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Food in emergencies – A global impact challenge

The World Food Programme (WFP) and Singularity University are working together to host a special Global Impact Challenge aimed at eliminating world hunger by 2030. This partnership offers applicants a unique combination of Silicon Valley exponential thinking and global expertise in food assistance and humanitarian response. It's time to harness the combined power of exponential technology and innovative thinking to end hunger once and for all!

Context/Objectives

The organisers are looking for your ideas, your vision, your bright bold brainwaves. Do you think you have a solution? A clever concept that allows people living in the most difficult conditions to produce nutritious food? A technology you’ve dreamt up that will quickly restore livelihoods and dignity in the midst of despair?

This will challenge you to design a low-cost, scalable solution that enables severely marginalized people to support their (five-member, on average) household food and nutrition needs in a sustainable manner that lowers their dependence on aid.

Shortlisted winners will be invited to a bootcamp at the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany, where they'll work on developing their ideas using lean startup and human-centered design methods, combined with WFP field expertise. The bootcamp will be hosted 18-21 April 2017.

Following the bootcamp, one team (with a maximum of two members) will move on and secure a full sponsorship to attend Singularity University's prestigious Global Solutions Program (GSP) hosted from 17 June to 17 August 2017, on the SU campus at the NASA Ames Research Center.