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The Amplify team is thrilled to announce the Amplify Reproductive Health Challenge winners! After reviewing more than 260 submissions over the course of the past three months, we have selected eight winning ideas that we believe will help to create communities where every girl and woman has the right to make choices about her reproductive health.

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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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Testing your idea with stakeholders and building on what you learn are important parts of the human-centered design process. In this short video, Amplify designer Rafael Smith explains how you can develop simple ways to test your ideas in the real world.

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In the Refugee Education Challenge, we have community roles in Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan and Uganda. They'll be familiar faces in this challenge, and we're excited to introduce you!

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In preparation for the Amplify program’s Refugee Education Challenge, the Amplify Team had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia and Uganda, and meet with refugees from Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over three weeks, we heard stories of incredible struggle and resilience, began to understand the services available to refugees, and learned something very important: the refugee experience is different for every individual and family that goes through it.

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As we brainstorm new solutions for our Zero to Five Challenge, the Amplify Team reflected on some of our Funded Ideas from our first challenge on Women's Safety 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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We’re so excited that we’re just two weeks into the Ideas phase and together we’ve already shared over 150 ideas aimed at ensuring children thrive in their first five years! 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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We're sometimes asked at OpenIDEO why we run the Research phase first and don't just dive straight into the Ideas phase. So we thought we'd share some reasons on why we've found this approach to be successful in shaping our pursuit of social change.

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