The Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program (DHIAP) is in search of scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches towards the creation of global goods. The solutions must have a focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities and speeding up demand-driven vaccine distribution and the recovery of communities and health systems in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
DHIAP will select mature start-ups and solution providers that already have a presence in any of the target countries. These innovators will receive financial, technical, and methodological support from the WFP Innovation Accelerator and other partners as they enter the six-month WFP Sprint Programme.
DHIAP, which was launched in 2021, is powered by the WFP Innovation Accelerator and BMZ digilab – the innovation lab for digital solutions, initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with GIZ, the German Development Bank KfW, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
We are looking for digitally-powered solutions that can contribute to building pandemic preparedness capabilities in selected countries: Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Please refer to the country-specific Call for Innovation overview documents for more details on the application topics, as well as solutions’ desired features, capabilities and any additional requirements.
Please note that the priority application topics are country specific, however if you feel your solution can contribute towards building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in aforementioned countries, yet does not strictly fall under one of the specified priority application topics, you are still welcome to apply.
If you want to apply for multiple challenge areas or geographies, we encourage you to send separate applications for the relevant categories. If you know a relevant project for us to consider, please let us know by filling out this Referral Submission Form.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator has a track record of organizing over 40 flagship innovation bootcamps, supporting over 400 teams to rapidly refine their innovations, field testing over 100 projects, and bringing disruptive innovations to scale, reaching 9 million people in 2021 alone.
Hands-on support & access to network
Funding, coaching & mentorship
|Selected ventures will be invited to participate in a fully virtual WFP Innovation Bootcamp in November 2022.||Selected ventures will be invited to apply to the WFP Sprint Programme – a six-month acceleration program with access to up to US$ 250,000 in equity-free funding, coaching, and mentorship support from a global network of relevant partners in the public health space.||Mature solutions that have proven their concept, scale, and value for social impact may qualify for further fundi|