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On August 6, 2020, the fifth edition of the Elevator Pitch Contest (EPC) hosted by Sight and Life, a competition amongst innovators, was hosted online. The EPC’s goal is to identify and support projects that can be implemented and produce a meaningful impact in the short term. To stimulate innovation, the EPC looks to identify and support projects that can provide climate-smart solutions for better nutrition. Seven finalists made it to the final round ahead of over 200 applicants from 46 countries. These entrepreneurs pitched their innovative solutions changing the way nutrition is delivered and competed for a grand prize of US$5,000 and an Audience Award worth US$1,000. Glorified Community Empowerment Trust (GCET) empowers rural communities to improve their livelihoods. By working with a community’s vulnerable members, GCET ensures they receive the nutrition that they deserve through farmed insects and provides training on nutritional topics. Esnath, its founder, is a recent graduate from EARTH University in Costa Rica. She is passionate about community development and unleashing the potential in the forgotten communities.Parkers Mobile Clinic brings healthcare and nutrition services to vulnerable populations living in remote locations of Nigeria. Maryam Bello is the project officer and co-founder of Parkers mobile clinic and a STEM enthusiast on a mission to impact children’s lives through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. AtoANI provides a solution to enable sustainable agriculture by producing-to-demand distribution model of fresh organic produce straight from farmers to customers, using an analytics tool for farmers and an e-commerce platform that aggregates orders and enables efficient linkage of demand and supply. Maria Wilvenna Añora, the co-founder of AtoANI has an engineering and MBA from University of the Philippines. She is passionate about sustainable living and started this venture with her family. Prince Abugri looks to ensure rural health clinics have access to food supplements via a simple, local processing facility in Ghana. “Wini-mix”, a popular combination of  local ingredients such as soya-bean, maize, groundnuts and dry fish and fortified with essential micronutrients like vitamin A and C among others would be processed in a central processing plant in Ghana.

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