Competition in Development of Agriculture from Ashoka and Cash Prize Valued 60,000 CHF
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Competition in Development of Agriculture from Ashoka and Cash Prize Valued 60,000 CHF

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Nonprofit organization
Deadline
03 Mar 2020
Study level
Eligible Countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

Ashoka is offering a competition opportunity to innovators from all over the world to present idea pr project about one of the following fields (Urban Areas- Innovations addressing the impacts of urbanization) - (Agricultural Systems- Innovative agricultural systems) (Forests- Nurturing and preserving forests). All winners will receive a cash prize (a total of 60 000 CHF  - 61,033.73 USD - will be distributed among the winners);    

Eligibility:

  1. Be 18 years old or older by the time they apply 
  2. Apply with a project that is already implemented beyond the idea stage (must have implemented at least a pilot) and thus be able to present at least initial evidence of impact  
  3. Have incorporated as a nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid organization, or have a fiscal sponsor 
  4. Be fluent in English and/or French (winners will be expected to engage in activities that require English or French proficiency)  
  5. Only one application per initiative will be accepted.  
  6. Entries will only be accepted in English or French.  

Awards: 

  1. All winners will receive a cash prize (a total of 60 000 CHF  - 61,033.73 USD - will be distributed among the winners);    
  2. All winners will be featured on VITTEL® PR coverage about Challenge results;   
  3. 2 winners will be invited to participate in an Accelerator for Collective Impact with VITTEL®, Nestlé S.A. & Ashoka. 
  4. Receive feedback from Ashoka & VITTEL® & Nestlé S.A. networks 
  5. Become known internally at the Ashoka & VITTEL® & Nestlé S.A. networks  

Evaluation Criteria:

  • IMPACT: Initiatives should also describe the innovation’s potential impact on the future and how they are addressing the root cause of the problem.   
  •  INNOVATION: Leading initiatives will have an original approach, which might involve inventing something new or applying existing approaches in new ways or to a new context.
  •  FINANCIAL & OPERATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY: Applicants must have realistic plans for how to continue creating impact in the long-term through mobilizing resources such as funding, financing, teams, partnerships, or support networks.
  •  ACTIVATING CHANGEMAKERS: The initiative's strategy should include an approach that empowers and multiplies changemakers through inspiring stories, mobilizing and sharing resources or another approach that leads to an increased number of changemakers in the world.  
  • GROWTH & LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL: They must show leadership and team-player skills to influence the field in which they work

About Ashoka:

ASHOKA is the largest platform for social entrepreneurs in the world. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Ashoka has provided stipends, professional support services and connections to a global network of nearly 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs – elected as Ashoka Fellows – in 70 countries. Ashoka is the professional home for entrepreneurial individuals from both the business and social sectors; a platform for the growing global network of people dedicated to creating systemic change.

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