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Call for Innovators - Apply by 4 February 2019

It is enough. For Everyone.

End 2018 with an exciting challenge to solve today´s most pressing social issues: Hunger and Social Injustice. Join other innovators and submit your application for the Social Innovation Challenge in Africa and Asia by 4th February 2019. Civil Society Academy in partnership with Impact Hub is looking for extraordinary innovators with a passion for Zero Hunger and Social Justice.

Let 2019 be the change you want to see. Let us change the world together!

Social Innovation Challenge 2019

Zero Hunger can be achieved by 2030 if:

  • Governments and the international community do significantly more to guarantee rights and essential public services for everyone. This includes specifically gender, land and labour rights as well as public services related to health, nutrition, and basic benefits for the most vulnerable groups.​

  • Together we innovate, transfer and scale solutions that help guaranteeing such rights and improve the access, quality and accountability of public services.

Our challenges to you

Challenge 1:

How might we support rural women and their families to access public services that truly help them escape hunger and injustice?

Challenge 2:

How might we support social activists and concerned citizens to become more powerful in combating hunger and injustice?

Take action

Submit your application by 4th February 2019 to receive up to Euros 40,000 to develop, refine, and test your project in the field. With cross-disciplinary support from the local and international industry, civil society, community-based organizations, and humanitarian agencies, you will have all the needed tools to unleash your innovative potential and realize your ideas. In addition to exposure to applying methodologies such as lean start-up and human-centered design, teams will also get a chance to be hosted by Impact Hub in their cities, giving them access to a global network of like-minded socially driven innovators and the ability to further accelerate their projects.

Wait no longer. Apply today!

Innovation at Civil Society Academy

We champion and advocate for a just and equal world, and spend all our time harnessing the superpower abilities of social pioneers, innovators, and civil society leaders to fast-track radical system transformation. Being a fast-growing social start-up ourselves initiated by Welthungerhilfe in 2014, we know the transformative power of ideas and what it takes to bring them to life. Over the years we have also developed a strong reputation for strengthening and deepening local participative social innovation processes and championing the role of the third sector in radical system transformation discourses.

Download Poster here.

Please note: The initial application deadline was 25th January 2019 and has been extended to 4th February 2019.


About the Author:

Ayanda Ntombela is an Innovation champion with big dreams of a world without Hunger, where personal dignity is valued and all can live their best lives. He strongly believes that only through fundamental disruptive innovation can radical system change in our life come to fruition. Working alongside other dedicated social pioneers at the interception between private, public and third sector, he advocates and prototypes social innovations with exponential impact. He currently works for German NGO powerhouse Welthungerhilfe and is mostly seen in and around Berlin.

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