Unilever's TRANSFORM programme
Building on ABIS annual Knowledge into Action Forum 2019 with the cooperation of Unilever at their International Management Training Centre Four Acres on May 22, Unilever is looking for inspiring solutions within their open challenge under the TRANSFORM funding programme which is directly connected to the KIAF breakout session with Chris Loxley, Project Leader R&D at Unilever on ENABLING ACCESS TO SAFE WATER IN EMERGING MARKETS.
Unilever is looking for innovative solutions that fit within one of TRANSFORM’s five thematic pillars:
- Sanitation & Hygiene - sustainable sanitation solutions for the poor by improving marketing and demand creation.
- Water - solutions that improve access to, and consumption of, safe water through brand reach, behaviour change and technology.
- Health & Wellbeing - digitally-enabled businesses that address multiple health and wellbeing needs by promoting supply and demand, with a focus on women and youth.
- Rural Livelihoods - working across rural value chains to test new business models and generate insights to improve rural lives and livelihoods through entrepreneurship.
- Energy & Environment - businesses that improve the environment, health and livelihoods of low-income communities.
They should involve delivering products or services that target low-income communities in one of TRANSFORM’s priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and be ready to be tested for scaling up.
TRANSFORM offers grants of up to £250,000. The amount awarded to projects depends on information provided in the Application process. Funding proposals should be for a defined project scope and/or clear capacity-building requirements. Funding requirements should be clearly budgeted, as per the Application instructions.
TRANSFORM programme: TRANSFORM is on a mission to collaborate with innovators to reduce poverty and make sustainable living commonplace. Together, we will help 100 million people access products and services that have been shown to improve health, livelihoods, the environment or wellbeing by 2025.
The challenge will be open until 31 December 2019.