RESULTS OF THE 2019/2020 CLIMATE CHANGE APPLIED RESEARCH INNOVATION CHALLENGE ARE OUT

We called for Proposals. You responded. Decisions have been made.

We are pleased to give you an update on the Call for Applications for the ‘2019/2020 Climate Change Applied Research Innovation Challenge’ funding.

Out of the 29 proposals that were received, 17 were shortlisted and 12 have fell off. Out of the 17 shortlisted proposals, 9 were recommended to go to the third stage. After a thorough appraisal which included oral pitching by the applicants, 5 proposals have been selected for funding. The following tables summarise the status of the applications at each stage of the selection process. CONGRATULATIONS to the five awardees!!

1. PROPOSALS RECEIVED

 
No
 APPLICANT PROJECT TITLEAPPLICATION STATUS
1EcogenPilot project for charcoal replacement waste bin that produce renewable gas for cooking and fertilizer for farmingReceived
2Mzuzu UniversityMoving away from traditionally fired clay bricks for use in corbelled pit latrine constructionReceived
3Quantum EnergyMobile Solar Irrigation Water Pumping Technology and Commercialization: A sustainable alternative to tread pumps and fossil fuel irrigation engine pumpsReceived
4Chancellor CollegeTechnology transfer and commercialisation of solar cookers in MalawiReceived
5Harold ChisaleAssessing the Vulnerability, Resilience and Climate Adaptive Strategies of Forest Dependent Communities in Central and Southern MalawiReceived
6Bvumbwe Research StationRestocking soil organic matter and improving soil fertility through integrated soil fertility management for sustainable crop production in MalawiReceived
7Clean Energy SolutionsElectricity and Heat Generation from Municipal Organic Waste (Solid and Liquid)Received
8Practical ActionPiloting the Commercialization of bamboo for firewood and charcoal productionReceived
9Thawale InvestmentsThawale Smart CookstoveReceived
10Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesTransfer and Commercialization of Clean Cooking technologiesReceived
11Mike BandaMutation Breeding of Maize for Anticipating Climate Change in MalawiReceived
12Tiyeni OrganisationEvaluation of Deep Bed Farming Systems in MalawiReceived
13Northern Alliance Financing Corporation LtdImproving Policy and Institutional Framework for utilizing carbon finance as modalities for improving and financing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in MalawiReceived
14Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesExploring Climate Smart Feed Ingredients: An Assessment of sorghum and millet as alternate energy feed ingredients to replace maize in poultry dietsReceived
15Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesInnovative biogas technology for processing livestock farm waste into energy and organic plant nutrientsReceived
16The PolytechnicSolid waste beneficiation for energy generation in urban Malawi: Technology development and transferReceived
17Wupla EnterpriseElectric bikes for reduction of greenhouse gases emission and rural transportation: introducing e-bike taxi in T/A Kumtaja in Chileka BlantyreReceived
18Emmanuel NasasaraStacking Crop Production to Mitigate the Effects of climate change (SCP)Received
19Dr Elizabeth Manda Matt InvestmentsAwareness and role of drip irrigation and green house technologies in climate change and green growth in ChitipiReceived
20Malawi University of Science and Technology and Green Impact TechnologiesReplication of Tsangano Turn Off Commercial Biogas Generation at Lizulu Vegetable Market in Ntcheu DistrictReceived
21Sanudi MajorWaste to wealth clean energy for livelihoods improvementReceived
22The Polytechnic Promoting Green Construction Materials Business as an Alternative to burnt bricks for Local communitiesReceived
23Abel MkulamaFacilitation of adoption and commercialization of agricultural waste briquettes as a clean source of energyReceived
24Dr Daud KachambaUntitledReceived
25HOFAImproving welfare for women headed households through sustainable energyReceived
26Green Impact TechnologiesPay as you Cook LPG DistributionReceived
27Ndagha Sustainable FoodsEnhancement of ground water-based aquaculture- a tool for economic transformationReceived
28Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesDesigning and assessing the performance of a bungroo groundwater recharge and storage technology for semi-arid flood prone areas as a climate change resilience strategyReceived
29Kamdonyo and AssociatesUntitledReceived

