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    Apply: IGNITE Food Systems Challenge

    Deadline: 31 March, 2023

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with Impact Hub Kigali (IHK), has announced a call for participation in the second edition of the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda.

    The IGNITE Food Systems Challenge supports the scaling of innovative startups and cooperatives with commercially viable solutions to address gaps in the food system.


    • Up to $30,000 in equity-free funding per venture
    • Four months of curated technical support to strengthen skills and address business gaps
    • Receive a tailored curriculum and connect directly with experts and mentors
    • Connections to potential investors and leverage WFP’s strong network of public, private, and government partners


    • Applicant must possess a valid registration/certificate of incorporation for operating in Rwanda and at least one year of operation
    • Have proof of a revenue-generating business (total turnover in the case of cooperatives) of at least the equivalent of U.S.$5,000 for the full year of 2022
    • Be a team of at least three full-time members dedicated to the MSME/cooperative, including the founding team
    • At least 50 percent of founding and/or senior management team must be from Rwanda/East Africa
    • The entity must have existing key operations in Rwanda

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo is passionate about Africa, he's also a writer in areas of good governance, environmental sustainability, child education, and gender equality. He also doubles as a content writer, student, Pan-Africanist and Certified Google Digital marketer.

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