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Mountain Innovation Fair 2023

Call for applications for the first Mountain Innovation Fair, organized by theUN Environment Programme and the Global Mountain Safeguard Research Programme. The fair will take place between 23-25 October 2023 in Bolzano, Italy:

Dealing with remoteness, a rugged environment, exposed to natural hazards and a fast-changing climate,mountain areas have always been challenged tokeep dynamic in sustaining their livelihoods and surrounding environment. Continuously,unique solutions are being developed and implemented, proving that demanding living conditions can be turned intoengines of innovation. But how aboutsharing and exchanging practical experiences to unleash the full potential of sustainable pathways?

TheMountain Innovation Fair is planned to offer abuzzing, interactive and collaborative workspace to exchange on challenges and successes of innovative approaches, with lively discussions and practical demonstrations.Out-of-the box thinking, novel approaches and facilitating wider access to innovations are at the core of the Fair.Meet your peers, learn about and co-create mountain innovations with a potential for replication in various regions and contexts.

The thematic emphasis of the fair is on:

  • Water
  • Natural hazards and climate risk reduction
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Mountain tourism

Apply with your innovative approaches for sustainable development and adaptation in mountains from the Alps, Carpathians, Balkans, South Caucasus, East Africa and Southern Africafor a chance to win a Mountain Innovation Award to help scale up and replicate your solution! Deadline for the registration isApril 8 2023.More information about the Mountain Innovation Fair and details on how to register and apply can be found online.

Mountain Innovation Fair© | Oscar Diodoro

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