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Transformative Research Challenge

PPR Special Prize

01 - Prize overview

FAO’s Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Secretariat and the World Food Forum (WFF) Innovation Labs are joining hands for the first Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) PPR Special Prize. This research challenge aims to inspire innovation and find sustainable research approaches to combat and eliminate animal diseases, in particular PPR.

PPR is a highly contagious viral disease currently present in nearly 70 countries in the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Asia. The eradication of PPR is technically possible, as long as resources are available for accurate diagnosis, surveillance, vaccination and cooperation between all stakeholders. This prize invites researchers from affected countries to provide their innovative solutions to achieve this!

Learn more about the Terms and conditions of the PPR Special Prize.

02 - Three reasons to participate in the PPR Special Prize

  • Funding: Selected participants will receive a research grant of up to USD 10 000;
  • Networking: The WFF will provide a platform for global youth to showcase innovative research ideas and approaches to a global audience. Participants will be part of the respective WFF alumni network; winning researchers will be announced during the TRC Innovation Awards in October 2022;
  • Visibility: Selected participants will be recognized and announced during the TRC Innovation Awards in October 2022.

03 - Timeline of the Prize

  • Announcement of the Prize, 1 August
  • Accepting applications from 1 August to 10 September
  • Review of applications in September
  • Announcement of winner(s) during the WFF flagship event on 18 October 2022

    News

    World Food Forum 2022: Innovation Lab Highlights
    World Food Forum 2022: Innovation Lab Highlights
    08/11/2022

    During the WFF annual flagship event, the Innovation Lab hosted its Transformative Research Challenge Finals, the Startup Innovation Awards finals, a Private Sector Innovation Afternoon and a Masterclass on Sustainable Packaging, and launched an Innovation Alliance with Wageningen University & Research.

    World Food Forum and Wageningen University & Research announce exciting collaboration plans aimed at empowering young innovators
    World Food Forum and Wageningen University & Research announce exciting collaboration plans aimed at empowering young innovators
    03/11/2022

    During this year's WFF Transformative Research Challenge finals, the World Food Forum (WFF) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) announced future collaboration plans.

    Transformative Research Challenge Winners Announced
    Transformative Research Challenge Winners Announced
    18/10/2022

    The second day of the five-day WFF Flagship event was devoted to innovation, and began with young researchers pitching their projects at the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) Finals.

    Winners Announced for 2022 Transformative Research Challenge “Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Special Prize”
    Winners Announced for 2022 Transformative Research Challenge “Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Special Prize”
    18/10/2022

    The World Food Forum (WFF) and the Animal Health team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced the 2022 winners for the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC)’s PPR Special Prize.

     

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