World Food Forum - Innovation Lab

Innovation
Lab

#worldfoodforum

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

    News

    The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
    The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
    05/07/2022

    The World Food Forum (WFF) partnered with I4NATURE to promote Youth World Milk Day with an online event that brought together young dairy farmers, dairy experts, students and activists to discuss paths forward to create a sustainable future for the dairy industry.

    World Food Forum and Extreme Tech Challenge Celebrate Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022
    16/06/2022

    The World Food Forum (WFF) together with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) will present the 2022 Sustainable Gastronomy Day Celebration on 18 June 2022! Over two live Zoom events, they will bring together chefs and innovative startups with sustainability at he

    WFF Contributes to Youth Assembly and Policy Paper at Stockholm+50
    10/06/2022

    From 2 - 3 June 2022, the WFF joined forces with youth across sectors and around the world in the self-organized Youth Task Force, which convened at the Stockholm+50 Youth Assembly two days before the official conference hosted by UN Environment. The Yout

    World Food Forum and Extreme Tech Challenge launch 2022 ‘Startup Innovation Awards’ at Stockholm+50 Side Event
    08/06/2022

    The World Food Forum (WFF) and Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) have launched the second annual WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by XTC. The launch was preceded by a Stockholm+50 associated event on 2 June, entitled “Agrifood Tech Innovations for a Healthy Planet: Creating opportunities and empowering the next generation of agripreneurs".

     

    Need more information?

     

    Let’s create a better food future, together.
    Be part of the solution.

    WFF Innovation Lab track in collaboration with