GRP Innovation Challenge

Surfacing resilience solutions at the intersection of Food & Water Security, Peace & Stability, and Disaster Resilience

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an Innovation Challenge designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience. We are looking for applications from organisations working on innovative solutions to build resilience at the intersection between three strategic areas:

Peace & Stability

Food & Water Security

Disaster Resilience

Innovations must be designed for the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, South Asia or Southeast Asia.

The potential scope of the innovations may be broad and can include product, services, technologies, methodologies, partnerships, or approaches.

The challenge is open to organisations across public, private, local civil society, international NGOs, and academia as well applications from individual entities or consortia. Both experienced implementers as well as start-ups are eligible to apply.

Challenge winners will receive mentorship support for a period of three months, technical advice, and media coverage through GRP’s communication team. They will also participate in an innovation workshop designed to “bring ideas to life and scale”, a Leadership Academy course facilitated by subject matter experts, and have the opportunity to network with potential funders. 

Download the application form and guidance notes for submissions here. Deadline for final applications is 5 March 2019.