October 14th - November 11th, 2019 Grand Challenge For Development South & South East Asian Enterprises
The Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge for Development seeks to develop a robust pipeline of innovative enterprises in South/South East Asia that offer solutions that increase sustainable food production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and/or reduce water intensity of the food chain while increasing income for women and men.
WATER AND ENERGY FOR FOOD - GRAND CHALLENGE FOR DEVELOPMENT
This process will aid the rapid operationalization of the Asia Regional Innovation Hub in Bangkok, Thailand, an innovative technical assistance and brokering operation established to support and scale enterprises that operate at the nexus of water and energy for food.
ABOUT THE WATER AND ENERGY FOR FOOD GRAND CHALLENGE FOR DEVELOPMENT
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA - NL) have together launched the $35 million, Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Grand Challenge for Development, a program that:
• Pairs access to funding with acceleration support services
• Seeks to unlock the potential of private capital to drive inclusive growth of enterprises at the WE4F nexus
• Aims to promote access to finance, raise awareness of investment opportunities, lower transaction costs, and mitigate the risk of investments that generate positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
THE SOUTH ASIA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA INNOVATION HUB
USAID has partnered with Intellecap to support the rapid operationalization of the South/South East Asia Innovation Hub by providing a current investment opportunity pipeline and landscape assessment. This assessment focuses on potential enterprises, the capital and technical/advisory services needed to grow and scale these companies, and who is best positioned to provide these services
To support this initiative, we are seeking to identify the most promising and innovative enterprises promoting better utilisation of water and energy for food production.
For queries regarding the challenge or questionnaire, contact our team at: