Basseterre St. Kitts 2nd April 2014
Mona White of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre made a presentation to stakeholders at the St. Kitts – Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce conference room as part of a sensitisation exercise to inform interested persons in the twin-island federation of the opportunities available through the project.
The project is being funded through the World Bank, intends to encourage and support the development of novel ideas to address the challenges presented by climatic change in developing countries. The Caribbean has been selected along with Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and Vietnam, as one of the eight Climate Innovation Centres.
The purpose of Ms. White’s visit was to inform the nation of grant funding available to individuals and organisations with innovative ideas which meet the criteria to establish a Proof of Concept to progress their invention or process. The deadline has been extended to 20th April 2014, in part to allow for ideas to be received from the smaller nations in the Eastern Caribbean.
Persons interested should visit www.caribbeancic.org and familiarise themselves of the criteria and download an application form.