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The UN WFP Innovation Challenge supporting ideas that strengthen food security and livelihoods

Priority areas have expanded to include startups focused on Covid-19


The 2020 WFP bootcamp is wrapping up after successfully hosting a virtual 32nd innovation session. In this WFP challenge, priority was given to startups that tackle solutions that offer remedies to the current Covid-19 situation while transforming the lives of the poor and vulnerable positively. While at the programme, startups are mentored through their innovation process, project ideation, and design.

10 teams are taking part in the WFP Innovation Challenge, where Africa was represented by innovators from Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. The competition was stiff as one had to stand out from 793 applications spread out across 95 countries. As with other innovation bootcamps focus is on bold innovations addressing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030 – which is the SDG 2.

Some of the companies taking part are Tiny Totos which is a Social enterprise whose product transforms the lives of communities while enhancing child nutritional wellness in informal daycares. Enterpreneurs are provided with tools, training, and skills to enhance the services of informal daycare. Kuza Biashara operates both in Africa and Asia as a social enterprise offering small businesses the resources to grow sustainably.

You can apply here for the next round of the 2021 Bootcamp before November 15.


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