World Food Programme Innovation – Call for Applications


Call for Innovations:

Conflict, climate change, poverty and the impacts of COVID-19 have placed 265 million people in low- and middle-income countries under severe food insecurity. We’ve launched the global WFP Innovation Challenge 2020 in search of cutting-edge ideas to end hunger.

This year’s campaign challenges us to find bold solutions to fight hunger in the following priority areas:


  • COVID-19 emergency response
  • Local food security and market access for smallholder farmers
  • Sustaining and creating livelihoods
  • Affordable, nutritious diets and awareness
  • Appropriate energy solutions along the food value chain


Of course we are open to other innovative ideas, too. Successful teams will be invited to the WFP Innovation Bootcamp in November 2020 and may be eligible for up to US $100,000 in equity-free funding, hands-on support and mentorship, and access to a global network of experts.


The WFP Innovation Challenge seeks projects that recognize the importance of gender equality in achieving Zero Hunger, as well as projects that are led by women and have diverse teams. Promoting gender equality in WFP’s work enables food security and nutrition for all.


Submit your applications here by September 14, 2020.