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GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation for Start-ups


GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation by UK aid will help accelerate the testing, adoption and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt, anticipate and absorb the negative impacts of climate change.

UK aid is offering grants for start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Sponsoring Agency: UK aid

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: January 9, 2022


On November 9, during the Science and Innovation day at COP26, the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation.

The GSMA is a new member of the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) – a global collaborative effort to increase investment and capacity for action-orientated research to support effective adaptation to climate change. We support ARA’s best practice to find innovative and participate ways for incorporating the voice and views of local communities (such as through leveraging digital technology) as it empowers them to participate as equal partners in adaptation processes.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation is to support,  for-profit small and growing enterprises including start-ups.

Climate Resilience and Adaptation Solutions help to build individual, community, or institutional capacities to:

  • Adapt to multiple, long-term, and future climate change risks;
  • Anticipate and reduce the impact of climate variability and extremes through preparedness and planning; and/or
  • Absorb (i.e. face and manage) adverse conditions, emergencies, or disasters.

Eligibility Criteria

The GSMA is seeking for start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and social enterprises in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Eastern Europe that leverage digital technology, particularly mobile, to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to and with low-income and vulnerable populations.

For more information, visit GSMA.


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