World Food Programme - Innovation Accelerator


World Food Programme - Innovation Accelerator

The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, supports and scales high-potential solutions to hunger worldwide. Innovation is important in order for WFP (and other agencies) to deliver on the mandate to end hunger.

The Innovation Accelerator offers financial support, training and access to WFP partners and technical experts.

Selected teams get an opportunity to develop their projects and receive up to US$ 100 thousand.

The 2019 Programme Dates

There were 3 cohorts in 2019 and very soon the 3rd cohort will close on the 8th of July 2019 and all eligible start-ups are encouraged to apply.

The programmes is comprised of three aspects – (i) the innovation Bootcamp, (ii) Pitch Night, (iii) Spring programme. The Innovation Accelerator is part of WFP's Innovation and Change Management Division.

Eligibility Requirements

The requirements are split into two camps

Start -ups  WFP employees

Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not for profit.

Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.

Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.

Everybody working at WFP is encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.

Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.

Project applications from WFP employees are accepted if they  are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sector.

To apply follow this link.

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