Jun 14, 2013
Dr. Ellwood, thank you for submitting a proposal. I think that microfinance could be an important tool to enable climate change adaptation. I am not a microfinance expert, but I wonder if you can address what kind of gaps currently exist. Are major players such as Grameen Bank engaging with this area? What I'm getting at is - what kind of impact would your new nonprofit have? What is innovative about it? Addressing these questions will help your proposal become more competitive.
Jun 15, 2013
Thanks for reading my proposal and for your helpful comments. I have added language to further describe our unique contributions. Unlike other microfinance programs, we will be highly focused on climate change adaptation. Furthermore, we will conduct high-level, on-the-ground scientific research that will serve as a positive feedback between local participants and researchers in developed nations. (More on this in the proposal). Thanks again, I believe we have a stronger proposal with these additions.
Jul 3, 2013
Thank you for your proposal. It had interesting elements, and we appreciate the thought and work that went into it. Here are suggestions for improving it: • To continue developing your proposal, the judges recommend that you look more closely into the details associated with microfinance.