Challenges

Covid-19 will have a long-term impact on the future of economy, work, governance, and health. UNDP BOOST is looking for innovative solutions that will reimagine these to recover, repair and renew for a more sustainable future.

Challenges
Current and Upcoming challenges:
Hosted by: UNDP & Koç Holding

Civil Society Technology Challenge

Covid-19 has revealed the importance of mobilizing digital and emerging technologies in response to complex societal and environmental issues. UNDP Europe and Central Asia and Koç Holding have launched BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge to accelerate the digital transformation of civil society organizations to increase their impact and outreach.

Submission Deadline:
September 30, 2020

Applicants:
Civil society organizations

Eligible countries:
Turkey

Hosted by: UNDP & Slovak Ministry of Finance

Innovation Challenge Fund

The Innovation Challenge is looking for novel solutions to the effects of the pandemic in the following issue areas: new digital services and voice, low touch economies, wellbeing. Solutions should be applied in more than one country and enhance regional collaboration in addressing the crisis.

Submission Deadline:
September 30, 2020

Applicants:
private sector entities, CSOs and academia

Eligible countries:
Europe and Central Asia region

Hosted by: UNDP – Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Polish Challenge Fund

The Polish Challenge Fund is calling for innovative solutions to address the emerging development issues resulting from the global health crisis. Applicants can apply for any of the following issue areas: new digital services and voice, low touch economies, and wellbeing.

Submission Deadline:
September 30, 2020

Applicants:
Private sector entities (commercial companies), universities and research institutes

Eligible countries:
Republic of Poland