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Offer: $5 Million in award money for Innovative ideas about Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

There is left than a month left to submit a proposal to the 2009 Development
Marketplace (DM) Grant Competition on Climate Adaptation. 100 finalists will be
flown to DC to compete for an award pool of up to US$5 million. Turn your idea
into reality and apply today!

The competition focuses on three sub-themes:
1) Resilience of Indigenous Peoples' Communities to Climate Risks
2) Climate Risk Management with Multiple Benefits
3) Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management

To apply, visit our website at The application
deadline is May 18, 2009.

Who can apply? Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations,
foundations, academia and development agencies based in the country of
implementation may apply without additional partners. All other groups must
partner with at least one organization; the type of partnership varies across
types of applicants. Individuals cannot apply. Click here for more details on
partnerships and eligibility criteria or check the guidelines available in
English, Spanish and French (

How to apply? All proposals must be submitted online. Submit your proposal
through the DM online application form available here: Only proposals received before May 18, 2009
6 p.m. EST (22:00 GMT) will be considered.

How will the proposals be selected? Proposals will be selected through a
rigorous selection process. Click here for the selection process and assessment
criteria (

The application deadline is May 18, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. EST (22:00 GMT).

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