Building the Capacity of Civil Society Organisations

The ACCLIMATE Challenge Fund

ACCLIMATE Challenge Fund

From shifting weather patterns to rising sea levels, the impact of climate change is global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without concerted intervention today, addressing climate change in the future will be difficult.

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti), in collaboration with Intellecap Advisory Solutions launched the Challenge Fund with the objective of accelerating the work of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) committed to climate action in India. CSOs stand at the core of the fight against climate change by tackling the climate crisis in India on various fronts. They can play a central role in advancing policy action at the national and sub-national level by identifying the local and context-specific problems and enabling planning and implementation of climate action.

The ACCLIMATE Challenge Fund aims to provide capacity building opportunities for CSOs in the areas of electric mobility, green hydrogen, sustainable transport, industries, cooling, net zero buildings, agriculture, coastal ecosystems, and climate finance, using a cross-sectoral approach. It will facilitate general operating support for two years along with technical assistance and customised mentorship support. ACCLIMATE seeks to engage with:

  1. CSOs with an exclusive focus on climate action who want to expand into new sectors.
  2. CSOs working in  areas such as economic research, industrial competitiveness, rural development, urban planning, poverty alleviation, education, etc. who are looking to expand their work by  building   capacity on climate action.

The first phase of the Challenge Fund aims to  build technical capacities of CSOs to work on climate change mitigation across two themes:

  1. Policy Research and Analysis
  2. Strategic Communications

For more details on the Fund and the application process, visit the ACCLIMATE website.