Twelve innovative projects will share a
The partnership between the
Almost 400 initial Challenge entries were whittled down to a final 12 solutions considered to have the greatest potential impact.
Successful teams span the globe, with winners from
The Challenge is backed by a
Those which demonstrate real change will be looked at for rapid scaling to benefit as many people as possible in multiple locations.
The solutions put forward come from a wide range of applicant teams, including academics and organisations on the ground who have used their own experience and indigenous knowledge to find solutions to problems they repeatedly face.
"Currently 87% of disaster-related funding is spent on relief and recovery. Our goal is to instead shift funding towards resilience building pre-event. The Water Window Challenge is a prime example of this and works to find innovative solutions to recurring flood problems, allowing communities to eventually thrive in the face of floods."
"Traditional humanitarian relief approaches will be activated after a flood and provide emergency food, housing and infrastructure. Development actors phase in post the initial crisis and try to rebuild local and national infrastructure assets before the next disaster strikes. This cycle of disaster, recovery, repeat does not build long term stability or prosperity.
"GRP believes that a resilience approach, where we not only look to pre-empt shocks and support people to persist through crisis, but actively seek to transform crisis into opportunity, is the only way for long term poverty alleviation.
"Through the Challenge, we are able to mobilise communities, the world's best experts and researchers to innovate, challenge the norm and benefit millions of people."
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