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:
Learnings and accomplishments of the Climate Smart Innovation Hub
Ideas for implementing the Universal Climate Resilience (UCR) initiative
Expectations for the new TECA wave
CIFAR Alliance's key events at COP 28
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
Tech Meets Empathy: Leveraging Digital Finance and AI to Support Climate Vulnerable Populations | 6th December 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00 GST.
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
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.