Up to $100K funding for tech innovation providing food in emergencies

Dear all,
I am reaching out to all tech enthusiasts to apply for our challenge to get up to $100K funding using exponential technology to provide food in emergencies.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has recently teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Singularity University to identify and support moonshot ideas/start-ups that can help us end hunger globally. Through the ‘Global Impact Challengehttps://su.org/gic/2017/wfp/’, we are offering teams funding and accelerator support to scale. Shortlisted finalists will be able to receive up to $100K in funding and be able to test the solution in the field, whilst the final winner team (2 people) will be invited to participate in Singularity’s renowned Global Solutions Program.

Click here to apply - it’s still running until 10 March 2017.

Food In Emergencies - Global Impact Challengehttps://su.org/gic/2017/wfp/

Apply NOW: https://su.org/gic/2017/wfp/

We would also appreciate if you could share the Challenge with relevant start-ups, NGOs, entrepreneurs and your network. We’ve provided more information below, so please feel free to copy and paste, or simply forward this message.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,


See our Fast Company featurehttps://www.fastcoexist.com/3062308/future-of-philanthropy/heres-how-the-uns-new-accelerator-will-incubate-the-best-ideas-for-fi. And the Fast Company article on the Global Impact Challengehttps://www.fastcoexist.com/3067641/future-of-philanthropy/this-contest-is-looking-for-innovative-solutions-to-emergency-food-cr

Follow us on twitter: @WFPInnovation<twitter.com/wfpinnovation> // @BKowatsch<twitter.com/bkowatsch>

We are seeking:

  • Bold new ways to provide access to local and nutritious food for the most vulnerable people in emergencies.
  • Applicants are being asked to design a solution that can be rapidly deployed when a crisis breaks out.
  • It should provide a sustainable source of nutritious food as quickly as possible - something that can be rolled out fast and at modest cost.
  • Shortlisted finalists to our boot camp at the Accelerator in Munich, Germany, and a chance to develop their ideas with the world’s largest humanitarian organization.
  • The overall winner will be chosen to attend, at no cost, the nine-week long Global Solutions Program (GSP - July 17 - Aug 17, 2017), hosted at SU’s campus at NASA Research Park in Mountain View, CA.
··· From: ict4d-principles@googlegroups.com [mailto:ict4d-principles@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Carolyn Florey Sent: 23 February 2017 15:56 To: ict4d-principles@googlegroups.com Subject: [ICT4D Principles] Case Study from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) posted: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development, The ReMiND Project: Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths

Dear All,
Excited to share the most recent case study from Catholic Relief Services that illustrates how CRS and its partners have been integrating and implementing the Principles for Digital Development in The ReMiND Project in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh, India since 2011.

A brief summary http://digitalprinciples.org/implementing-the-principles-for-digital-development-the-remind-project-reducing-maternal-and-newborn-deaths/ can be found with other case studies on the PDD website.
The full case study can be found herehttp://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/tools-research/a4_case_study_remind_final_online.pdf.

Many thanks to CRS for sharing their lessons learned and we look forward to hearing from other endorsing organizations about how they have integrated the Principles into their digital development work!


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