The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘the WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

Funding brief: The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

They believe the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. The Innovation Accelerator is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger – a place where theycan be bold, and fail as well as succeed.

Criteria
Applications submitted to the WFP Innovation Accelerator are assessed according to a standard set of criteria, and are reviewed by both WFP and external experts. Please note that we prioritize projects that are designed alongside our core users—vulnerable communities—and piloted at an early stage to ensure impact and maximize cost effectiveness. They are looking for innovations that meet the following expectations:
Impact for the people we serve and potential to reach Zero Hunger
Feasibility, including time to deliver impact, technology maturity, and user traction
Level of innovation
Financial sustainability with a clear business case that does not rely on WFP funding
Team strength, experience, and commitment

Donor Name: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Funding name: The WFP Innovation Accelerator

Deadline: Cohort I (25th, September, 2018), Cohort II (28th, February, 2019),Cohort III (8TH, July, 2019),

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Not Found

Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
If you are a start-up…
 Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not for profit.
 Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.
 Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.

If you are a WFP employee…
 Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
 Everybody working at WFP is encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.
 They accept project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sector.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Start-ups (Click to view) and WFP Employees (Click to view)
About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Start-ups (Click to view) and WFP Employees (Click to view)).

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