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Final call for the World Food Programme’s innovation challenge

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Challenge is offering up to $100,000 in equity-free funding to accelerate solutions that can tackle the worsening global food crisis.

More than one in ten of the world’s population, some 830 million people, are starving right now. And with the war in Ukraine and the continuing economic fallout pushing food prices ever higher the WFP is facing 10s of millions of dollars in extra costs every month just to stand still.

“For this edition of the WFP Innovation Challenge, we are looking for disruptive innovations for eliminating hunger in areas such as resilience to shocks and stress; access to safe and nutritious food; advancing equitable livelihoods and youth engagement; strengthening climate change adaptation in food systems, and enabling greater resilience of vulnerable communities in a more adverse and unpredictable environment.”

Those selected will have the chance to secure the US$100,000 in equity-free funding, and will take part in a week-long WFP Innovation Bootcamp in February 2023.

Applications must be submitted before 3 November 2022, 11:59 pm.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.

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