Competition

 

 

 

 

Students wanted

Join our competition and get the chance to receive a scholarship.

To end all forms of hunger – this is one of the most important and fundamental objective of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Hidden hunger affects over 2 billion people worldwide. We want to make micronutrient deficiencies visible through our initiative. Students4Kids is looking for creative approaches to improve the nutritional situation in Uganda.
Students of all disciplines can submit ideas and thus get the chance to receive an innovation scholarship. The winning project receives an additional € 10,000 for the implementation.
 

 

Together against Hidden Hunger

Inessa Diesing, Managing Director of the Assmann Foundation for Prevention and nutritionist, explains why the Foundation is working together with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to combat Hidden Hunger: the consequences of a micronutrient deficiencies are particularly severe during the first 1,000 days of life and can even lead to structural changes in the genes – this creates a vicious circle: health, social and also economic damages of hidden hunger are immense.

 

 

Who can participate?

The competition is open to students of all disciplines, who are enrolled at a German, Ugandan or Swiss university at the time of submissions. Individual entries as well as team contributions are welcome.

Why Hidden Hunger?

Almost 40 % of Ugandan children have a vitamin A deficiency and over 30 % are stunted. Many of those affected do not even know about it. We want to make the hidden hunger visible and improve the nutritional situation through innovative ideas.

How can I participate?

The application phase starts in February 2018. Students with the best ideas will receive an Innovation Scholarship for the period of concept development. The big pitch takes place in October 2018 in Berlin.

Hidden Hunger

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Hidden hunger describes the chronic deficit of essential micronutrients. The lack of vitamins and minerals occurs independently of caloric intake and is rather related to an unbalanced diet based on starchy foods like maize, rice or cassava. Hidden hunger does not show clear symptoms over a long period of time, thus remaining hidden. Stunted growth is used as a proxy indicator.

On our website you will find detailed background information and latest scientific findings on the subject.

 

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Become a Project Partner!

You want to support our initiative? Become a sponsor of our winning projects. We are looking for companies that want to participate in the fight against the hidden hunger.

Be part of our initiative and help our students to establish fiber bananas in Zambia or to build up insect farms in Côte d’Ivoire.

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“If we succeed in confronting hidden hunger in its regionally specific manifestation through intelligent, preventive solution approaches, we could hopefully save human lives and sustainably improve development opportunities.”

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Prof. em. Dr. med. Gerd Assmann, FRCP
Chairman of the Board of Assmann-Stiftung für Prävention

See also: Interview with Prof. Assmann

 

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