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On the Road to COP 28: Innovation for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

CIFAR Alliance

Nov 30, 2023

A roundtable discussion on CIFAR Alliance's 2023 milestones in climate innovation

On November 29, 2023, the CIFAR Alliance hosted an Open Roundtable event with the wider climate innovation community to present the CIFAR Alliance's evolution, growth, and results for 2023, primarily focusing on our upcoming participation in COP28. The discussions revolved around: 

Key insights from the discussions: 

CIFAR Alliance's participation at COP 28

The CIFAR Alliance will be actively involved in various events at COP 28.

  • Joint reception with Walton Family Foundation and Global Resilience for All | 4th December 2023 | 7:00 - 9:00 (GMT +4).

    This event will bring together investors, industry partners, and individuals from the climate sector to share thoughts on women actors in the resilience space and celebrate what has been accomplished. RSVP here

  • Closing the Climate Chasm: Catalyzing and Scaling Innovation Ecosystems for Climate Resilience | 5th December 2023 | 10:30 - 11:30 GST. David del Ser will join this session to discuss how we can employ fintech solutions to strengthen climate resilience for vulnerable communities. Register to attend

  • Tech Meets Empathy: Leveraging Digital Finance and AI to Support Climate Vulnerable Populations | 6th December 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00 GST.

    We are excited to partner with Mastercard to showcase successful prototypes and innovations that offer practical solutions, specifically CIFAR Alliance's UCR initiative. RSVP here

The Climate Smart Innovation Hub

  • The Hub has built a unique group of thought leaders in a space gaining rapid attention, allowing for critical conversations

  • The Climate Smart Innovation Hub has produced knowledge products that fill information gaps that are of interest to accelerators, incubators, and entrepreneurs

  • The Climate Smart Innovation Hub Gallery of Products, a space bringing together various digital climate solutions, has been presented at climate regional events, showcasing (74) startups

  • There is limited understanding of potentially sustainable business models that combine financial services and climate adaptation

  • Existing climate-smart products focus on managing risk rather than promoting opportunities

TECA Waves

We recently launched two new TECA waves to partner with individuals who are passionate about launching tech ventures for climate resilience.

Regen Wave - This wave focuses on restoring and regenerating landscapes and looks forward to deepening the impact on the founder's journey (gender, commitment, product hatchery). Apply here to turn your vision into reality

Africa Blue Wave - This wave champions the fusion of cutting-edge tech innovations with the ancient wisdom of Africa's maritime heritage, fostering an environment where both nature and society flourish in harmony.

Universal Climate Resilience

  • The UCR initiative looks at resilience beyond financial aid, leveraging data & AI to anticipate needs, educate and support affected communities

  • UCR is developing a platform that will serve as the financial backbone for the creation of more resilient communities globally.

Watch the full recording below to learn more.

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