Deadline : June 18, 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Solve Community is now opening opportunities for people around the world who want to be a part of the agent of change for the world. The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that level the playing field for girls and young women throughout their learning journey, from birth up to age 24.
Solver teams will be selected by a panel of cross-sector judges at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly week in New York City on September 20, 2020.
What should girls and young women do to succeed in quality learning opportunities?
Solve seeks solutions that:
- Increase the number of girls and young women participating in formal and informal learning and training;
- Strengthen practical skills, competencies, and experiential learning opportunities, particularly in STEM and digital literacy, for girls and young women to effectively transition from education to employment;
- Reduce the barriers that prevent girls and young women—especially those living in conflict and emergency situations—from reaching key learning milestones; and
- Promote gender-inclusive and gender-responsive education for everyone, including gender non-binary and transgender learners.
There’s more than $1 million of funding available for the 2020 Solver Class. If you are selected as a Solver, you’ll receive a $10,000 grant from Solve, as well as access to significant additional prize funding.
- Innovation for Women Prize
- The GM Prize on Learning for Girls and Women
- The Gulbenkian Award for Adult Literacy
- The AI for Humanity Prize
- The Andan Prize for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion
- Anyone, anywhere around the world can submit a solution to Solve Challenges.
- You can be an individual, a team, or an organization.
- You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of our community.
Judges will score solutions along the following criteria:
- Alignment: The solution uses technology to address one of Solve Global Challenges.
- Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact lives.
- Feasibility: Solution implementation is feasible, and the team has a plan for financial sustainability.
- Innovative Approach: The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.
- Scalability*: The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people.
- Partnership Potential*:The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the broad range of resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide.
If you interested in this program, you may apply your application online at https://solve.mit.edu/solution?id=90
For more information visit the official website of MIT Solver at https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/learning-for-girls-and-women
Good luck, Folks!