NETFUND is launching the call for applications for the Green Innovations Award (GIA) Phase IV in February 2020. Put finishing touches on your project or initiative in readiness for application. Details of the award and application will be shared out widely soon through social media, newspapers and our website www.netfund.go.ke at the launch in 10th February, 2020.
We aim to identify, recognize and award innovations and best practices in the following areas:
- Attainment of 10% tree cover: Technologies and innovations that contribute to attaining the 10% tree cover through rehabilitation and restoration of community, private and public forests. Priority areas: Seedlings production; Silviculture – cultivation and growing of trees; Technologies for planting, monitoring, surveillance and management of forests; Alternatives to biomass as energy for cooking; Alternative subsistence livelihood sources for communities living in and around forests.
- Air pollution control: Technologies and innovations that reduce air pollution. Priority areas: Policy and regulations to manage air pollution; Technologies and innovations that prevent or reduce indoor air pollution and emissions from industries and transport sector.
- Waste management: Technologies and innovations that promote sustainable waste management. Priority areas: Development and implementation of enabling policy and regulation that promotes energy and resource efficiency in the manufacturing sector and efficient waste management; Technologies and innovations on 4Rs of waste management: Reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.
- Climate resilience: Technologies and innovations that enhance resilience of smallholder farmers and vulnerable groups to climate shocks, including; Climate information and early warning systems - information and communication systems to help small holder farmers, women and other vulnerable groups cope with droughts, floods and other climate change-induced disasters; Climate Smart Agriculture technologies and practices that enhance crop diversification and adoption of improved drought tolerant crops, improve water harvesting, improve irrigation, reduce post-harvest losses and improve uptake of insurance.
- Environmental education and awareness: Technologies, innovations and best practices that enhance public education and awareness on: Efficient waste management, protection of forest resources and restoration of degraded forest landscapes (including tree planting and growing), climate change adaptation and mitigation (early warning and climate smart agriculture) and air quality management.
The NETFUND GIA phase IV will be open to Individuals, Community Forest Associations, Water Resource Users Associations, Community Based Organisations, Women Groups, Youth Groups, Persons With Disability, Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions, Counties, Media Houses and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.