Introducing the 2019 BridgeBuilder Challenge Top Ideas!
These selected concepts reflect the collective momentum of this community - 450 submissions from 30,000 participants in 165 countries. The ideas were chosen for their promise to promote meaningful engagement, greater social cohesion, and sustainable, community-led change.
Top Manta (Barcelona, Spain) – Launched by Senegalese ‘manteros’ (street vendors) in Spain, this organization is activating a migrant-led streetwear movement for opportunity and solidarity
Five One Labs (Kurdistan Region, Iraq) – This startup incubator in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, equips displaced and conflict-affected entrepreneurs (youth and women-founded) with tools and mentorship to rebuild their lives.
Sama for All (Paris, France) – Founded by a Syrian refugee and two French citizens, this organization creates unique employment opportunities for migrants in the cultural sector, building social cohesion and shifting perceptions.
FaithAction (United States) – This team is reimagining the i.d. card to foster trust and safety among new neighbors, and build greater understanding and cooperation between migrants and local law enforcement, health centers, schools, and city agencies.
Talent Beyond Boundaries (Jordan and Lebanon) – Connecting the skills of displaced persons to international job opportunities—opening labor mobility as a complementary solution to traditional refugee resettlement.
Help keep this momentum going by clicking on the links below to learn more about each Top Idea, and leave a comment to congratulate them!