2. PROPOSALS SHORTLISTED

NoAPPLICANT
 
PROJECT TITLE APPLICATION STATUS
1EcogenPilot project for charcoal replacement waste bin that produce renewable gas for cooking and fertilizer for farmingShortlisted
2Mzuzu UniversityMoving away from traditionally fired clay bricks for use in corbelled pit latrine constructionShortlisted
3Quantum EnergyMobile Solar Irrigation Water Pumping Technology and Commercialization: A sustainable alternative to tread pumps and fossil fuel irrigation engine pumpsShortlisted
4Chancellor CollegeTechnology transfer and commercialisation of solar cookers in MalawiShortlisted
5Clean Energy SolutionsElectricity and Heat Generation from Municipal Organic Waste (Solid and Liquid)Shortlisted
6Harold ChisaleAssessing the Vulnerability, Resilience and Climate Adaptive Strategies of Forest Dependent Communities in Central and Southern MalawiShortlisted
7Practical ActionPiloting the Commercialization of bamboo for firewood and charcoal productionShortlisted
8The PolytechnicSolid waste beneficiation for energy generation in urban Malawi: Technology development and transferShortlisted
9Wupla EnterpriseElectric bikes for reduction of greenhouse gases emission and rural transportation: introducing e-bike taxi in T/A Kumtaja in Chileka BlantyreShortlisted
10Emmanuel NasasaraStacking Crop Production to Mitigate the Effects of climate change (SCP)Shortlisted
11Malawi University of Science and Technology and Green Impact TechnologiesReplication of Tsangano Turn Off Commercial Biogas Generation at Lizulu Vegetable Market in Ntcheu DistrictShortlisted
12Sanudi MajorWaste to wealth clean energy for livelihoods improvementShortlisted
13The Polytechnic Promoting Green Construction Materials Business as an Alternative to burnt bricks for Local communitiesShortlisted
14HOFAImproving welfare for women headed households through sustainable energyShortlisted
15Green Impact TechnologiesPay as you Cook LPG DistributionShortlisted
16Ndagha Sustainable FoodsEnhancement of ground water-based aquaculture- a tool for economic transformationShortlisted
17The PolytechnicSolid waste beneficiation for energy generation in urban Malawi: Technology development and transferShortlisted

3. PROPOSALS RECOMMENDED FOR PITCHING

NOAPPLICANT
 
PROJECT TITLE APPLICATION STATUS
1EcogenPilot project for charcoal replacement waste bin that produce renewable gas for cooking and fertilizer for farmingRecommended for third stage
2The PolytechnicPromoting Green Construction Materials Business as an Alternative to burnt bricks for Local communitiesRecommended for third stage
3Practical ActionPiloting the Commercialization of bamboo for firewood and charcoal productionRecommended for third stage
4Quantum EnergyMobile Solar Irrigation Water Pumping Technology and Commercialization: A sustainable alternative to tread pumps and fossil fuel irrigation engine pumpsRecommended for third stage
5Green Impact TechnologiesPay as you Cook LPG DistributionRecommended for third stage
6Wupla EnterpriseElectric bikes for reduction of greenhouse gases emission and rural transportation: introducing e-bike taxi in T/A Kumtaja in Chileka BlantyreRecommended for third stage
7Emmanuel NasasaraStacking Crop Production to Mitigate the Effects of climate change (SCP)Recommended for third stage
8Malawi University of Science and Technology and Green Impact TechnologiesReplication of Tsangano Turn Off Commercial Biogas Generation at Lizulu Vegetable Market in Ntcheu DistrictRecommended for third stage
9Sanudi MajorWaste to wealth clean energy for livelihoods improvementRecommended for third stage

4. SUCCESSFUL (FUNDED)PROPOSALS

NOAPPLICANT
 
PROJECT TITLE
 
APPLICATION STATUS
1EcogenPilot project for charcoal replacement waste bin that produce renewable gas for cooking and fertilizer for farmingAwarded
2Green Impact TechnologiesPay as you Cook LPG DistributionAwarded
3Practical ActionPiloting the Commercialization of bamboo for firewood and charcoal productionAwarded
4Malawi University of Science and Technology and Green Impact TechnologiesReplication of Tsangano Turn-Off Commercial Biogas Generation at Lizulu Vegetable Market in Ntcheu DistrictAwarded
5Wupla EnterpriseElectric bikes for reduction of greenhouse gases emission and rural transportation: introducing e-bike taxi in T/A Kumtaja in Chileka BlantyreAwarded

The ideas that were presented in the proposals were so amazing that the selection team found it tough to come up with the final winners. Like in all competitive processes, not all competitors reach the finishing line at the same time. Therefore those that have not been successful this time are encouraged to try again when we call for proposals.

Those that have been successful will be be contacted soon.

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