Funding available for climate change innovators


Operations Officer, World Bank, Karlene Francis, addresses a recent JIS Think Tank, where she provided information on funding opportunities for climate change innovators. (Photo: JIS)

Climate change innovators in Jamaica and the wider region can access funding to develop their project through the World Bank’s Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC).

These innovations include clean technologies in energy, water, agriculture, transport, among other areas, that are designed to mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change.

“There are many opportunities for Jamaicans and the rest of the Caribbean to utilise climate change to increase employment, economic development and sustainability,” said operations officer at the World Bank, Karlene Francis.

She was addressing a recent Think Tank at the JIS’s head office in Kingston.

Francis informed that beneficiaries under the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center’s (CCIC) Boot Camp and Accelerator programmes, which are part of the EPIC, can also access…

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