Do you have a research-backed innovation addressing food security? Apply for funding and mentorship from the WFP Ignite SEED Innovation Programme before 9 October 2023.

The World Food Program Ignite Innovation Hub invites early-stage innovators with research-backed ideas in the food systems to apply for the Ignite SEED Innovation Programme. The ten-month Program aims to help innovators develop and scale their solutions to address food security and improve climate resilience for local communities.

Selected participants will receive the following benefits:

  • Mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and food systems experts
  • Access to WFP’s network of partners and stakeholders
  • Funding to support prototyping, testing, and scaling their solutions
  • Training and workshops on business development, marketing, and fundraising

Interested participants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Have a research-backed idea or invention in the food systems sector
  • Have at least two team members based in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, or Somalia
  • Be interested in transforming their idea into a venture
  • Be passionate about disrupting food systems to achieve zero hunger
  • Be available for program activities for the duration of the innovation program, including in-person and online sessions
  • Female entrepreneurs and non-academic innovators are specifically encouraged to apply

Innovators interested in the Program must submit a proposal outlining their idea, team, and how they plan to use the Program to scale their solution. To apply, visit: Application form