October 22, 2023
IFAD, WFP, World Bank & Others

AI for Climate Resilience in Rural Areas

Are you ready to pioneer innovative AI solutions that combat climate change's impact on vulnerable communities? Join us in the "AI for Climate Resilience in Rural Areas" Innovation Challenge, a Moonshots for Development initiative powered by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), CGIAR Accelerate for Impact Platform,  The Asian Development Bank (ADB), IDB Lab, the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, and World Bank Technology & Innovation Lab.

Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, particularly for rural communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. These regions, deeply connected to agriculture and nature, are disproportionately vulnerable to climate's unpredictability, such as extreme weather events, water scarcity, and disruptions in food production and face increasing challenges to their resilience and livelihoods.  AI's potential for resilience stands as a beacon. Imagine AI deciphering climate patterns, empowering communities to preempt risks, and optimizing resource use through precision agriculture.

In this challenge, we are looking for ethical, AI-driven solutions that nurture climate adaptation, resource management, and disaster readiness in rural communities. Specifically, this challenge asks participants to answer:

How can we effectively leverage AI-driven solutions that prioritize ethical considerations to empower rural communities in vulnerable regions, enabling them to adapt to climate change and build long-term climate resilience?

Join the AI for Climate Resilience in Rural Areas Innovation Challenge for the chance to be one of the three (3) companies to receive up to US$50,000 seed funding to test your solution in a selected region together with one or more of the sponsoring organizations and be the driving force in shaping climate-resilient rural communities.