We’ve started the most recent WFP Innovation Challenge in an effort to find ground-breaking solutions to the world food crisis – World Food Crisis Innovation Challenge 2022
Deadline: November 3, 2022
More than ten percent of the world’s population, or up to 828 million people, still experience hunger every single night.
The causes of rising hunger rates include a deadly trifecta of war, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s aftereffects.
Millions of people throughout the world now cannot afford to eat because of rising food prices brought on by the economic effects of the pandemic and the subsequent war in Ukraine.
The work of WFP is also being hampered by these increased expenditures.
By the beginning of 2022, the price WFP paid for food had increased by 30% from the previous year, and the cost of delivering it had increased by an additional US$42 million per month.
They are therefore primarily searching for low and high-tech solutions, including digital tools, for this round of the WFP Innovation Challenge.
Further they also welcome applications with compelling “wildcard concepts.” They will be able to solve hunger by working with the brightest and best minds on the planet.
The following is a list of WFP’s current innovation priorities:
- Innovative approaches to reducing rising input and food costs
- Innovative approaches to improve productivity and results in the food value chain.
- Innovative ways to involve youth and create livelihoods in order to build resilient communities.
- Apply for up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with additional funding contingent upon advancement and the quantifiable accomplishment of important goals.
WFP Operations Access
- Successful teams will collaborate with WFP field offices to develop and improve their solutions.
- Working with technical and industry mentors will give you the chance to advance more quickly and receive guidance. The WFP Sprint Programme, a six-month acceleration program that may be eligible for additional funding and support, will be open to applications from selected projects.
- To speed up implementation, Networking Teams will be able to use and tap into our extensive network of public, private, and government partners.
Conditions for Eligibility
Starting a business – Start-Up?
- When you submit your application, your start-up must already be incorporated. It may be either profitable or charitable.
- The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage is the absolute minimum for your innovation. Initial traction and proof-of-concept are preferred.
- Your proposed solution must be commercially feasible.
- Your proposal needs to demonstrate how collaborating with WFP will advance your long-term goals.
If you work for the WFP…
- Your team needs proof of backing from the country office and support from the management.
- Regardless of your contract type or function, you are urged to apply.
- We invite project proposals from WFP staff members who are working with NGOs, the public sector, or the private sector.
Apply by November 3, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (CET)
To learn more about this year’s edition, CLICK HERE.