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Past Challenges: Open for Partnerships

Digital Inclusion

How can everyone have access to the digital economy?

Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship

How can marginalized populations access and create good jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves?

Community-Driven Innovation

How can citizens and communities create and improve social inclusion and shared prosperity?

Work of the Future

How can those most affected by the technology-driven transformations of work create productive and prosperous livelihoods for themselves?

Women & Technology

How can women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?

Inclusive Innovation

How do we create a more inclusive, productive, and sustainable economic future for all?

Equitable Classrooms

How can all young learners have access to quality, safe, and equitable learning environments?

Learning for Girls & Women

How can marginalized girls and young women access quality learning opportunities to succeed?

Early Childhood Development

How can all children under five develop the critical learning and cognitive skills they need to reach their full potential?

Teachers & Educators

How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?

Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?

Refugee Education

How can we improve learning outcomes for refugees and displaced people under 24?

Resilient Ecosystems

How can communities sustainably protect, manage, and restore their local ecosystems?

Sustainable Food Systems

How can we produce and consume low-carbon, resilient, and nutritious food?

Circular Economy

How can people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable?

Coastal Communities

How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?

Sustainable Urban Communities

Presented with Climate CoLab

How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?

Carbon Contributions

How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions?

Health Security & Pandemics Challenge

How can communities prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

2020 Health Security & Pandemics

How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

Maternal & Newborn Health

How can every woman, new mother, and newborn access the care they need to survive and thrive?

Healthy Cities

How can urban residents design and live in environments that promote physical and mental health?

Frontlines of Health

How can communities invest in frontline health workers and services to improve their access to effective and affordable care?

Brain Health

How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?

Chronic Diseases

How can we help people prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings?

Antiracist Technology in the US

How can communities of color use technology to advance racial equity and access economic opportunity, health, and safety?

2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

2020 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?

2019 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

Native-led solutions that use traditional knowledge and technology to create sustainable and prosperous livelihoods for Indigenous communities

Oceti Sakowin Solve Fellowship

Presented with shift7

How can tribal communities advance renewable energy, food, or water access and contribute to economic prosperity and sovereignty?


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