World Food Forum - Innovation Lab



World Food Forum - Innovation Lab

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!

Young researchers interested in eradicating PPR through their innovative research are invited to apply by August 31 by completing this application form.

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

Learn more about the Transformative Research Challenge.

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 31 August
  • Review of applications in September
  • Announcement of winner(s) during the WFF Flagship event on 18 October 2022


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