PG-HGSF Kenya: Improved school feeding planning through effective data collection


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SNV's PG-HGSF project in Kenya, in collaboration with the Laikipia County Government, the Ministry of Education and aWhere, recently launched an extensive data management system to track and report on the status of primary schools and the home grown school feeding programme.

The data management system records school feeding data, including amounts of food bought in 2014, main school feeding suppliers, total funds disbursement by the government, food procurement modalities and the participation of parents. Furthermore, it records important background information on schools, including whether or not they have land titles, school infrastrcuture, enrolment numbers, numbers of teachers and student health.

Read more about the data management system and launch.

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Eligibility criteria

  • The solution must be economically viable either in the form of a social or for-profit business
  • The solution must have a positive impact on the climate, environment and community
  • SMEs must be located in the Ashanti or Western Regions or have operations in the regions (for instance as a source of input or with an operational office). SMEs must have been operating in the Ashanti or Western regions for at least a year
  • The solution must be in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and/or Agriculture sectors
  • The solution must have been developed and ready to go to market (at least a working prototype or demo) or already on the market with existing customers
  • The lead entrepreneur must be between 18-35 years. Women entrepreneurs can be older than 35 but no older than 40 years
  • Priority will be given to businesses led by women-led and/or returning migrants

 

Financial requirements

  • The GrEEn Challenge Fund will contribute up to €25,000 of the funds needed for the proposed initiative for eight (8) SMEs
  • The SMEs will co-invest on a 20:80 basis with cash and in-kind contributions
  • The SMEs are required to have at least 10% equity as their co-investment. Any in-kind contribution must be specific and directly related to the project
  • The cash contribution can be recently procured direct capital expenditure (equipment, physical assets etc) or project operational expenses

 

Targeted regions

  • Ashanti and
  • Western regions

 

Application process

The application process is as follows:

  1. Apply for the GrEEn Innovation Challenge through its online application portal here.
  2. Complete the online application by sharing a link to a 30 seconds (max) video/demo of the business/solutions to greenchallengegh@gmail.com before submitting your online application. Video can be uploaded to an accessible cloud drive or on YouTube

 

Deadline

Sunday, 25 July 2021 at 23:59 GMT.