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Finalist - Advance
SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, "Generations working together: Elders, farmers, children and adaptation" in the Anticipating Climate Change in the Pamir Mountains contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.
Be proud of your accomplishment – 16 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.
As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.
If you haven’t already, you will soon receive an email from the Climate CoLab staff with details about the voting period. If you don’t receive that email within the next day, or have other questions, please contact the Climate CoLab staff at email@example.com
All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.
Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.
Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
[Additional comments from the Judges]
This proposal uses schools to launch intergenerational conversations about climate and weather, in which people will have the opportunity to connect their day to day experience with a broader understanding of climate change trends and resources. It is a strong proposal for its participatory elements and its respect for indigenous knowledge. It would be an even stronger proposal if it linked to climate and weather data - as it is the proposal doesn’t provide much opportunity to connect the conversations with “western” scientific tools and ideas, like climate models. It might be worth reaching out to the “Linking Climate Information” proposal to bring a bit of the climate science in, or even “Biodiversity” to explore another source of data.
The main focus is on curriculum development, recognizing the need to bring together traditional knowledge with climate change data. The scope of the project is somewhat extensive, including the Farmer Field Schools. The research aspect, e.g., use of meteorological data, is not clear and without it the project may have limited impact.
SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, Generations working together: Elders, farmers, children and adaptation in the Anticipating Climate Change in the Pamir Mountains contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.
You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from now until the revision deadline (June 18, 11:59pm [EDT]).
Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.
At the revision deadline, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!
The proposal would be made stronger by incorporating elements from the Staplets proposal. This proposal should move forward.
The emphasis on children and their learning is particularly attractive. Use of farmer field schools, involving practitioners of agriculture, allows the project to have direct and positive impact. Unfortunately the practical elements of the proposal are missing. Who is going to do what and when?
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