Climate Information Prize (CIP)

Celebrating the win of the Climate Information Prize

Cardno’s programme and prize management is helping entrepreneurs seed new ideas that are building communities’ resilience to climate change.

Cardno is championing the Climate Information Prize (CIP), which awards cash to innovators who use climate information to generate new ideas and solutions supporting vulnerable individuals, households and communities in Kenya.  

Cardno is leading the implementation of the CIP with robust governance, financial management, monitoring and reporting procedures. Our team has forged partnerships with institutional and programme networks across Kenya, the East Africa/Horn of Africa region and beyond to promote the CIP and build private sector investment. We’re also managing marketing workshops, events, media campaigns and other communication channels to heighten awareness and encourage the participation of problem solvers.  

Working closely with the Climate Change Adaptation Theme Leader and IMC Prize Manager, we manage the registration, screening and assessment of prize applications – ensuring rigor, transparency and fairness. We not only manage the distribution of funds to prize winners, but importantly, we also help support the long-term viability of prize-winning solutions.  

The CIP has generated excellent community-shaping solutions, including: 

  • an innovative virtual agro-weather advisory platform providing valuable weather and climate information to help farmers improve their farm management practices 
  • a pioneering knowledge-sharing platform for the smallholder farmers who have no internet access 
  • a ‘climate smart village’ program that enhances communities’ climate knowledge so they can improve their food security, water management and access to reliable energy sources.