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Humanitarian Challenge Competition 2020 – Deadline 26 November!

Humanitarian Challenge Competition 2020 – Deadline 26 November!

DCHI Award – November 17th, 2020

Do you think you have a pressing humanitarian challenge that can be defined in a compelling way so it fosters innovative solutions? The year 2020 has brought new and existing challenges to the forefront of humanitarian aid, that calls for working together more than ever! Both DCHI and ImpactCity strongly believe in the power of collaborating across different sectors, and so have joined forces to award €10,000 to the best humanitarian challenge! On this page you will find the competition information, criteria, timeline and application form.

The more time spent on understanding the challenge we are up against, the less the likelihood of developing an inappropriate solution. Both DCHI and ImpactCity strongly believe in the power of collaborating across different sectors, to gain the maximum potential expertise on offer. Often however, organisations are still struggling to harmonise their problems with appropriate partners and solutions. A key phase within DCHIs successful Accelerator Programmes focuses on clearly articulating the specific challenge to be tackled in the field. This important phase gives humanitarians the ideal business card that can help search for inspiring collaborators, and investors, in order to take a project to the next level of impact.  

Post-2020 Humanitarian Challenges 

The year 2020 has brought new and existing challenges to the forefront of humanitarian aidDCHIs initiative Source2Gather recognised the need and opportunity to articulate these new challenges and match them with solution providers. Our award with ImpactCity seeks to build on these efforts, by exploring how we can articulate today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges following the global pandemic.

General Criteria 

Evaluation Criteria (for full details, see the step-by-step guide below)

  1. Human-Centered: Show a clear understanding of who is suffering from this problem, their current pains and motivations
  2. Context: Articulate where this problem is taking place, the scope of the problem and any other important contextual factors such as how this issue is currently being addressed or what approaches have been taken in the past
  3. Implications: Imagining and forecasting what would be the benefits of having a solution to the problem will make the challenge more engaging and appealing to the audience. Why is it important to solve this issue, and what is there to be gained?
  4. Problem Statement:  A single statement to summarise the problem that can be universally understood. How well has the problem been defined within a single actionable statement, that leaves possible solutions open for outside input?
  5. Communication: How well has this problem has been presented clearly & efficiently?

Timeline

Do you think you could win? Apply now!

Apply here!

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