Cape Town was named as one of the 50 finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge.
The Global Mayors Challenge is a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The City of Cape Town was selected from 630 applications for its work in transforming soup kitchens into a sustainable food-distribution infrastructure.
“The potential of empowering existing community-run soup kitchens across the City and helping others start new soup kitchens meant that these small, informal havens of nourishment were best positioned to reach as many residents in need as possible,”-CoCT.
The Mother City now advances to the four-month Champion Phase of the competition.
From June through October, the 50 finalist cities will refine their ideas with technical assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies and its network of leading innovation experts.
Fifteen of the 50 cities will win the grand prize, with each receiving $1 million and robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.
Grand prize winners will be chosen early 2022.