Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Global Disruptive Tech Challenge 2021 aims to identify and support disruptive technologies and innovative approaches to landscape restoration in the Aral Sea region and Central Asia. The Challenge will select innovators (individuals or entities) from around the world to change the lives of millions of people in the Aral Sea region. Proposals obtaining the best scores will obtain recognition and awards in the form of cash and/or in-kind.
Contestants should apply online here, providing a full description of their project proposal.
24 January, 2021
Solutions at minimum viable products (MVP) to more developed stages (e.g. already fully commercialized) are eligible for the Challenge.
You can submit only one proposal per theme, so in total you can submit max 4 proposals.
End of February, 2021. The exact date will be confirmed soon.
The challenge is organized with the support of the Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP) a multi-donor Trust-Fund financed by the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The challenge is administered by the World Bank and will inform the Resilient Landscape Program in Central Asia RESILAND CA +, currently under preparation. It is implemented by the Kazakh-German University (DKU), the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and Plug and Play (P&P). The full list of partners is here.
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