A great idea, tool, or solution to advance developing countries in their journey to self-reliance can come from anywhere and anyone.
Prizes, challenges, and hackathons use open competition to incentivize entrepreneurs, start-ups, academics, civil society, and other passionate problem solvers like you to address a well-defined problem, to inspire something different, and to encourage you to scale it up in the system.
BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge
The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank are partnering for the BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge, a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions from Venezuelans, wherever they are, and innovators worldwide to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the migration.
Entry Deadline: September 30, 2020
USAID has reopened the RISE Challenge in order to identify and fund the innovative application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence across programs that address the access, use, control, and management of natural resource.
Entry Deadline: August 5, 2020
Household Solar Workforce Development
The Household Solar Workforce Development Challenge will award up to $350,000 in grant funding to support scalable, innovative, third-party training solutions to the off-grid solar home system sector's workforce needs in sub-Saharan Africa. USAID, as part of its commitment to the Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development, is supporting the Challenge run by the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN).
Closed on: December 15, 2019
Inclusive Health Access Prize
USAID is offering $150,000 in prizes to private organizations with a track record of affordably, accountably, and reliably expanding health care access to the poor and most vulnerable through public-private integration, while also demonstrating a vision for expanding this approach to new geographies.
Closed on: June 28, 2019
WE4F Asia EDGE Prize
The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) Ag-Energy Prize seeks business owners and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia with game-changing innovations operating at the nexus of renewable energy, and agriculture. The prize competition will spur, recognize, and reward outstanding enterprises from both youth innovators and mid-stage businesses in the Southeast Asian footprint.
Closed on: January 29, 2020
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