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Thank you for submitting a final proposal. Your proposal attempts to address important issues related to climate adaptation in economically developing regions, and the judges appreciate its relevance and ambition. It is good that you discuss synergies between farming and water in your proposal, and go over some stakeholder engagement and water management techniques that could be employed – there is still space to flesh out your ideas with more detail. As you move forward with your proposed actions, you are strongly encouraged to continue using the judges’ feedback to help guide your work. There is always room for improvement, and the judges would like to see you respond further to the questions and comments that were raised during semi-finalist selection. For ease of reference, the judges’ initial suggestions have been summarized by a contest fellow below:
Suggested improvements summary:
- Details on how team intends to approach farmers and water suppliers
o How will initial contact be made? What kind of participation expected?
- What are the advantages to dealing with these two sectors simultaneously?
o Outline synergies or consider focusing on one.
- Concrete examples of water management techniques that might be employed?
Congratulations on a strong proposal, and the adaptation contest team wishes you the best of luck!
Thank you for your submission to the Climate CoLab adaptation contest. This is a strong and clearly outlined proposal. The judges like the focus on building municipal capacity to identify (early) the possible impacts of climate change and put in place new institutional relationships that can respond appropriately. The university-city partnership is appealing. It appears that the team may potentially be able to gather the energy, insights and political support required for this to succeed. However, this proposal can be strengthened by more details on how this initiative intends to approach farmers and water supplies. How will initial contact be made with these stakeholders, and what kind of participation is expected of them? It also appears that these two sectors are quite different. What is the advantage of dealing with them simultaneously - are there synergies between the two, or would focusing on just one make the poposal more focused and more likely to succeed? The judges would like to see you engage a bit more with these questions in the proposal. Finally, it would be interesting to have some concrete examples of the types of farming and water management techniques that might be employed. Congratulations on advancing to as a semi-finalist, and the adapation contest team looks forward to seeing your revised proposal for the final submission.
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