THE YOUTH ASSEMBLY

Global Impact Challenge

Win support for your idea! Are you a young leader with an idea for a social impact project that contributes to the #GlobalGoals? Compete for the Global Impact Challenge by submitting your application to your regional GAIN Hub for a chance to be featured across our platforms and receive mentorship and seed funding to support your venture.

Our Global Action and Impact Network (GAIN) Hubs will conduct regional Impact Challenges across the globe. The winners of each Hub will get an opportunity to compete at the Global Impact Challenge during the 25th session of The Youth Assembly.

Are you the next Impact Challenge winner?

Become a member of the Global Action and Impact Network (GAIN) for free to join the first globally-held Impact Challenge in 2020!

Deadline to submit a proposal has been extended: November 22, 2019

How to join

1. Sign up to become a member of GAIN.
 
2. Email a GAIN Hub in your region with the subject line “Impact Challenge”.
 
3. You will receive instructions on how to participate. Submit the application and stay tuned for the selection process.
 
Deadline to submit proposals: November 11, 2019

Prize

The winners will:

  • receive their award during the closing ceremony of The Youth Assembly
  • be featured prominently on our global platforms
  • receive mentorship on social entrepreneurship
  • earn the opportunity to pitch their ideas to experts in the field, and receive seed funding for the implementation of their projects

All finalists will receive feedback to further develop and improve their social impact project proposals.

Winning Proposals

First Edition – August 2018

Canada
NinjaGirls provides free self defense martial arts-inspired classes for girls in developing countries, which encourage them to develop a healthy lifestyle.

NinjaGirls by Moiz Lakhani

NinjaGirls provides free self defense martial arts-inspired classes for girls in developing countries, which encourage them to develop a healthy lifestyle.
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Strawcture Eco’s mission is to make living spaces more functional, aesthetically desirable, environment-friendly and affordable for low-income families in rural and urban areas.

Strawcture Eco by Shriti Pandey

Strawcture Eco’s mission is to make living spaces more functional, aesthetically desirable, environment-friendly and affordable for low-income families in rural and urban areas.
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Behen aims to provide a culturally-adaptable and environmentally-conscious solution to low rates of feminine hygiene/sanitation in India.

Behen by Vedha Nayak

Behen aims to provide a culturally-adaptable and environmentally-conscious solution to low rates of feminine hygiene/sanitation in India.

Second Edition – February 2019

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Cartagena Siente helps women who have been victims of domestic violence and transform them into resilient entrepreneurs competent in the market by setting up a multidisciplinary advisory team, such as legal assessment, psychological orientation, and technical support.

Cartagena Siente by Tatiana Baldiris

Cartagena Siente helps women who have been victims of domestic violence and transform them into resilient entrepreneurs competent in the market by setting up a multidisciplinary advisory team, such as legal assessment, psychological orientation, and technical support.
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JUMELA is a small Nigerian based agrotechnology recycling venture specializing in novel agro-based products by recycling locally available agricultural material with technology to meet our customer’s needs and create value for immediate society.

JUMELA by Joshua Ebin

JUMELA is a small Nigerian based agrotechnology recycling venture specializing in novel agro-based products by recycling locally available agricultural material with technology to meet our customer’s needs and create value for immediate society.
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Selflessness Movement helps farmers meet the needs of regional requirements by establishing a support line for their debt issues and providing best practices to overcome their problems.

Selflessness Movement by Swathi Arulguppe Nagendra

Selflessness Movement helps farmers meet the needs of regional requirements by establishing a support line for their debt issues and providing best practices to overcome their problems.

Third Edition – August 2019

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PapillomaCare is intended to save lives through social empowerment interventions and to create prevention awareness through sex education, particularly regarding the spread of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) disease.

PapillomaCare by María Fernanda Sánchez Campos

PapillomaCare is intended to save lives through social empowerment interventions and to create prevention awareness through sex education, particularly regarding the spread of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) disease.
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IYAYKU aims to provide drinkable water with a sustainable, eco- friendly, easy to transport, and low-cost water purification system in Ecuador, where there are roughly 4 million people with no access to potable water and an increasing number of displaced people and refugees.

IYAYKU by Maria Emilia Calle Luzuriaga

IYAYKU aims to provide drinkable water with a sustainable, eco- friendly, easy to transport, and low-cost water purification system in Ecuador, where there are roughly 4 million people with no access to potable water and an increasing number of displaced people and refugees.
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Get-WISE seeks to adequately address the lack of female representation in STEM fields, specifically in developing countries by implementing a STEM Day Camp and pen-pal extension program for Liberian girls.

Get-WISE by Abranette Faith Barry

Get-WISE seeks to adequately address the lack of female representation in STEM fields, specifically in developing countries by implementing a STEM Day Camp and pen-pal extension program for Liberian girls.

Fourth Edition – February 2020

Are you the next Impact Challenge winner?

Become a member of the Global Action and Impact Network (GAIN) for free to join the first globally-held Impact Challenge in 2020!