The WFP Jordan Innovation Hub aims to nurture the growing number of innovations and entrepreneurs in Jordan whose solutions tackle local food security issues. Our innovation hub works to identify, support and scale local innovations, leveraging WFP's extensive operational experience and network. We do this jointly with the local ecosystem and partner organizations to expand their initiatives focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. By working with different actors and linking them in the innovation ecosystem — from startups to accelerators and incubators and the government — we can drive a systemic change. 

Jordan hosts a vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem that is inspiring and fostering novel solutions for food security. We are interested in innovations that address water scarcity, climate change, livelihoods, urban food systems, and malnutrition through solutions focused on gender inclusion, agritech, innovative financing and supply chains, or other areas that are highly correlated to Jordan's food security.

 

Submit your innovation project

Please submit your relevant startup idea / venture. This is a continuous call and we will reach out to you when an opportunity to work together arises.

Where We Go from Here

As we look to 2021, our focus is on further evolving support to innovators from all backgrounds around Jordan and connecting them to the knowledge, networks and opportunities required to foster their innovations. This year, we plan to work directly with 10 promising startups and continue building ecosystem network contacts, particularly those involved in youth entrepreneurship. No one organization, startup, or entrepreneur can innovate successfully alone, but together, through collaboration and sharing, we have a better chance of reaching the common goal of eliminating food insecurity.

We are continually looking to connect with ecosystem actors, NGOs, private sector companies and other organizations seeking to drive innovation to advance work towards Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. If you would like to collaborate with us, please contact us at jordan.innovation@wfp.org.

Innovation Project Portfolio

Building Blocks

Blockchain for Zero Hunger - Graduated Project

H2Grow

Growing food in impossible places

Decapolis

Blockchain traceability platform for smallholder farmers