Timeline

Challenge opens for applications

28 January 2019

Deadline for application

20 May 2019

A global challenge to accelerate access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials.

Run by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) in collaboration with the Global Cool Cities Alliance, Sustainable Energy for All and Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, the Challenge aimed to demonstrate clean, effective and affordable cooling solutions, spurring the market for cost-effective passive cooling. This would improve sustainable access to cooling where there is the greatest need, and reduce the climate impact of cooling over time.

Team

Richard Duffy

Richard Duffy

Richard Duffy

Foresight Researcher

Richard was responsible for monitoring new developments and trends in science and technology for the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Olivier Usher

Olivier Usher

Olivier Usher

Head of Research and Evaluation, Nesta Challenges

Oli leads Nesta Challenges’ research team. He helps to identify promising areas for innovation and choose the most impactful focus for new prizes.

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Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Head of International Development and Communities - Sustainable Communities, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Constance has over 20 years experience in the voluntary sector developing national and international programs which engage communities.

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Maddy Kavanagh

Maddy Kavanagh

Maddy Kavanagh

Programme Manager - Sustainable Communities, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Maddy is a Programme Manager for the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize. She also works on the business development side of Nesta Challenges.

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