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Global Case Competition

A virtual and truly global case competition to generate game changing solutions for the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.



What is a game changing and systemic solution?

Shortened definition: “A ‘game changing solution’ is a feasible action which can be sustained over time that would shift the capacity of food systems to advance global goals.”

Longer definition: “A ‘game changing and systemic solution’ is a feasible action, existing or new, based on evidence, best practice, or a thorough conceptual framework that would shift operational models or underlying rules, incentives, and structures that shape food systems, acting on multiple parts of – or across – the food system, to advance global goals which can be sustained over time.”

What are the key criteria for a game changing, systemic solution?

  1. Impact potential at scale – including return on investment.
  2. Actionability – politics, capacity, and costs.
  3. Sustainability – the ability to keep delivering to 2030 and beyond.

What are the qualifiers for a game changing, system solution?

  • Have positive effects on ensuring equitable livelihood opportunities, advancing human health, and regenerating environmental integrity, with focus on youth, women, marginalized and disabled populations
  • Be a true departure from existing practices that address a long-term constraint, obstacle or trend
  • Be ambitious and think big with concrete pathways and actions for long term systemic change
  • Have deliberate impact pathways that account for/minimize/eliminate negative impacts, have co-benefits, or are mutually reinforcing on achieving the other Action Tracks’ goals
  • Be implementable at a sufficient scale to reach a large portion of the population with clear, timely and verifiable outcomes that produce significant impacts by 2030
  • Be sustainable, in that it can persist in the medium- to long-term future
  • Anticipate and prevent future lock-in’s
  • Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in food consumption and production systems