Applications are open from eligible candidates for the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 6.

About the Challenge

This challenge seeks to support solutions that work to achieve access to enough and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and finish open defecation, paying special consideration to the needs of rural communities in creating economies where primary infrastructure remains to be lacking. There must be a selected focus on children, women/girls, and people in the weakest.

Applicants should demonstrate impact in at least one of many following areas:

  • Incentivize and educate vulnerable females in rural communities to alleviate the practice of open defecation to not only prevent the unfold of life-threatening diseases but also to empower females to really feel secure in their very own communities.
  • Drive focused behavior change to make sure good hygiene applies and educate on self-sufficient practices to reduce the spread of preventable illness corresponding to diarrhea.
  • Ensure basic sanitation services are not just developed but are sustainable in the long run allowing communities to feel empowered to maintain options for generations to come.
Challenge Criteria
  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the challenge.
  • Youth-led: Founded by an individual aged 18 – 30.
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, recognized key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that can be affordable and properly thought out.
  • Market ready: Product/service already in market or able to go to market.
  • Impactful: Solutions will need to have an optimistic social impact, for instance generating employment, or creating abilities.
  • Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
  • Financially viable: Must be capable to obtain efficiency and surviving independently by the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
  • Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after increasing in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.

The winning solution will obtain:

  • A US$50,000 grant from Reckitt
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of Reckitt professionals. The mentorship team will work to speed up your solution primarily based on the needs of your initiative or organization, corresponding to:
    • Business strategy
    • Best practices for data assortment
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Product design
Application Process

Interested candidates can apply for the challenge by this link.

Important Dates
  • 25 July 2021: Applications open.
  • 23 September 2021: Applications close.
  • 28 October 2021: Shortlisted candidates confirmed.
  • 31 January 2022: Lead2030 Challenge Winner confirmed. 
Click here to view the official notification for the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 6.

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