Round 1

Round 1 of the Challenge Fund consisted of two phases. In Phase I, more than $1 million in targeted investments in innovation were distributed to 15 projects, tackling issues like gender, language barriers, open data access, and gaps in risk communication.

In Phase II, select projects were given additional support to deepen their engagements in resilience. These projects include:

Through additional funding from the Belgian Development Agency, two Phase I projects - Using Twitter data to map flood risk and Multi-hazard school safety in Indonesia through science-based information  – are being scaled in Tanzania (Final report) and Mozambique (Final report) respectively.