Alison Blay-Palmer

Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems


Allan Lim Yee Chian

Alpha Biofuels

CEO and Founder

Ama Brandford-Arthur

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Senior Partnerships Officer, Global Engagement, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Division

Anthony Nyong

African Development Bank

Director, Climate Change and Green Growth

Batoul Husseini


Director of Digital Government and Corporate Social Responsibility

Becca Heller

International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Co-founder and Executive Director

Christopher Moehle

The Robotics Hub

Managing Director

David Mikkelsen


Co-founder and Co-CEO

Dr. Erfan Ali

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Regional Representative

Dr. Eun-Ju KIM

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Chief a.i. of Digital Knowledge Hub, BDT/ITU

Dr. Samantha Horseman

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center

Innovation Ecosystem Manager

Dr. Sarah Ghaleb

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center

Head of Business Incubation

Jamie Jones

Relief International

Vice President of Program Development

Jane Meseck

Microsoft Philanthropies

Senior Director, Tech for Social Impact

Keefe Harrison

The Recycling Partnership


Leslie Johnston

Laudes Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

Lina Sergie Attar

Karam Foundation

Founder and CEO

Lisa McAuley

Global Trade Professionals Alliance


Malavika Jain Bambawale

ENGIE Impact

Managing Director and Head of APAC, Sustainability Solutions

Marcia DeLonge

Union of Concerned Scientists

Research Director and Sr. Scientist for the Food and Environment Programme

Marco Kamiya

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Coordinator, ai Urban Economy and Finance Branch UN-HABITAT Global Headquarters in Kenya

Marguerite Nyhan

National University of Ireland - University College Cork

Lecturer, Environmental Engineering

Mariko McTier

Social Innovation Japan

Co-founder and Director

Marita Mitschein


SVP Digital Skills EMEA South

Memedovic Olga

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Deputy Director, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation

Myriam Khoury

Mercy Corps

Vice President of Innovation

Nalini Saligram

Arogya World

Founder and CEO

Oscar Ekponimo

Chowberry Inc

Founder and CEO

Pamela Mar

Fung Group

Director, Sustainability

Penelope Naas


Vice President and District Manager for International Public Affairs and Sustainability

Peter Williams

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction


Philippe Rudaz

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Economic Affairs Officer

Rakesh Bharania

Director, Humanitarian Impact Data

Rana Novack


Global Volunteer Corps for Refugees and CiC, Founder and Program Manager

Robert Hakiza

Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID)

Co-founder and Executive Director

Rupa Ganguli


Founder and CEO

Sanjay Sridhar

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Regional Director - South and West Asia

Seeram Ramakrishna

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Chair of Circular Economy Taskforce

Srdjan Susic

Emirates Nature-WWF

Director, Conservation

Tenzin Seldon

The Plant

Partner & Chief Executive

Venan Sondo

Chaint Afrique GH Ltd.

Co-founder and CEO

Wanjiku Guchu Kimamo

TradeMark East Africa

Director, Sustainable and Inclusive Trade

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)


William Asiko

The Rockefeller Foundation

Managing Director of Africa Region Office

Scoring Criteria


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.

Potential for Impact:

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 


The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Innovative Approach:

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

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