Innovation for Inclusive Trade

Ama Brandford-Arthur

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Senior Partnerships Officer, Global Engagement, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Division

Christopher Moehle

The Robotics Hub

Managing Director

Dr. Eun-Ju KIM

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Chief a.i. of Digital Knowledge Hub, BDT/ITU

Dr. Sarah Ghaleb

Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center

Head of Business Incubation

Lisa McAuley

Global Trade Professionals Alliance


Memedovic Olga

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Deputy Director, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation

Penelope Naas


Vice President and District Manager for International Public Affairs and Sustainability

Peter Williams

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction


Philippe Rudaz

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Economic Affairs Officer

Rupa Ganguli


Founder and CEO

Wanjiku Guchu Kimamo

TradeMark East Africa

Director, Sustainable and Inclusive Trade

William Asiko

The Rockefeller Foundation

Managing Director of Africa Region Office

Scoring Criteria


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.

Potential for Impact:

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 


The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Innovative Approach:

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

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