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Action roadmap: Eatsafe Food Safety Innovation Challenge

What: Action roadmap

Where: Remote, Nigeria and Ehtiopia

Hosted by: USAID, Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (GAIN), SUNBusiness Network, Innovative Food Systems Solution (IFSS) Portal Initiative

When: May-October 2022

Who: 40 young entrepreneurs and innovators (20 from Nigeria, 20 from Ethiopia)

Aim: To empower EatSafe Innovation Challenge participants with a structured approach - the Backcasting tool - to enhance the social and environmental impact of their food safety solutions in traditional markets of Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Key takeaways

  1. The process empowered participants to systematically plan their solutions, identifying barriers and essential elements.
  2. Through backcasting, finalists developed clear "pathway-to-impact" maps, guiding them on what, when, and how to implement solutions while engaging necessary stakeholders for success.
  3. The backcasting process provided  participants  solutions with enhanced innovation potential for significant societal and environmental impact.

More info: GAIN report, blog