Our 6th Amplify Challenge is open for submissions, and we’d love for you to join us and help spread the word!

Our Challenge is focused on empowering young people in East Africa, where nearly half of the population is under 15 years old. Youth in Africa have the potential to unleash the economic power of the continent—and lift millions out of poverty—but only if they have access to the skills, information and resources they need to achieve economic stability. Our latest Amplify Challenge  asks: How might we expand economic opportunities for youth in East Africa?

We know the obstacles young people face in accessing economic opportunities are complex. We’re looking for a wide range of solutions including ideas that motivate and inspire youth, build skills that allow them to participate in the economy, support their transition into financial stability, include the private sector, or harness the potential for the participation of young people in the region’s most lucrative sectors.

Join the Challenge and submit your idea before October 31st at 9am PDT. At least five winners of the Challenge will receive a grant of $50,000-$150,000 to bring their solution to life, an invitation to a 4-day human-centered design bootcamp, and ongoing design support from IDEO.org.

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