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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

A major objective of the new Sustainable Development Goals is to encourage a more integrated approach to addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges. Adopting sustainable food production that also improves health can mitigate crises like under-nutrition and create new sources of income that reduce the need for environmentally destructive activities. The intersection of health, livelihoods, and the environment is especially critical when it comes to nutrition. This session will highlight how innovative approaches to meeting the nutrition needs of local populations as well as expanding their financial security, can ultimately lead to conservation, improved health outcomes, and economic growth.
Africa, Asia, country context, design, economic development, environment, Food and Agriculture, global, health, Inclusive Entrepreneurship, innovation
Katharine Kreis, PATH
Leslie Ziegler, Bitty Foods; Heather Tallis, The Nature Conservancy; The Gold Standard; Schmidt Family Foundation; Manjari Lal, PATH; 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.