The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation is open now

The GSMA, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) kicked off the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation to help promote the testing, adoption, and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt to, anticipate, and absorb the negative impacts of climate change. The fund aims at supporting start-ups and small and growing enterprises that leverage digital technology, particularly mobile, to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to and with low-income and vulnerable populations. ‘Mobile and other digital technologies can help create a more resilient future, where communities not only survive climate shocks but thrive in spite of them. Building on our longstanding partnership with the GSMA, FCDO is delighted to support their newly launched fund, which will partner with start-ups and small and growing enterprises, that are seeking to use digital and mobile technologies, to ensure greater resilience and adaptation for low-income and vulnerable populations,’ said FCDO Chief Scientific Advisor and Director for Research and Evidence Professor Charlotte Watts.