This year’s Solution Search drew 88 submissions from 37 countries, many of which included powerful ideas and detailed accounts of how community-implemented adaptation strategies are succeeding in protecting biodiversity and enhancing livelihoods, while also confronting the effects of a changing climate.
Island Bright Spot Award
East Africa Prize
Top 10 Finalists
How were entries for this Solution Search judged?
InnovationHow well does the solution demonstrate an innovative approach that fosters sustainable fisheries and promotes healthy coastal ecosystems.
Biodiversity ImpactWhat impact on biodiversity has been achieved or do you anticipate?
Impact on human well-being and livelihoodsDoes this solution demonstrate a positive impact on community livelihoods and well being? How many people are affected and in what way? (Global impacts might also be considered)
ReplicabilityHow readily and broadly can the solution be replicated in other places with similar characteristics?
Sustainability and ResilienceDoes the solution have long-term sustainability? Can it adapt to changing demographics, socioeconomic and climate realities?
GovernanceIs the solution being managed by a community that demonstrates good governance, leadership and social cohesion? Is the community involved in management and enforcement of the local fishery?