Aiming to inspire young people with brilliant ideas, but without the resources to bring them to life, the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/20 is taking place in 41 countries worldwide and includes young refugees, those who face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity, their gender or their disability and those who are disadvantaged by poverty.
A call for applications will be launched in each of the 41 participating countries and successful applicants will be invited to take part in design workshops. Following these workshops, the five most promising ideas from each country will be selected and awarded USD 1,000 each in funding and provided with mentoring to support the projects’ implementation. Then, in June 2020, the most promising solutions from each country will be submitted to a global judging process. These projects will receive further funding of up to $20,000, along with a tailored global incubation programme from Generation Unlimited partners to support them to scale.
The most promising ideas will contribute to the success of Generation Unlimited, an ambitious multi-sector public-private global partnership meant to meet the urgent needs for expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people on an unprecedented scale.
The Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/20 is co-hosted globally by four Generation Unlimited partners – UNICEF, UNDP, Plan International and the World Organization of the Scout Movement, with support from Irish Aid.
Eastern/Central Europe and Central Asia
Central and Southern Africa
Sao Tome and Principe
Middle East and North Africa
South and East Asia
Pacific Islands (Fifi)
Latin America, Caribbean, and North America
United States of America
Youth Challenge 2018/19
See more stories below for details and background on the first round ever iteration, Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2018/19, which took place in 16 countries and engaged over 800 young innovators!