The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) is looking for scalable climate solutions in Uganda, Kenya and Bangladesh.
Win development capital and the opportunity to pitch your solution at the COP26 in Glasgow!
The effects of rising sea levels, flooding, droughts and unpredictable weather patterns are all major threats to fragile ecosystems and societies that depend upon these ecosystems services. A business proposal for the challenge should strengthen the resilience of the landscapes in our three focus countries.
The landscape in Bangladesh is a riverine floodplain with three major rivers; the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna. The coastal zone of Bangladesh is home to significant
aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The South of Kenya North of Tanzania, also known as the SOKNOT landscape, is home to
three major ecosystems: the Mau-Mara-Serengeti, Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and
Tsavo-Mkomazi. All are connected by important wildlife migratory corridors.
The Greater Virunga Landscape is situated in the south-west of Uganda bordering on the
Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. This landscape has the highest biodiversity of Uganda and comprises ancient tropical forests, ice-capped mountains, active volcanoes, savannah, swamps and wetlands.
The project needs to have substantial impact on climate adaptation or mitigation, and must benefit local communities and vulnerable groups.
The project needs to scale quickly and ideally already has a proven track record.
The project needs to fit with the need of local communities and ecosystems, and ideally create synergies with other projects and industries.
The project needs to demonstrate how it will be able to generate a positive return on investment.
Who Can Apply?
Any type of organization can apply.
However, organizations should in principle have a total value of assets of at least 10 million USD, or an annual turnover of at least 15 million USD.
Not sure if you fit the bill? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Win development capital and technical assistance
Over 1 million euros in grant funding will be available to support the three most viable climate solutions. The overall winner of the challenge will get the opportunity to present at COP26 this year in Glasgow, Scotland.
All selected businesses and projects will receive support from WWF and SNV (the DFCD’s Origination Partners), which will help them become (more) eligible for DFCD follow-on debt or equity finance.