World Vision’s Agricultural Innovation Challenge – Ethiopia
Deadline: 20 June 2020
World Vision has issued an Agricultural Innovation challenge to solve – and innovators come up with ideas.
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This year’s Social Innovation Challenge is centered around agriculture in the community of the Enemay Woreda (District), East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.
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This Challenge offers several opportunities to adopt applicable approaches and to contribute to the advanced practices and livelihood of smallholders in Bichena. A few of the ways that an innovative solution could address the issues in the Enemay Woreda are outlined below.
Productivity Increase – Smallholder farmers can produce more products though applying better agricultural practices and using the existing potential of the Woreda.
Existing Resources – The Woreda has a huge population of human resources, rivers and visible water tables that are reliable sources for irrigation. Farmers can produce twice per year if applicable solutions are designed.
Market Opportunity – Farmers could have more sources of income either from their products or from other off-farming activities than they currently have.
Employment Opportunity – Potential solutions could provide additional skills and techniques that can generate additional employment for farmers and/or rural youths.
Technology – New technology could be introduced to address the challenges of productivity caused by a high population and shortage of farming land.
Sustainability – This project can be sustained even after World Vision’s support phases out.
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The Finalists will undergo the Social Innovation Boot Camp to help them refine their ideas before the Final Pitch Round. The Finalists and WV will agree upon a suitable commencement date for the sessions.
The top two applicants selected as the winners will receive 11,000 USD together. In other words, they will receive 6,500 and 4,500 USDs respectively. However, the share might be based on the best solution selected by Judging Panel. Which means prize share between winners can be decided by judging panels based on the given criteria and points which are mentioned in the briefs to be given high attentions/ considerations.
Aside from giving out cash prizes, World Vision will also fundraise for the implementation of the winning solutions and provide technical support and advisory services, but fundraising and implementing the solution is not obligatory to WV.
Individuals may only join one team. Only one entry is allowed per individual, team or organisation. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Fraudulent entries will be declared invalid. Both online and offline applications are accepted and offline application will uploaded to the website by WV.
All Teams are responsible for ensuring that any material they provide to WV or post on the Online Challenge Platform Site, including but not limited to text, photographs, video and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is used with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.
By submitting an Entry, each individual or Team represents and warrants that they have all right, title and/or interest in the materials submitted and the information it contains is accurate and complete, and that by submitting the Entry the Team is not and will not be violating any contract or third party rights including any patent, copyright, trade secret, proprietary or confidential information, trade-mark, publicity or privacy right. Only applicants will be responsible for any misused information/ inputs that they have used in the Entry.
By entering this Competition, each member of each Team agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless WV, its affiliated organizations, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Competition, and/or participation in the Award.
WV assumes no responsibility for garbled, lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mails or any computer errors or malfunctions.
WV does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof.
For more information, visit https://challenge.worldvision.ca/en/challenge/agricultural-innovation/