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We embarked on this Challenge because we believe that it is critical to identify and support innovative approaches tackling the complexities of education in emergency situations. There are many exciting and innovative ideas within the Shortlist, and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate a subset of Ideas that focused on designing education solutions for children with disabilities - and we are excited to share them with you!

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We embarked on this Challenge because we believe that it is critical to identify and support innovative approaches tackling the complexities of education in emergency situations. There are many exciting and innovative ideas within the Shortlist, and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate a subset of Ideas that focused on the Asia Pacific Region, with an emphasis on climate resiliency. We saw ideas in this region focused on engaging entire communities, designing sustainable education technologies, and region-specific data collection - and we are excited to share them with you!

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At OpenIDEO, our hope is that our Challenges will be reflective of our times – and the great capability of our community. It's for this reason we chose to partner with GHR Foundation, an organization with a shared vision and ambition to help solve urgent global challenges in new ways. As we near the end of our first BridgeBuilder Challenge, let’s get to know GHR Foundation, our partner and sponsor in creating the BridgeBuilder Program.

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We embarked on this Challenge because we believe that it is critical to identify and support innovative approaches tackling the complexities of education in emergency situations. Over the course of the challenge we’ll highlight several key themes we’ve seen, and a few ideas within those themes. These lists are not exhaustive nor representative of the all the Ideas, but we hope will help to illustrate and celebrate the diversity of organizations and Ideas participating in this Challenge. This week we are focusing on creative ideas to specifically support girls education in emergency settings.

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In the Fall Prevention Challenge, the OpenIDEO team put on a workshop with our Challenge sponsors – AARP Services Inc. and UnitedHealthcare, a feedback session with our Advisory Panel, and a four-day design sprint in Nashville, Tennessee, that helped us gather insights. ASI and UHC selected nine ideas from the Challenge to prototype and test with caregivers and ideas for prototyping were selected based on their fit with the Evaluation Criteria

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We’re so excited that we’re just two weeks into the Ideas phase and together we’ve already shared over 100 ideas aimed at addressing emergent needs intersecting peace, prosperity, and planet! We want you to keep them coming and thought we’d share with you some of the things we are looking for. In the spirit of human centered design, we want to show, not tell – so we’ve created this sample idea:

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As we brainstorm new solutions for our first BridgeBuilder Challenge, the team reflected on some of our Funded Ideas from past global development focused Challenges and found some of the features that made them such great ideas. Here are few pointers from some of the concepts that made it to the end of the challenge.

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Over the course of the Future of Higher Ed Challenge, we've been featuring Q&As with our Challenge Sponsors, the organizations and individuals who have partnered with us in building this Challenge, and will play a significant role in supporting top ideas moving forward. This week, let’s get to know Georgia Tech, one of our 4 awesome Challenge sponsors.

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The Amplify Team is excited to announce our Top Ideas from the Youth Empowerment Challenge focused on East Africa. Over 550 ideas were submitted on the platform, engaging the community in a critical conversation. We are deeply inspired by the enthusiastic response from individuals, communities, and organizations around the world.

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Over the course of the Future of Higher Ed Challenge, we'll be featuring Q&As with our Challenge Sponsors, the organizations and individuals who have partnered with us in building this Challenge, and will play a significant role in supporting top ideas moving forward. This week, let’s learn more about Level, one of our 4 Challenge sponsors.

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