Water & Energy for Food – Open Call for Innovations 

Type of project:  Currently, WE4F has three regional Open Calls for Innovations (OCFI) in the Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Southern and Central Africa. WE4F’s O-CFIs will foster innovations that enhance food security, water security, renewable energy usage, and sustainable water usage in their respective regions. Individual OCFI awards will receive support in the form of technical assistance, investment facilitation, enabling ecosystem support, and grants. The awarded innovators will match the grant amount by at least 100%. All O-CFIs are now accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Location: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility: Applicants must be legally registered in at least one of the above countries. WE4F is open to legally incorporated/registered for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations or academic institutions with a proven business model, recurring sales, an existing customer base, and the ability to generate revenue and maintain a self-sustaining operational budget.

Grant size: $40,000 – $250,000

Apply: Calls for Innovations and Prizes – SCA – Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (we4f.org)