WE4F Regional Innovation Hub Opportunity

The Water and Energy for Food (“WE4F”) challenge fund is a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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WE4F Seeks M&E Specialist and Knowledge Management & Communications Coordinator

WE4F is seeking an M&E Specialist and a Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator for the USAID unit of the WE4F Secretariat. The USAID secretariat is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support the Water…

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How-To Innovator Guide Unveiled at SOCAP This Month

It is challenging to start a business in mature markets. Now imagine trying to run a business in a rural community in a developing country with poor roads and customers that cannot pay you. Any…

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WE4F Releases Request for Information on Potential Regional Innovation Hub Providers

On October 1, Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge for Development issued a formal request for information (market research purposes only) to explore the capabilities of firms or organizations to establish, support, and/or operate…

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Recipe for Success: Firing Ugandan Kitchens With Natural Waste

SWFF innovator Green Heat provides Ugandan families with clean gas heat from biodegradable waste, offering a healthy, environmentally friendly replacement for wood-burning stoves. Their digester efficiently converts waste into fuel and fertilizer while recycling water back into the system.

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Vietnam’s Homegrown System for Saving Water

SWFF innovator MimosaTEK creates an internet-connected system for precision irrigation, helping farmers save both crops and water. So far, they have installed about 100 systems in Vietnam.

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The Plant-Powered Tank Turning Ugandans into Fish Farmers

Water Governance Institute’s Aquaponics system is helping households generate food and income — and bringing nutritious fish to a region that needs it.

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Getting Water Up the Mountainside: How the Barsha Pump Utilizes Nepal’s 6,000 Rivers to Power Irrigation

In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation is a challenge. To solve it, SWFF innovator aQysta developed the “Barsha pump” — a low-cost, low-maintenance, hydro-powered pump that helps small farmers irrigate their fields up to two kilometers away with up to 43,000 liters of water per day.

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WE4F Looks to Create “Enabling Environment” for Innovators and Stakeholders

On June 5th at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Grand Challenge announced the formation of Regional Innovation Accelerators. WE4F is a merger of two global Grand Challenge programs managed…

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WE4F Taps the Power of Innovation for Water, Energy, and Food Sustainability

By the year 2030, the global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion—almost one billion more than our current population of 7.6 billion, a number which has already increased sevenfold over the past 200 years….

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