Ashoka's Changemakers Announces New Collaborative Competition on Nu...
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
and Ashoka's Changemakers
have announced "Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation," a new online competition to identify innovative solutions for communities currently lacking access to adequate nutrition or unaware of its benefits.
The competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. The program will consider all entries that demonstrate system-changing solutions that expand and improve nutrition to undernourished populations, and that indicate growth beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research. At a minimum, entries should be at the demonstration stage and indicate success. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
Online competition submissions will be accepted until November 25, 2009. At any time before the deadline, competition participants are encouraged to revise their entries based on questions and insights that they receive in the Changemakers discussion. Participation in the discussion enhances an entrant's prospects in the competition and provides the community and the judges an opportunity to understand the entrant's project more completely.
A panel of judges will select the competition finalists, and the Changemakers community will then vote online to select the three award-winners from the field of finalists. The three finalists will each receive a cash prize of $5,000. Five entrants will also be chosen by GAIN to attend, all-expenses paid, the GAIN Business Alliance Global Forum in May 2010, where they will have the opportunity to present their solutions to investors.
Visit the Changemakers Web site
for complete competition information.
Link to Complete RFP