Deadline: 7 April 2017
The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with GHR Foundation, is currently seeking applications from organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways.
These global challenges are complex and interwoven — problems that cannot be solved in isolation. They are also evolving at a rate that requires immediate action to provide relief, restoration and reconciliation.
Whether working to advance peace, increase prosperity, or preserve planet, there is a need for dialogue and collaboration across issue areas. Successful solutions are no longer single-faceted, given the dynamism of our evolving global community. Whether working between municipalities and community organizations, or across non-profits in a similar geography, the whole is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
Here are a few example case studies of initiatives aligned with bridging work and this innovation Challenge:
- A solution bridging Peace and Planet: The Sri Lankan Government builds a program to bolster water security in postwar recovery
- A solution bridging Planet and Prosperity: Barefoot College connects rural communities to solar, water, education and professions to help individuals take control of their lives
- A solution bridging Prosperity and Peace: Chancen:reich connects refugees and displaced peoples with economic opportunity after regional conflict
Selected top ideas will:
- receive a share of $1 million in funding from GHR Foundation.
- be part of a cohort of top innovative organizations helping to solve pressing issues.
- be invited to a kick-off workshop during which they will meet other winners and explore how their ideas connect across the Challenge theme.
- receive ongoing partnership support from GHR Foundation, potential connection to other funder networks, and PR exposure.
- Challenge participants must be registered non-profit or for-profit organizations, consortiums, or coalitions, with a track record of designing and managing multi-phase projects in the country or community in which they plan to execute their idea.
- While the foundation cannot accept submissions from individuals or government agencies, the initiative welcomes ideas that incorporate government partnerships
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit BridgeBuilder Challenge.