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Students visiting the temple at Naqa to teach the them about their common identity and culture [image credit: USAID/Sudan]
 
Our recently launched Atrocity Prevention Challenge is off to an energetic and insightful start with it's Inspiration phase in full swing. With this challenge we're asking: How might we gather information from hard-to-access areas to prevent mass violence against civilians? As always, before diving into potential solutions, we're keen to gather examples of existing initiatives, explore analogies and build empathy around this sensitive and complex topic. Want to know more about why we kick off our challenges this way? Check out our  Lowdown on Inspiration. We hope you'll join us with posts and conversation to fuel our collective thinking. This week we're especially interested in your help on our featured Missions: Spread the Word and Host an Interview. Also be sure to check out this compelling interview with our Featured Eyewitness, Dr Isaac Gang – a former child soldier from Sudan.
 
Don't miss our news of a volunteer position as a Community Champion for the Atrocity Prevention Challenge. This is an experimental role focused on empowering members of our community to help us shape the future of our platform. Are you keen to step up your collaboration on OpenIDEO? Apply now to join our team on this challenge – applications close 9:00 am PST March 14.
 
As you all know, we're most excited about transforming ideas into action and we have a number of updates to share on this front. Find out more about the app-ilicious news from our Amnesty Challenge in which our OpenIDEO collaborators have come together to support human rights. There's also an update on our Sanitation Challenge from Ghana where 300 toilets have been delivered with more plans afoot. And check out how a group of OpenIDEO collaborators have come together to enhance community vibrancy in New York in the back of our Vibrant Cities Challenge.
 
Lots of news this week! Join us now to be part of pursuing social good, together.
 
 
 
 
 
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