Vote for Finalists
We’re so excited to announce that our Challenge Leadership Groups have selected 88 finalists from 29 countries. You canand read more about them below.
The finalist from each Challenge with the most votes will receive a $2,000 Community Award which will be announced during Solve Challenge Finals. To do so:
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Resilient Ecosystems Finalists
A transformative social venture for sustainable fisheries and ocean conservation
By Stuart Fulton
Measuring what matters. Remote sensing based carbon sequestration monitoring for the carbon markets that cuts costs by 90%.
By Jakob Levin
production of ecofibre from stinging nettle grown on degraded steepslopes as way of conservation and local economic empowerment
By mr jonah mwangi
Online, interactive platform designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and territories.
By Dr WARD ANSEEUW
Regenerative Resources Co
We create circular, regenerative economies by transforming degraded coastal landscapes into mangrove agroforestries.
By Neal Spackman
Coral Vita grows climate change resilient coral up to 50x faster through a commercial land-based farming model to restore dying reefs.
By Sam Teicher
Using the power of a circular economy sanitation system to transform a public health crisis into an environmental solution.
By Eliza Parish
Utilization of floral waste generated from places of worship to naturally dye fabrics and preserving the heritage of handlooms in India.
By Project Palaash
Digital Inclusion Finalists
Enabling equal access to digital information for the blind.
By Alexander Russomanno
Internet content for those without Internet access
By Alice Nichols
Distributing simple digital reporting tools to small businesses in East Africa’s marginalized communities and connecting them to financing
By Ms Caroline Mwarania
NomadLab is a modular, open source, inclusive, easy-to-build solution for ICT infrastructure and an innovative educational tool for teachers
By Noemi Encinares
Empowering refugees with relevant technical and soft skills to run their own digital freelance business, gaining autonomy and self-reliance
By Jean Guo
Marketplace of financial products based on financial education.
By Andrea Segura
Grameen Impact Ventures
Grameen Impact Ventures drives digital inclusion by combining the power the digital platforms and trusted, on-ground community agents.
By Aashir Sutar
Mosabi’s engaging, mobile financial education helps underserved citizens improve decisions and behaviors on their businesses and money.
By Francis Uchechukwu Okeke
Equitable Classrooms Finalists
Interactive at-home learning on WhatsApp
Open-source solution helping 2.5M Delhi government school students access interactive lessons, assignments and testing through WhatsApp
By Aishwarya Geete
Read to Lead
In Read to Lead, students become the boss in a virtual workplace with diverse role models and learn literacy, life, and career skills.
By Matthew Chacko
Arts for All by Slam Out Loud
Using visual and performing arts to enable children from disadvantaged backgrounds build creativity, confidence and find their voice.
By Jigyasa Labroo
The ReFunza Project
First personalized learning platform to use SMS and AI to build skills for refugee learners through the support of refugee-led organisations
By Ruth Njiri
Brume is a learning game helping in the early detection of dyspraxia, and helping all children master key pre-writing skills in the process
By Mr Serge Versille
eFlow is a highly accessible cloud based platform powered by an interactive chatbot that enables online learning for underserved communities
By Bassel Jalaleddine
Offline-first hybrid teaching and learning tool to address learning loss in low-resource settings
By Lauren Lichtman
Health Security & Pandemics Finalists
Breegi Scientific's Biocontainment
NPS is a single-use, EUA first line of defense patient biocontainment facilitating safe medical procedures and respiratory interventions.
By Dr. Wisam Breegi
Drones For Health
Drones will be employed to strengthen Ebola preparedness measures via lab sample transportation in Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Andrea Weitz
PathCheck: Crowdsourced Analytics
Crowdsourcing to complement and connect fragmented public health data to avoid a pandemic response crippled by knowledge gaps
By Paul Baier
Kemet Modular Medication Manufacturing
Kemet solves drug shortages by predicting and producing essential medications in prefabricated onsite facilities with adaptive digital tech.
By Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ọláòṣebìkan
A mobile digital tool to empower patients and healthcare workers by centralising data across a tiered pathology value chain in Africa.
By Ms Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood
Disease, Food, Energy, & Water Solutions
We reduce schistosomiasis by removing aquatic vegetation & converting it to compost, livestock feed & cooking gas to increase food & energy.
By Jason Rohr
Next-generation at-home rapid testing for infectious diseases, enabled by novel biochemistry, embedded sensing, and smartphone connectivity.
By Michael Phelan
Medupi by Drizzle Health, LLC
A low cost, hand-held, instant screening tool for TB for CCWs in LMICs towards real-time surveillance and reduction of diagnostic delays.
By Digvijay Singh
Antiracist Technology in the US Finalists
Break the Box
Break the Box is an Opportunity zone fund for Young Minorty professionals that provides an easement in Homeownership and wealth creation
By Kobla Tetey
Build in Tulsa
Commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a movement to build multi-generational wealth in Tulsa and across America
By Mr. Randolph Wiggins
FreeCap is an Environmental, Social, and Governance data provider that empowers people to invest alongside their social justice values.
By Tanay Tatum-Edwards
The CivicLab's TIF Illumination Project
The TIF Illumination Project uses data, reporting, and civic engagement to help people track and judge their local government priorities.
By Mr. Tom Tresser
We are the Amazon of homeownership incentives, and a community hub for Black potential homeowners who feel excluded from the market.
By Kwasi Frye
A blockchain-based grassroots news network training citizens to bring "various angles" of verifiable coverage to underrepresented areas.
By Blake Stoner
STEM Skool, Inc.
Engaging and culturally-relevant K-12th grade programs designed to increase achievement and diversity in STEM.
By GeAndra Imoudu
TOYZSTEAM Learn Today Earn Tomorrow
An interactive game using advanced manufacturing and rap to get students to create, sell, and tell stories of themselves as STEM superheroes
By Damola Idowu
2021 Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative
Diminishing poverty and fostering a return to self-reliance for Native Americans with robust tribal-led solar economic development programs.
By Ms. Chéri Smith
Flathead Rez Exergame
This project will develop a culturally-grounded “exergame” to increase outdoor physical activity for Native youth on Flathead Reservation.
By Faith Price
OMO CEAD Innovation Center
Sowing the seeds of a decolonized, indigenized, reconciled planet through indigenous philosophy and 21st-Century creative CEAD education.
By Nataani Garnenez
Educating students in data science and data sovereignty with real-world projects that provide value to communities and Native organizations.
By Mason Grimshaw
Sovereign Data Alliance
The Sovereign Data Alliance analyzes Federal appropriations and budget data to promote trust and treaty obligations to all Tribes.
By Tyler Scribner
Natives in Tech
Build a collective of Native technologists that craft a tech ecosystem for Native peoples.
By Adam Recvlohe
Arctic Quest - A VR Experience
Arctic Quest is a virtual reality game used to introduce players to the cultures and lifestyles of Alaska Native people.
By Stephanie Hinz
Utilizing emerging technology to document and preserve cultural and natural environments, ancestral knowledge and traditional practices.
By BLOSSOM JOHNSTON
Indigenous Scholarship Search Engine
A search engine, website/mobile based directory list for all Native American scholarships and internship, that will help college students.
By Dexter Dee