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OpenIDEO Amplify Challenge

How might we make low-income urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls?

This week, IDEO.org celebrated a milestone with the launch of their new Amplify program, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). With Amplify, they're bringing human-centered design and increased collaboration to large-scale international aid. Over the course of five years, they hope to tackle 10 of the world’s most pressing international development challenges, and they are asking for your help!

How it works:

  1. IDEO choose's a challenge and invites the world to help solve it using the OpenIDEO platform for open innovation.

  2. The best ideas are shortlisted, based on their innovative approach to the problem.

  3. IDEO.org provides seed funding and design support to bring a handful of the shortlisted ideas to life in communities across the developing world.

The first challenge is now live on OpenIDEO.com and asks: How might we make low-income urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls?

To check out the Brief, watch the video, and join the challenge by contributing to the Research phase, visit the challenge page.