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WFP Innovation Challenge

World Food Program Innovation Challenge 2020

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World Food Program calls application for WFP Innovation Challenge 2020.

Unless swift action is taken, some 265 million people in low and middle-income countries will be in acute food insecurity by the end of 2020, due to conflict, climate shocks, poverty, and #COVID19.

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating food insecurity, interrupting supply chains, and moving more people into hunger than previously predicted. WFP seeks cutting-edge solutions to transform emergency response and to achieve SDG2: Zero Hunger by 2030 for communities impacted by COVID19 and beyond. Innovations are needed more than ever before to achieve this goal.


The WFP Innovation Challenge has the following benefits

  • Funding: Apply to receive up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with further funding dependent upon progress and measurable achievement of key targets.
  • Access to WFP Operations: Successful teams will work with WFP units on the ground to further develop and refine their solutions.
  • Hands-On Support: You’ll have the chance to work with technical and industry mentors who will provide guidance and accelerate your progress.
  • Networking: Teams will be able to tap into and leverage our strong network of public, private, and government partners to accelerate implementation.

Eligibility Requirements

If you are a start-up then your

  • Start-ups must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for-profit or not-for-profit.
  • Innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof-of-concept and initial traction is preferred.
  • Solution should be financially viable.
  • Proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.

If you are a WFP employee then

  • Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
  • You are encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.
  • WFP accepts project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government, or private sectors.

Selection Criteria

Selections Criteria of WFP Innovation Challenge are as follows

  • Impact for the people we serve and the potential to reach Zero Hunger.
  • Feasibility, including the 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.


WFP Employees APPLY


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline14 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerWorld Food Program



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