Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2018/19

16 countries. 800 young innovators. Unlimited potential to change the world.

A team of participants at the Youth Challenge in Kosovo.
Generation Unlimited


More than 800 bright young minds, in 16 different countries, have proven they have what it takes to create a more prosperous and inclusive world for themselves, and for us all, in the first Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge, 2018/19

To develop big ideas for education, training and decent work, 32 of the brightest solutions progressed from 16 countries to the global stage and then a diverse international panel of young and expert judges selected our top five global winners

While the first iteration of the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge has come to an end, it is just the start of a journey for these five teams of incredible young change-makers! The Generation Unlimited team is excited to support their work and we’re proud of every single person who chose to join the challenge and speak up for the future they want.

Youth Challenge 2018/19 Finalists & Winners


See more stories below for details and background on the second iteration, Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/20, which will take place in 41 countries (detailed below) and engage thousands of young innovators!

Eastern/Central Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan.

Central and Southern Africa: Chad, Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria.

South and East Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pacific Islands (Fifi), Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor L'Este.

Latin America, Caribbean, and North America: Brazil, Costa Rica, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Suriname, United States of America, Uruguay.