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Current Challenges: Open for Solutions

Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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

Learning for Girls & Women

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

Sustainable Food Systems

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

Maternal & Newborn Health

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

Health Security & Pandemics

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

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Past Challenges: Open for Partnerships

Community-Driven Innovation

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

Early Childhood Development

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

Circular Economy

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

Healthy Cities

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

Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Presented with shift7

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

Work of the Future

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

Teachers & Educators

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

Coastal Communities

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

Frontlines of Health

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

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?

Women & Technology

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

Brain Health

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

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?

Sustainable Urban Communities

Presented with Climate CoLab

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

Inclusive Innovation

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

Chronic Diseases

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

Refugee Education

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

Carbon Contributions

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

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