The World Bank’s Agriculture Observatory, in conjunction with the Disaster Risk Financing and the Disaster Risk Management teams, and with the support of Draper University has launched three Agriculture Risk innovation challenges to harness new technology and data to address the agriculture and food security risks in Southern Africa. These innovations can impact the lives of millions of people across Africa and around the world.
The Agriculture Risk Innovation Challenge is supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and The State and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF). Partners in this effort include: Gro Intelligence, Accenture, African Development Bank, InnMind, Georgetown University, and the Platform for Agriculture Risk Management (PARM).
This webinar will take place over three consecutive days from 21 to 23 April, being always at the same time. It will present expert discussions and the selection of top innovators, who will be facing a high-level panel of experts (Grand Jury) from the World Bank, IFC, private investors, academia and Government officials from Southern Africa in a shark-tank style format.