BRIDGING THE GAPS

ORIBI, Wakanda and the Southern Africa Food Lab have co-developed an entrepreneurship and rapid innovation challenge to eradicate risks of accelerated food insecurity in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, in 21 days!

#BridgingTheGaps

 21 days to rethink the food system

A team effort to co-create sustainable and disruptive non-healthcare & food solutions facing the COVID-19 crisis. A challenge to bring collective thinking and the power of technology to drive, develop and fast track innovations that ensure people have enough food on the table – today and tomorrow.

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The winners

Among 90 participants and 15 final projects submitted, our 2 winners of #BridgingTheGaps are Food Flow ZA and Order Kasi. Have a look at their achievements:

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Beneficiary communities

30

Farmers supported

250

R1M

Raised through donation

and Paid out to farmers

19

Job created

15%

Of sales goes to the driver

R350

Average income/day

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Check our webinars

All along the challenge, the participants had access to mentorship sessions, online debates, case studies and webinars. Watch them again for free here:

  •  Webinar #1 - How can collective action unlock solutions  for the SA food System in the context of the COVID-19 crisis?

  •  Webinar #2 - How can food businesses adapt to emerging consumers' behaviours, in the context of the COVID-19 crisis?

  •  Webinar #3 - Food system: How can we activate solutions  and effectively reach out to consumers after the lockdown?

  •  Webinar #4 - Food Talk: Focus on two successful social businesses

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Established in 2009 as part of the University of Stellenbosch, the Southern Africa Food Lab promotes creative responses to the problem of hunger through multistakeholder dialogue and action.

Wakanda « Food Forever » is a leader in disrupting the food industry by ushering in a new age of food creatives faced with unemployment, lack of education and infrastructure as barriers into the food industry.

What's next?

Help us to tackle food insecurity: join our community of changemakers and apply for our incubation program! Click below to know everything: