UNICEF COVID 19 Youth Challenge 2020 for Young Africans

UNICEF has partnered with Cartedo to empower youth across Africa to solve a series of global grand challenges and positively impact communities while developing employability skills. We believe that youth have unique perspectives on these challenges and should be given the opportunity to become knowledge producers. This is your chance to Be seen, Be heard and Be the Change!

Application Deadline: 13th June 2020

About the Award: This challenge gives youth a voice in exploring how we might empower people and communities to become more pandemic-resilient. We are looking for your ideas tosolve real challenges faced by real people just like you.

This challenge offers you the opportunity to develop future-ready employability skills like design thinking while contributing to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19. As you progress through this challenge, you’ll use a human-centered design approach to:

  1. Discover how COVID-19 is impacting real people in different ways
  2. Define these challenges from a human-centered perspective, and
  3. Develop innovative solutions to these challenges

You’ll start by exploring human needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and turn your findings into core challenges faced by real people. By using our tools &techniques you will generate multiple ideas to solve these challenges and prototype solutions to share with people around the world.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: All persons over 14 years of age recognized as adolescents.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Some of the rewards include confirmation of design ideas when you develop products, services, and solutions to the challenges people in your community face, such as misconceptions and beliefs, depression, lack of income, and backlogs. All those who succeed in this challenge will receive a certificate of participation from UNICEF, confirming their positive contribution to the fight against the scourge. Also, you can go home with 100,000 naira.

How to Apply: Click here to apply for the challenge

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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