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Winners of the first Irish Aid Enterprise Fund for International Climate Action announced

The winners of the first Irish Aid Enterprise Fund for International Climate Action were announced today by Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D.

The fund was launched earlier this year to support Irish organisations to engage in climate action with a commercial or enterprise focus in developing countries.

The four recipients of the fund are:

• FoodCloud for a pilot study of a technology-led solution to food waste in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana.
• Action Ireland Trust for a programme of supports for entrepreneurs working in sustainable construction in Lesotho.
• DCU School of Law & Governance for a training programme on Market Based Mechanisms for reducing emissions from shipping.
• Concern Worldwide for a community led entrepreneurship programme in Malawi.

Speaking at the Africa Ireland Economic Forum in the RDS today, Minister Brophy said:

“I am extremely proud of this fund. The private sector has a vital role to play in delivering climate action. This fund has allowed us to tap into the wealth of talent and expertise in the Irish market to support important climate action. I am delighted to be able to announce funding to four fantastic organisations to allow them to deliver much needed climate action in developing countries.”

ENDS

Press Office

30 June 2022

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