With the support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and in collaboration with the Innovation Hub at the WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa based in Nairobi, the WFP Innovation Accelerator is wrapping up its 2020 bootcamp season by delivering its 32nd innovation bootcamp — virtually of course given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dialing in from Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, India, Bangladesh and Canada, the ten teams have been selected from a WFP Innovation Challenge pool of a record-setting 793 applications from 95 countries around the world. As previous innovation bootcamps, the focus is on bold solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger (SDG 2) by 2030. However, for this WFP Innovation Challenge, the priority area was expanded to include startups that tackle solutions that are relevant in the current COVID-19 context as well as enabling poor and vulnerable populations to sustainably change their lives.
Over the course of the bootcamp, the teams will join on a journey of ideation, project design, and innovation. Check out the teams