World Health Organization:The World Health Organization (WHO), supported by the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT), UNAIDS, the World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF, challenge you to use your bright minds and entrepreneurial skills to address one of the of urgent health challenges for the next decade : Keeping young people safe.
Application Deadline: 15th April 2020
Eligible Countries: International
To be Taken at (Country): Up to three (3) winners are announced on WHO website and invited to an award ceremony at WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland as part of a one week program with the Department for Digital Health and Innovation.
About the Award: The range of possible health innovation solutions that may be submitted include:
- apps or games
- wearables, digital technologies, tools or platforms, products
- the creation or improvement of products, services, processes
- new approaches to collaboration or communication, or new ways of engaging young people and/or other stakeholders
- policy reform proposals
with a view to keeping young people safe across the world.
Health innovations are defined here as the creation or improvement of virtual, physical or digital products, services, processes, or systems to improve public health.
Think about the potential for innovations to flow across the world. Perhaps an innovation in a low-income country can have an impact in a high-income country. Learning has no boundaries.
Please help think out of the box!
Eligibility of the World Health Organization:
- Individuals and groups of up to four (4) individuals are invited to respond to the challenge by submitting a proposed solution to the challenge. There are no age restrictions. Only one (1) submission is allowed per individual or group of individuals. Submissions must be made in your own personal capacity, and not as representative of an organization.
- Submissions will be accepted globally, but priority will be given to submissions that demonstrate respect for gender diversity and involvement of young people exposed to, affected by or living with the issue/risk/disease/condition in the development of the respective solution.
- Please read the Application Rules carefully to ensure that you are eligible to apply and your submission is consistent with the rules.
How the proposals will be evaluated
A maximum of 20 submissions will be shortlisted for review by a panel. Submissions will be shortlisted having regard to public feedback on the Unite Ideas platform and the extent to which the proposals meet the evaluation criteria. Submissions may also be shortlisted, where WHO considers, in its sole discretion, that it is of outstanding technical competence.