IMPLEMENTED BY GIZ, CO FUNDED BY EU AND BMZ AND THE NEXUS REGIONAL DIALOGUES PROGRAMME
Empowering youth innovators and SMEs to develop solutions for Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia in water, energy, and food security challenges
The Water, Energy & Food Security (WEF) Innovation Lab is designed to be the youth-centered workshop for innovation and development of endogenous technology solutions, guided by the WEF technology needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and aligned with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of participants' host countries. Through an action-based learning component, SAFEEM will bring together youth representatives, the future generation leading changes in WEF local issues with remarking background of community leaders and early Changemakers with SMEs (including AgriBusiness and other related companies) and WEF Technology experts from the key network allies in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore innovative design thinking tools for enhanced WEF action/projects in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Who can apply? Young Entrepreneurs
Small and medium size business are invited!
Criteria for SMEs:
*Any business industry that tackles one of the WEF challenges.
9 of November, 2022
Close of applications
9 of December of 2022
12 of December of 2022
December 20 of 2022
January 11-13 of 2023
January 16 - March 10 , 2023
Latam4WEF Matchmaking / Demo Day (ONSITE)
March 23 of 2023
During Demo Day, the last day of the Innovation Labs, Jury Members will use these criteria to choose the groups of startups that will continue into the next stage of the program. Also, the application of the WEF values will be taken into consideration for eligibility.
The Water, Energy & Food Security Resource Platform is an independent information and facilitating platform developed within the framework of the Global Programme „Nexus Regional Dialogues”, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH jointly funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. We are working towards mainstreaming the Nexus dialogue on water, energy and food security in high-level regional policy dialogues, investment decisions and within global development policy. Our Programme implements the Nexus Regional Dialogues, which support regional stakeholders to operationalize the WEF Nexus concept into policy recommendations and pilot projects.MORE DETAILS
SAFEEM (Swiss Association For Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets) is an independent, non-profit organization based in Geneva that was created to support entrepreneurs in emerging markets. SAFEEM believes that entrepreneurship, especially when technology-based, can be a powerful means of poverty reduction through economic empowerment. SAFEEM is committed to entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions for the pressing global challenges the world is now facing.MORE DETAILS