Austria and WFP collaborate to source and scale-up innovative ideas for health and well-being in Africa

Brainstorming during an Innovation Bootcamp (2020, Germany). Photo: WFP.
Bernhard Kowatsch discusses global hunger at the Munich office of World Food Programme’s Munich office.
Watch Bernhard Kowatsch on ProSieben’s Galileo discussing global hunger funding & innovation (in German)

“With the Kofi Annan Award for Innovation in Africa, we are bringing to the fore promising social entrepreneurs with sustainable business models and excellent, innovative health solutions. We now look forward to catalyzing the most promising innovations with full active support, and scaling their societal value.” — Bernhard Kowatsch, World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator.

The two primary sources of innovation applications were Western Africa (43.6%) and Eastern Africa (33.3%)
Innovations addressing essential health services comprised almost half of all innovation submissions (48%)
Deep thoughts inside an Innovation Bootcamp. Photo: WFP/Emanuel Feruzi.

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