Description/achievement of initiative
The Big Data Innovation Challenge is a global call to find big data solutions that address issues pertaining to the nexus of food security and nutrition and Forestry and Watersheds. The challenge is open until Nov 9 2016 to individuals, students and entrepreneurs as well as start-ups, university labs, private companies, nonprofits and public sector agencies legally established in member countries of the World Bank Group.
The winners will be presented with funds and knowledge exchange opportunities to help position their solutions with development agencies that can benefit from scaling their solutions into institutional and country systems.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
An Advisory Council
World Bank, World Economic Forum, UN Global Pulse, NASA