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.
LATAM 4WEF Matchmaking Demo Day - Coming soon!
Where: Mexico City
When: 30th March, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gekori is a consulting company specialized in geothermal project development
Our solution addresses one of the biggest challenges in the agricultural industry, the inefficient use of water and energy; where using open technology and a custom Machine Learning pipeline, we provide a platform that allows medium-sized farmers and ranchers to analyze and better understand their data to maximize efficiency and productivity while reducing their water and energy consumption.
We solve the problem of rising feed costs by providing technological equipment to help farmers generate circular economies from the use of organic waste to produce protein.
The agricultural/agro-industrial sector must become more sustainable and efficient. That is why Lynks brings TRANSPARENCY-TRAZABILITY-INTELLIGENCE to all processes involved with water resources, applying technologies such as IOT/BI/Analytics in order to facilitate the sustainable use of resources, maximize the efficiency of machinery in the field and make effective control of personnel and processes.
Who can apply? Young Entrepreneurs
9 of November, 2022
Close of applications
26 of December of 2022
December 27 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