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Social Innovation Challenge. It is Enough. For Everyone.

Call for Innovators - Apply by 25 January 2019

Social Innovation Challenge. It is Enough. For Everyone.

Monday December 10, 2018,

3 min Read

According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 by FAO and four other UN agencies, more than 800 million people still go hungry to bed every day. Undernutrition contributes to the death of 3 million children under the age of 5 years every year (UNICEF). At the same time, social injustice is a rising threat to the vision of an inclusive, free and diverse society where everyone can live up to their potentia

Challenge the status quo

We believe that innovation is the key to unlock new promising ideas to combat hunger and social injustice.

Civil Society Academy, in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe and Impact Hub, is looking for out-of-the-box thinkers and innovators with a passion for Zero Hunger and Social Justice. Join other innovators and submit your application for the Social Innovation Challenge in Africa and Asia by 25th January 2019.

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

Watch video: Social Innovation Challenge 2019

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 online application along with a video of max. 3 min or a mood board by 25th January 2019 to receive up to Euros 40,000 to develop, refine and test your project in the field. With cross-disciplinary support from 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.

The Video or Mood Board should address these criteria:

  • Your understanding of Zero Hunger in the context of social justice
  • Your target group and your ideas or approaches to solve their social justice issues
  • The potential impact of your ideas of solutions on social justice & zero hunger
  • Your or your team's capacity

Wait no longer. Apply today!


For more information, we are offering two info sessions. The next one will be on 20th December, 2019 @ 10:00 am German Time

To join the Meeting: https://bluejeans.com/290636155/ Dial in via phone: + (Germany; see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/numbers) & Enter Conference ID : 290636155

Info Session 3:

On 9th January, 2019 @ 10:00 am German Time

To join the Meeting: https://bluejeans.com/366973412/ Dial in via phone: http://bluejeans.com/numbers & Enter Conference ID : 366973412

Get in touch: [email protected]

Visit: Social Innovation Challenge 2019