UNICEF Ghana Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/2020 (up to USD 20,000)
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Applications for the UNICEF Ghana Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/2020 are now open. The challenge calls on young innovators across Ghana to design solutions to improve education, employment and civic engagement.
This Youth Challenge aims to inspire young people with brilliant ideas, but without the resources to bring them to life. This includes young refugees, those who face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity, their gender or their disability and those who are disadvantaged by poverty. The challenge in Ghana is being implemented by UNICEF, UNDP, Plan International, with support from the Ghana Education Service.
- Successful applicants will be invited to take part in design workshops in Accra in November 2019. Following these workshops, the five most promising ideas from will be selected and awarded USD 1,000 each in funding and provided with mentoring to support the projects’ implementation.
- Then, in June 2020, the most promising solutions will be submitted to a global judging process. These projects will receive further funding of up to USD 20,000, along with a tailored global incubation programme from Generation Unlimited partners to support them to scale.
- Young innovators and creatives aged 14 -24 (on September 23, 2019) are invited to form a team of at least 3 members and no more than 5 to join the Youth Challenge to identify solutions that can have a positive impact around education, skills, training, employment opportunities and empowerment of young people.