Challenge Design Workshop hosted by Solve and Olam

Lagos, Nigeria

MIT Solve identifies and supports social innovators with the best solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges—whether it's urban farmers in Lagos, ethical plastic recyclers in Bangalore, or storytelling to improve care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Join Olam and MIT Solve for an interactive and inspirational Challenge Design Workshop around the challenges and opportunities to creating Sustainable Food Systems. This workshop will be held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos on the morning of February 4th. You'll join regional cross-sector leaders and entrepreneurs to identify where innovative technology and business approaches can be the most catalytic in creating social and environmental change.

If you are interested in attending, email

Your perspective and expertise will help formulate specific, actionable challenge topics that will be posed by MIT Solve to innovators around the world. In turn, those innovators will develop and submit technology-driven solutions on Solve’s open innovation platform. The best solutions will be invited to partner with the global network of organizations that are Members of the Solve community, including Olam.

Approximate Event Timing

  • 9:00 am: Welcome remarks
  • 9:15 am: Opening panel
  • 9:45 am: Facilitated discussion in small groups
  • 11:15 am: Report back by groups
  • 11:30 am: Large-group discussion on key opportunities
  • 12:00 pm: Networking lunch
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