Innovate for Fayoum

This challenge was organized by GESR Social Innovation Lab; a program by Misr El-Kheir Foundation, in collaboration with UNDP, and Ministry of Local Development. It aimed at designing effective solutions for problems in agriculture & fisheries sectors within Fayoum governorate that improve the quality of life, economic status, and the productivity of those who are most affected by those challenges.

 

The 11 selected teams participated in a 5-day camp in Fayoum to build their understanding of the different challenges within those sectors by interacting and engaging with people, to understand their needs, ideate and design technology-based, user-centered, and context appropriate solutions.

During the camp the teams were guided through the design thinking methodology and mentored by technical and field experts. Following the camp the participants were given 2 months to prototype their innovations in GESR Social Innovation Lab, which showcased at the demo day where the best ones got awarded for their achievements.

Innovate for Fayoum

The 11 selected teams participated in a 5-day camp in Fayoum to build their understanding of the different challenges within those sectors by interacting and engaging with people