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The Care Economy
How can we make giving and receiving care accessible, affordable, and valued for all?
How can we bridge learning gaps for the most underserved children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 so they can thrive and succeed?
Climate: Ecosystems + Housing
How might communities protect high-carbon ecosystems and create low-carbon housing for all?
Equitable Health Systems
How can we build affordable, accessible, and high-quality health systems that serve everyone, everywhere?
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Past Challenges: Open for Partnerships
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?
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?
How do we create a more inclusive, productive, and sustainable economic future for all?
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?
How can we improve learning outcomes for refugees and displaced people under 24?
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?
How can people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable?
How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?
Sustainable Urban Communities
How can urban communities increase their access to sustainable and resilient food and water sources?
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?
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?
How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?
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
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
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
Native-led solutions that use traditional knowledge and technology to create sustainable and prosperous livelihoods for Indigenous communities