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WFP IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2022


Applications are open for the WFP IGNITE Food Systems Challenge Rwanda 2022. Apply to receive up to US $50,000 in equity-free funding, mentorship and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organization.

WFP IGNITE Food Systems Challenge Advertisement

  • Position(s): Several
  • Applications closing Date: February 6, 2022
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Application Type: Challenge
  • Company Name: WFP IGNITE Food Systems


  • Funding: Apply to receive up to $50,000 in equity-free funding.
  • 6 months acceleration support: Benefit from technical support to strengthen your skills and address any gaps in your business, with a tailored made curriculum and direct connections to experts and mentors.
  • Networking and exposure: You will be able to tap into and leverage WFP’s strong network of public, private, and government partners.


  • Your entity must possess a valid registration/certificate of incorporation for operating in Rwanda;
  • Have proof of a revenue-generating business (total turnover in the case of cooperatives) of at least the equivalent of $5,000 USD for the year 2020-21;
  • Be a team of at least 3 full-time members dedicated to the SME/cooperative, including the founding team;
  • At least 50% of your founding and/or senior management team must be from Rwanda/East Africa;
  • The entity must have key operations in Rwanda;
  • Ventures that are women-led and/or have taken demonstrated action towards promoting women in their supply chain are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

They will select based on the following criteria:

  • Level of innovation: the solution solves a food challenge in an innovative way.
  • Impact: the solution has a strong impact on strengthening food systems.
  • Financial sustainability: the venture has a clear business model and is financially sustainable.
  • Level of traction: the venture shows traction and demonstrates impact already.
  • Scalability: the venture has a strong potential to be scaled up
  • Team: The team combines the right experience and demonstrates a commitment to scale the solution.

How to Apply

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