DFCD at SNV, and Andrew Johnstone, Director and chief executive officer at Climate Fund Managers.

    Closing keynote

    We are delighted and look forward to the inspirational closing keynote by Kitty van der Heijden, Director-General International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Kingdom of the Netherlands.


    The program

    Host:

    • Aart Mulder, Fund Manager DFCD at FMO

    Moderator:

    • Aditya Putta, Investment Associate Officer at WorldStartup

    Project representatives:

    • Denis Karema, CEO Operations & Logistics at SoKoFresh
    • Fawzia Yasmeen, Director Ispahani Agro Limited
    • Peter Nyeko, Co-Founder & Managing Director Mandulis Energy

    Experts:

    • Jorim Schraven, Director Impact and ESG at FMO
    • Charlotte Floore, Project Manager DFCD at WWF
    • Tigere Muzenda, Regional Investment Officer, SSA for DFCD at SNV
    • Andrew Johnstone, Director and chief executive officer at CFM

    Keynotespeaker:

    • Kitty van der Heijden, Director-General International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

    Register now!

    Want to attend this (hybrid) side-event?Join us at The DFCD Climate Challenge Final on Thursday 11 November at 16:30 (GMT) / 17:30 (CET).

     

     


    What is the DFCD?

    The DFCD is a €160 million fund, founded by the The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. The DFCD forms an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    It has the ambition of attracting around €500 million in public and private funding. A pioneering consortium of FMO (the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank), WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), SNV (Foundation of Netherlands Volunteers) and CFM (Climate Fund Managers), is managing this fund.

    Want to know more?

    Visit www.thedfcd.com/challenge or reach out to info@thedfcd.com for further questions.