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D-Prize $20,000 Challenge for Social Entrepreneurs

In a bid to expand access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world, the D-Prize Challenge promises to give entrepreneurs and the most promising teams up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of their chosen solution to poverty wherever extreme poverty exists.

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To apply for the $20000 D-Prize, Entrepreneurs and participating teams are expected to pick from any of these already proven poverty solutions in need of greater distribution or propose their own challenge (if you know of another proven intervention that needs more distribution) and send a concept note and resume(s) for the first stage, subsequent stages come with more requirements for entrepreneurs that qualify.

The featured challenges include;

  • CHLORINE DISPENSER CHALLENGE:

Can you distribute community chlorine dispensers and teach people to use them?

  • SUGAR DADDY AWARENESS CHALLENGE:

Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” classes to girls in need?

  • QUALITY INPUTS CHALLENGE:

Can you distribute a bundle of proven agricultural inputs and teach farmers to use them to grow more?

  • CUSTOM AGRICULTURE CHALLENGE:

D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, we want to hear your plan to increase its distribution.

  • SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE:

Can you sell solar lights to rural or slum-dwelling households in need?

  • SELF-INJECTABLE CONTRACEPTIVE CHALLENGE:

Can distribute Sayana® Press to underserved women through a private health network?

  • OXYGEN CHALLENGE:

Can you develop a team of technicians to service existing oxygen concentrators?

  • PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CHALLENGE:

Can you create a way to identify patients and connect them to early treatment solutions?

  • MATERNAL HEALTH CHALLENGE:

Can you develop an organization to train birth attendants to administer misoprostol?

  • VOLUNTARY MEDICAL MALE CIRCUMCISION CHALLENGE:

Can you develop an organization to identify candidates for VMMC and connect them to health facilities?

  • PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION CHALLENGE:

Can you prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by helping HIV-positive pregnant women adhere to an ART regimen?

  • CHILD IMMUNIZATION CHALLENGE:

Can you direct 500 caregivers (parents or other guardians) to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that otherwise would not occur?

  • TEACHING AT THE RIGHT LEVEL CHALLENGE:

Can you implement an effective TaRL (Teaching at The Right Level) program to teach students in a resource-limited classroom?

  • GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY CHALLENGE:

Can you improve transparency and report data on public service performance?

ELIGIBILITY

D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.

Existing organizations would be considered for funding only if they are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and need high-risk capital.

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the link below to learn more about the challenges and to apply – https://d-prize.org/#challenges

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Early Submission Deadline: October 18th, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

Regular Submission Deadline: November 8th, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register): November 29th, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time).

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