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Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings Ideation Challenge

This Ideation Challenge is looking for technology-supported approaches to provide basic education in one or more of the following crisis or conflict situations: Health Crisis, Natural Disaster, and Conflict Zone

International Assistance Programs - Agency for International Development

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $50,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Partner Agencies | Non-federal: World Vision, the Australian government, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Submission Start: 01/28/2015 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 03/30/2015 11:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://www.omnicompete.com/crisisandconflictedtech.html

Description

The disruption of basic education services due to crisis and conflict situations has long-term consequences for students’ educational attainment and development. Technology offers an opportunity to reach and teach learners, who often cannot gather in traditional school settings in periods of such disruption, and prevent the stalling or reversal of educational and literacy gains in affected regions. Education could also provide psycho-social support and promote child and youth well-being in these settings. All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is looking for technology-enabled approaches to provide basic education in one or more of the following crisis or conflict situations: Health Crisis, Natural Disaster, and Conflict Zones. Proposed Solutions should be usable within the first six months after the onset of the crisis or conflict and be usable within the context of a developing country.  

Prizes

Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings
Cash Prize Amount: $50,000
At least one award in each of the three categories being no smaller than $5,000 and no other award being smaller than $1,500.