Wanted: Startups and innovations tackling the climate crisis and hunger

Hunger in a world that’s warming up

Ethiopia, 2022: Pastoralists in the vast lowland region of South Omo have suffered from drought for several months forcing them to travel long distances in search of water. Photo: WFP/Michael Tewelde.

WFP Innovation Challenge 2022

New application deadline: 30 June 2022

  • ANTICIPATE: Pre-positioned finance and preventive action before disasters strike.
  • RESTORE: Nature-based solutions and climate-resilient infrastructure.
  • ENERGIZE: Promoting sustainable energy solutions in schools and communities.
  • PROTECT: Climate risk insurance as safety nets for food-insecure populations.
Bangladesh, 2021: Thousands of people were left fending tidal waters up to 14 feet high as Cyclone Yaas washed away crops and fish. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud.

What is in it for me?

Loreen from Masvingo, Zimbabwe, remembers how her village used to struggle to get water. WFP enabled her community to build a dam, which improved farming activities and the availability of nutritious food. Photo: WFP/Samantha Reinders.

Start your online application now

  • Read the full Call for Applications for more information on our current innovation priorities and the application process.
  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for tips.
  • Learn how we help innovators go from idea to implementation in humanitarian operations.
  • Explore WFP’s innovation portfolio in the WFP Innovation Accelerator’s 2021 Year In Review for more inspiration.



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WFP Innovation Accelerator

WFP Innovation Accelerator

Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.