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Submissions, commenting and voting for SOCAP Open 2016 is now closed.

If you submitted, thank you for sending us your ideas for SOCAP Open! If you missed the deadline this year, you’ll have your chance again in 2017!

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Bridget Brennan, PATH

The impact of climate change is stressing arable land and water resources, which will increasingly impact food systems, particularly for the most vulnerable populations. We know it’s possible to respond effectively to these challenges by recognizing and drawing on the interconnected components of climate, agriculture, nutrition, health, and women’s empowerment. Learn how PATH and partners are harnessing new agile and entrepreneurial approaches to nutrition and food security: from new vaccines that protect laying hens to the nutritional value of certain traditional foods (hint: insects).
Africa, Asia, country context, design, economic development, environment, Food and Agriculture, global, health, Inclusive Entrepreneurship, innovation, research, technology
Katharine Kreis, PATH
Leslie Ziegler, Bitty Foods; Heather Tallis, The Nature Conservancy; Elanco; Heifer International; Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation; Peiman Milani, PATH

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2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.