Catalytic Grants for Establishing Southern-based Collaborations Towards Enhancing Locally-led Adaptation and Resilience

Climate change adaptation and resilience has generated a vibrant community of academics and practitioners in the Global South. The Gobeshona Conference is a part of an annual cycle of important touch points for these communities to share the practices. These gatherings allow this community of practice to meet on a regular basis, form new connections, and collaborate on new ideas.

The Catalytic Grant Programme was inaugurated at the Global Gobeshona Conference in 2021 to assist and create continuity between events such as Global Gobeshona Conference, Development Climate days, London climate action week, Community based adaptation (CBA) and Conference of Parties (COPs). This award aims to provide initial seed funding to incentivize partnerships and collaborations at present and in the future to further develop ideas fostered during the conference. 5 winning teams will receive 5000 USD (each) to implement their ideas on locally led adaptation and resilience initiatives.

From the open call of application, the team has received a good number of proposals worldwide. Out of them, the team has shortlisted top 14 proposals based on some pre-determined criteria.  

To make the selection process fully fair and participatory of the grant, we are introducing this online voting system to select the best proposal. Based on the vote and internal team’s judgement, top 5 winning teams will avail this grant. 

Kindly make a fair judgment based on the type of intervention and its relevance to locally-led adaptation and resilience only. 

⏳The Crowd Voting closes on 23rd May 2022 .

For clarification about the process, please contact Adiba Bintey Kamal and Kazi Taiba Bari Nowsheen:,