Call for Application: WFP Innovation Stability and Peace Accelerator Program 2024 for startups and Innovators

Call for Application: WFP Innovation Stability and Peace Accelerator Program 2024 for startups and Innovators

WFP Innovation Stability and Peace Accelerator Program 2024 for startups and Innovators

The global hunger and malnutrition problem is most acute in fragile and conflict-affected areas (FCAs), where over 1.5 billion people face unprecedented threats to their food security and livelihood. The CGIAR, in conjunction with the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, is establishing the “Stability-and-Peace Accelerator Programme” to help vulnerable nations improve their food, land, and water systems.

The World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator Program invites innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers to propose ground-breaking solutions that can boost resilience, ensure food and nutrition security, improve climate adaptability, and promote social cohesion and sustainability in conflict-affected and vulnerable communities

The WFP Innovation Accelerator and CGIAR will assist chosen teams with a comprehensive program aimed at accelerating the development of potential solutions and preparing them for scale. Along with financial, technical, and business support, scientific consulting services are provided to boost the innovator’s ability to generate a life-changing sustainability impact. The emphasis is on identifying and fostering ideas that are not only innovative, but also sustainable and scalable, with the ability to achieve long-term good change in some of the world’s most challenging places.

Also Apply: Knight Ventures Pan African Startup Accelerator Program

Requirements for the WFP Innovation Stability and Peace Accelerator Program 2024 for startups and Innovators

  • For this Innovation Challenge, CGIAR and the WFP Innovation Accelerator are on the lookout for both low and high-tech solutions specifically tailored to meet the distinct challenges present in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAs) specifically in Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, and Yemen.
  • WFP also encourages strong “wildcard” entries. We aim to identify and support exceptional innovations from around the world that hold the potential to address these challenges on a significant scale. WFP’s and CGIAR’s current innovation priorities per country are listed below:

Eligibility criteria

  • Your organization must be an established legal entity (for-profit, not-for-profit, social business, NGO, INGO).
  • Your organization should have a presence or willingness to build a presence in one of the four countries of implementation (Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria or  Yemen). This could take the form of a country office or other permanent presence, subsidiary, long-term operations or partnerships in the country.
  • Your innovation addresses one or more of the priority innovation areas related to pressing challenges faced in the humanitarian space of the country of implementation.
  • Your innovation should have reached the minimum viable product stage and is gearing up for scale.
  • Your innovation should have a clear pathway to scale and a potential plan to implement during the six-month Sprint with the available funding.
  • Applicants are expected to have strong intentions to collaborate with relevant humanitarian stakeholders, build relationships with CGIAR country offices, and connect with the innovation ecosystems.
  • The applicants should demonstrate a clear need for research and development for the conceptual and commercial development of their innovation.

Benefits of the WFP Innovation Stability and Peace Accelerator Program 2024 for startups and Innovators

  • Six-month Sprint acceleration program combining business-oriented training, mentoring, and science-based technical assistance from the WFP Innovation Accelerator
  • Access to the research network of CGIAR, the world’s largest publicly funded research-for-development organization
  • In-country strategy workshop to kick off implementation
  • US$30,000 equity-free grant for each of the winning innovations with a proven sustainable business model and scaling plan
  • Exposure to national and international funders
  • Post-acceleration support

Deadline: February 16, 2024

Apply here

Never miss an opportunity Join our WHATSAPP GROUP OR WHATSAPP 2

Join our TELEGRAM GROUP

Follow us on  FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM |LINKEDIN

carzlink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *