World Food Programme: Seeking Applications for Innovation Accelerator Programme


Deadline: 28 February 2019

The World Food Programme is inviting applications for its Innovation Accelerator Programme.

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WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. It is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger – a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed.

Benefits

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Applicants will receive up to 100,000 USD in funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • If applicants are a start-up…
    • Their start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not for profit.
    • Their innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.
    • Their proposal must show how working with WFP will serve their long-term strategy.
  • If applicants are a WFP employee…
    • Their team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
    • Everybody working at WFP is encouraged to apply, regardless of their contract type or function.
    • They accept project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sector.

Selection Criteria

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Applications to the WFP Innovation Accelerator are scored according to a standard set of criteria, and are reviewed by both internal and external experts. They look for startups that meet the following expectations:

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

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://innovation.wfp.org/apply

  • Avatar Chali orrin says:

    I want to apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Chali orrin,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Petrus Honga says:

    Very much love this information, hope it’s a stepping stone my new organisation in this 3rd world country like Papua New Guinea.

  • Avatar shamim Akhtar says:

    Our Net work of women entrepreneurs starting work after re-activation in Pakistan where we want to help those women and youth facing problems in getting food and living in a vulnerable situation. But we do not want them to be dependent for the whole life on others but for the bridging period they fulfill their need and can start earning for their food by themselves. But all these need initial efforts, supports and facilitation. We will also volunteer contributes as members and will seek some findings from international organizations.
    Is there any chance for us?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi shamim Akhtar,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Rukundo Bright says:

    Thanks very much am Rukundo Bright from Uganda running a non for profit organization purposely to eradicate poverty, am I eligible to apply for the grant? Thanks

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Rukundo Bright,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Allan J Damulira says:

    Hi there,

    My name is Allan. I run an LLC that was borne out of a not-for-profit, after the frustration we found with using that channel to impact society and cause meaningful change. The LLC – Trade For The Future – runs like an NGO, pursuing the same objectives of changing society through enhancing productivity, selfsustinance and promoting trade at a micro level.

    Recently we started a catfish farm in Nyenga, Buikwe district in Central Uganda. The aim is to run a successful pilot farm, then use it a nucleus to mentor and encourage people in the area to take up catfish farming as a way of improving household incomes, improve diets and eliminate hunger.

    Based on that background, I would like to know if we are fundable from this program.

    Allan J Damulira
    Executive Director
    Trade For The Future

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Allan J Damulira,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Mary-jane Ejiofor says:

    Good morning, my name is Mary-jane, is Nigeria eligible to apply? And my NGO is yet to be registered.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Mary-jane Ejiofor,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

    • Avatar Faith says:

      I’m Faith from Nigeria have you applied for the grant my NGO is yet to be registered also

  • Avatar Tony Parker Danso says:

    We are a Food Bank in Guinea-Bissau how can we access funds and technical support to enhance our activities and improve delivery of services to the vulnerable?

  • Avatar lenga jino says:

    thank for this am interested to apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi lenga jino,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar NIMFAS YUSUF says:

    I am Nimfas Yusuf. This information is very vital to my organisation especial for us that are from the North Eastern part of Nigeria. I don’t know if we are eligible to Apply?

  • Avatar NIMFAS YUSUF says:

    I am Nimfas Yusuf. This information above is very vital to my organisation, most especial for us that are from the North Eastern part of Nigeria. I don’t know if we are Eligible to Aplly???

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi NIMFAS YUSUF,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Peter Wiek Kai says:

    I need to apply, as an Organization, Trust Organization for Community Aid Agency (TOCAA) we base in Juba South Sudan with several field site in the Country. Kindly send us the require forms to enable us to apply.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Peter Wiek Kai,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar William Mutseneki says:

    Good morning
    Thanks for the advert, I am in Zimbabwe and have a newly registered organization without funding. Am I eligible for this.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi William Mutseneki,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar William Wol Garang says:

    Hi Sir/Madam,
    My name is William Wol from South Sudan. I am working for street children ministry in South Sudan. It is non profit organization. Many children become orphans and scattered on street due to political war that took place in my Country. Am I eligible to apply for this grant?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi William Wol Garang,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Leratang Lekena says:

    I am a Mosotho woman who has been trying to start a food preservation initiative whereby I could pull a group or groups of women to harvest wild vegetable (which I believe they are very nutritious at minimum cost. These women would generate income in three or more ways, first by selling wild vegetable to me, secondly by learning how to preserve them from me to sell when they are out of season and thirdly, adding value by developing more enhanced recipes from these vegetables. I apply various methods of preservation, the common and most cost effective being ‘solar drying’.

    I would like to know if I can apply for funding to obtain more solar dryers, vegetable cleaning apparatus and packaging materials. There is lucrative market in the off-seasons and in the cities.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Leratang Lekena,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar selvendran says:

    Thank you for the information. we are a farmer producer company registered under the company’s registration act, we produce grains for food if we are supported we can make value added food products which will generate more employment and income to a number of youth and rural unskilled rural job to a large number rural women in production and generate income to each family which will bring down hunger to 0 % whatever the profit we make goes to the producers and the sustainability of the project is assured. we want to know whether we are eligible to apply for indian poor on behalf of our company. selvendran , president , kodai fpo.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi selvendran,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Jimmy Kawaye says:

    Excellent initiative. Innovations are only possible if failure is part of the learning process. I am definitely applying.

  • Avatar Mr. Kollison getee says:

    I am a new up coming organization who have an interest in getting a Grant to help my community.

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  • Avatar Andrew Cheelo Himuunza says:

    Are Cooperatives eligible for this grant? I’m a member of a cooperative society that is in rural Zambia. I would like to apply for my Cooperative. We need to engage in Wetland Rice Production. We need equipment such as tractors, plows, and inputs to venture into Wetland Rice Production

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Andrew Cheelo Himuunza,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Stephane Camara says:

    Dear sir/madam, we are a non-profit charity organization registered in the United States of America/Arizona state, operating in west Africa, Guinea, Sierra Leon and Liberia, seeking partnership, grant with any international institution or donor for potential development in west Africa.

  • Avatar Belinda Kora says:

    Thank you so much for this information.
    I am a volunteer at the grass root level as Human Rights Defender.
    I very much want to apply.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Belinda Kora,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar waleed sabir says:

    hi is this program can be apply in Pakistan?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi waleed sabir,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      Yes, you can apply for this opportunity as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Beatrice Kiarie says:

    Am impressed with FundsNGO work as we are able to get comprehensive information on donar funds and projects online

  • Avatar Vincent lukhele says:

    Hi,
    I am in Swaziland, and interest in opening a factory that will process marula fruits. Guava fruits, mango fruits ,sweet potato,casava, melons and others into products such as Jam, juice, essential oils, etc. The community people will benefit in that they will supply the factory with this local available raw produce and make money by selling to my factory, the excess will save them as available food. I need funding to equipped my factory with equipments for processing.
    Can I be funded?

    Regard
    Vincent lukhele
    Executive director and founder

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Vincent lukhele,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Shelter Arm Organisation - SAO Uganda says:

    good morning team. my name is James from Uganda, we have a local NGO fighting hunger and climate change in Uganda and Africa. we cant access the link, please try to open

  • Avatar Nyangkwe Agien says:

    We started an filling an application form for Gisele Yitamben and it suddenly block at the level: “Please give any further information you think might be helpful for considering your application”
    What do we do?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Nyangkwe Agien,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Nyangkwe Agien Aaron says:

    We cannot submit Gisele Yitamben application. She had completed answering the question: “Please give any further information you think might be helpful for considering your application” and clicked next when the message “An error occured surfaced and the page was not registered. What can she do

    Please contact me inbox for me to send you the link.

    Thanks

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Nyangkwe Agien Aaron,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar antonia garner says:

    we would like to apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Antonia garner,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Zebron Kashiba says:

    Participatory Rural Development centre is dedicated to ending poverty and hunger in rural areas in northern part of Zambia and want to conduct a baseline survey in two districts to asses the poverty situations and come up remedies to address poverty. We ask if we could be funded by your organization

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Zebron Kashiba,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Zebron Kashiba says:

    Want to apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Zebron Kashiba,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar elizabeth says:

    We are marginalized widows and together with our school dropout youth/children are seeking support through our church leadership in Mbale, Uganda, that can enable us to acquire modern farming technologies to help grow, market and have food security for ourselves and empower others women in our region to do the same. We desire also to add value to our farm produce for higher marketability and healthy eating, etc. Other innovations in our group include adult literacy, financial literacy, healthy living, climate change and community development for equipping the young generation to be responsible and accountable to society, etc.

    Can we apply for such a fund?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi elizabeth,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Md Delower Hossain says:

    World Food Programme is inviting applications for its Innovation Accelerator Programme.

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