T he four winners of the Local Adaptation Champions Awards, organized by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), were announced on 12th November 2022 at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt.

The awards recognize locally led efforts to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change across four categories: financial governance, inclusive leadership, capacity and knowledge, and local innovation. Each winner will receive €15,000 in funds to further the work they are doing in the spirit of the locally led adaptation principles. They will also have access to a global network of changemakers.

The final list of winners, picked from a shortlist of 20 finalists, includes a diverse selection of organizations from Kenya, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal:

  • Financial Governance category: Adaptation Consortium
  • Inclusive Leadership category: Rangamati Hill District Council
  • Capacity and Knowledge category: Swayam Shikshan Prayog
  • Local Innovation category: Community Development & Advocacy Forum Nepal

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