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Pact's Global COVID Response Challenge

Help us innovate on the top three COVID challenges we have identified across our 25 country offices!
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Challenge Overview

Background:

An international development organization that works in nearly 40 countries around the world, Pact works to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We strive for a world where everyone owns their future. Throughout the course of history, the world has experienced a wide array of disasters that have affected millions around the world. However, the rate at which the COVID-19 pandemic has the ability to affect people who are already challenged by poverty and marginalization around the world is devastating. Many citizens of less developed countries do not have access to or the ability to implement some basic prevention techniques such as self isolation and hand-washing. Additionally, people who live on a small daily income often lack access to real-time information necessary to address the pandemic nor do they have the financial ability to weather the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Click here to read more about Pact's integrated approach.

Introducing Pact's Challenge:

Pact spent a month unpacking the most profound COVID-related challenges for the communities where we work. The three resulting challenge statements reflect the top challenges as voted on by nearly 200 Pact staff. This challenge runs until August 6, 2020, and consists of three tracks that participants can choose from. There will be four solutions chosen at the end of the period: One from each track selected by Pact evaluators and one overall selected by the public for a "People's Choice" winner. To express our gratitude to participants, Pact will showcase the winners in an interview with our President and CEO. The interview will be live for Pact’s global staff and will also be available via Facebook Live, podcast and as a blog on our website. Additionally, winners will receive recognition on our social media channels and in our quarterly external newsletter. 

Three Primary Challenges:

How Can I Participate? 

  • Click "Accept Challenge" above to register for the challenge
  • Check out our three main challenges and choose one
  • Form a team with your friends, the online community here or go it alone
  • Please note which challenge your idea is in response to when submitting

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Challenge timeline here. 

Questions?

Start a post in our Forum to ask a question, find a team, or connect with other innovators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but it’s quick and easy. Just click the “Accept Challenge” button on this page and follow the instructions to complete your registration. All you need to provide is your name and email address.

If you have a question not answered in the FAQ, we recommend that you post it in the Forum where someone will respond to you. This way, others who may have the same question will be able to see it.

After your idea is submitted, any actions will then be pushed back until 8/8/20. Then, members from Pact will begin to evaluate your idea based off of the criteria we have mentioned and will then announce our winners on 9/4/20 . If your idea was chosen, we will touch base with you on our next steps.

The causes of poverty and marginalization are complex. Using an integrated, systemic approach, we address root problems to measurably transform lives for lasting success. Click here to read more about our integrated approach or click here to visit our home page!

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