CGIAR/WFP Stability and Peace Accelerator Programme 2024 (Up to $3,000 Grant) | How to Apply Now

The CGIAR/WFP Stability-and-Peace Accelerator Programme 2024 is now accepting applications. This initiative, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, addresses the pressing global challenge of hunger and malnutrition, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAs), where over 1.5 billion people are at risk of food insecurity and livelihood threats.

CGIAR/WFP Stability-and-Peace Accelerator Programme

CGIAR/WFP Stability and Peace Accelerator Programme

The “Stability-and-Peace Accelerator Programme” aims to discover and scale high-impact innovations that strengthen food, land, and water systems (FLWS) in these vulnerable regions.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers are encouraged to submit groundbreaking solutions that enhance resilience, ensure food and nutrition security, promote climate adaptability, and contribute to social cohesion and sustainability in conflict and fragile areas.

Key program benefits

  • A six-month Sprint acceleration program that includes business-oriented training, mentoring, and science-based technical assistance from the WFP Innovation Accelerator.
  • Access to the research network of CGIAR, the world’s largest publicly funded research-for-development organization.
  • In-country strategy workshop to kick off implementation.
  • US$30,000 equity-free grant for each winning innovation with a proven sustainable business model and scaling plan.
  • Exposure to national and international funders.
  • Post-acceleration support.

Eligibility criteria

  • Organizations must be established legal entities (for-profit, not-for-profit, social business, NGO, INGO).
  • Presence or willingness to build a presence in one of the four countries of implementation (Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, or Yemen).
  • Innovation addresses priority areas related to pressing challenges faced in the humanitarian space of the country of implementation.
  • Innovation has reached the minimum viable product stage and is gearing up for scale with a clear pathway and potential plan for implementation during the six-month Sprint with available funding.
  • Strong intentions to collaborate with relevant humanitarian stakeholders, build relationships with CGIAR country offices, and connect with innovation ecosystems.
  • Demonstrated need for research and development for the conceptual and commercial development of the innovation.

Evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Level of innovation/innovativeness: The solution is novel, innovative, and has a strong social impact regarding the mentioned themes.
  • Relevance to the context: The solution addresses at least one priority area, is suitable for at least one of the four country contexts, and provides concrete solutions to end-users/target beneficiaries.
  • Sustainability and scalability of the solution: The solution presents a clear business model and sustainable revenue model.
  • Quality of the team: Proven competence, technical coherence, commitment, motivation, entrepreneurial mindset, diverse and inclusive team.
  • Clearly defined needs: The solution has an area of expansion or improvement, which can be saturated through venture and capacity building as well as research and development.

Application deadline

The application deadline is February 16, 2024

How to Apply

To apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.

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