Inspire Challenge 2023

The ICTforAg 2023 Inspire Challenge is a new Pay-for-Results program intended to increase women’s participation in digital agri-food advisory services and programs. Five Challengers will be chosen and given six months to achieve the gender inclusion goal. All Challengers will be provided with a suite of technical support options, including human-centered design workshops, consultative meetings, and learning grants of up to 20,000 USD. If the goal is achieved, each Challenger will be eligible to receive the final prize of 30,000 USD in June 2024.


Readiness: We will review the readiness of the service/program, such as the size and type of the business model, to ensure it has reached a certain size of end-users, critically including producers/farmers.

Innovative approaches: We will assess the innovativeness of proposed methods to achieve the goal in terms of their feasibility, creativity, and sustainability.

Verifiability: We will require a credible, robust, and third party-verifiable track record of user profiles that include identity, gender, and contact information for the changes between November 2023 and April 2024.

Mark your calendars for these key dates in the ICTforAg 2023 Inspire Challenge:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this transformative initiative. Start preparing your applications now!


$10,000 to $50,000


Sep 5 2023 12:00 AM (EST)


Oct 5 2023 05:00 PM (EST)