InnovationXchange, the Australian aid program, is currently inviting applications from around the world for the Blue Economy Challenge. The program will contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and economic growth through aquaculture.
The challenge is open to solutions that have been demonstrated successfully elsewhere, but the application must make the case for success in the developing world and in particular the Indian Ocean.Australia’s aid program is focused on two key development outcomes- supporting private sector development and strengthening human development. To achieve this, the aid program invests in several priority areas including:
Infrastructure, trade facilitation and international competitiveness
Agriculture, fisheries and water
Education and health
Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection
Gender equality and empowering women and girls
The challenge invites innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, NGOs and academics to rethink advances in aquaculture to provide solutions that ensure sustainable development and environmental sustainability. Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2016. For more information, visit The Blue Economy Challenge website.