|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale|
|Region||Low and Middle Income Countries|
Policy and Regulation
|Target Beneficiaries||Community-informed Visions are focused on the uniqueness of a particular Place. They show a deep level of understanding of both the Place (natural characteristics) and its People (the communities within the place). To be community-informed means to demonstrate knowledge of the challenges that face an area and its diverse food system participants (stakeholders) and to propose a hopeful future that addresses these challenges.|
In the second phase, Community Co-created Visions are informed, developed, and co-created through consulting with a number of sectors and people representing different areas of expertise and demographic groups. Visionaries are encouraged to engage multiple stakeholders (e.g., farmers, businesses, researchers, policymakers, food service workers, etc.) and collaborate with them to integrate their views and perspectives into the Vision. Additional consideration will be given to Visions that represent a minimum of 2 or more different stakeholders with deep knowledge of and familiarity with the selected Place (e.g., a research institute together with a farmer business organization and a city’s food policy advisory group).
|Potential for Scale||Visions with the potential to positively shift the food system in the chosen Place. A Vision with transformative potential is game-changing (meaning it changes the structure, norms, standards of today). It takes us out of the current state and launches us into a new reality. It forces us to anticipate what could go wrong and plan appropriate responses.|
Prize Participants may submit their Visions at any point during the Open Submission Phase and are encouraged to publish an initial post of their submission by the Early Submission Deadline on 5 December 2019. Participants who publish their submission by this deadline will have the opportunity to attend an invitation-only webinar with members of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Food team, the Sponsors of this Prize. No preference will be given to participants who submit early; however participants who do may benefit from the opportunity to connect with other participants, seek feedback on their submission, and engage with the OpenIDEO community team. All published submissions may be updated until 31 January 2020.
After the initial Open Submission Phase, Semi-finalists will advance to the Refinement Phase, where participants will be expected to (a) further develop and update their Vision statements, (b) respond to new application prompts on the Prize platform, and (c) include feasibility and data considerations in a further advanced submission.
In May 2020, up to 10 Finalists will progress to the Accelerator. The virtual Accelerator focuses on supporting Vision teams to continue on their path toward implementation and impact. The Accelerator will include mentorship, cohort-based learning, and one in-person workshop with advisors. During this phase, Visionaries will make further refinements to their Vision.
Top Visionaries will be announced on 13 September 2020 after confirmation of eligibility and adherence to the Prize Terms and Conditions. Prize funding will be released to teams that meet all requirements set out in the Prize Terms and Conditions, including the execution of any Affidavit requested by The Rockefeller Foundation.