In the Ideas phase, they’re calling our global community to submit current projects or proposals focused on the Challenge topic: solutions addressing urgent global challenges at the intersection of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. We will be accepting proposals until 5p PST on Monday June 4th.
How might they come together to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity and planet?
Our world, our countries, and our communities are facing great challenges: from con?ict to inequality to natural disasters. These issues stretch beyond borders and across cultures, they demand our collective attention, collaboration and best thinking to overcome them.
Communities far and wide are tackling these challenges in ways that could bene?t from further support and connection to one another. This innovation Challenge—conducted in collaboration with GHR Foundation— will support organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. How might we design and innovate together for the global good?
· Ideas Phase: May 1 – June 4
· Proposals Due: June 4
· Shortlist Announced: June 21
· Bene?ciary Feedback Phase: June 22 – July 13
· Expert Feedback Phase: July 14 – July 27
· Improve Phase: July 28 – August 15
· Evaluation and Diligence: August 16 – September 30
· Top Ideas Announced: October 2018
The Need to Build Bridges
Global challenges are complex and interwoven, and cannot be solved in isolation. Whether working to advance peace, ensure prosperity, or protect our planet, there is a need to design and build approaches that incorporate multiple perspectives, keeping pace with the speed at which the global community is moving and evolving. Therefore, building and maintaining connections between people and issue areas is essential. Throughout the innovation Challenge, we refer to this as ‘bridging’ work.
Submissions are welcome from registered nonpro?t, civil society, community-based, and for-pro?t organizations working anywhere in the United States or around the world.
Our Submission Guidelines:
· Bridge two or more topic areas: Ideas must address two or more of the topic areas (peace, prosperity, and planet).
· Originality: Ideas should also strive to build and repair unique bridges between people, issues, and beliefs that promote meaningful engagement, greater social cohesion, and sustainable, community-led change.
· Actionable and tangible: Ideas must be actionable and center on tangible results in the community of focus (rather than research, convenings, policy development, or advocacy).
· Within funding scope: Ideas that can be implemented within a 36 month timeline and budget requests of less than US$500,000.