Ashoka’s “Tapping Youth Innovation Challenge”

Ashoka has launched a youth movement called Ashoka’s Youth Venture ( to help young people to design and launch their own lasting social ventures. (More on this in a later post). As part of their efforts to spur innovation, they have teamed up with a number of organizations to hold youth oriented social innovation competitions.

The latest one is “Tapping Youth Innovation, a Water Campaign” where they are looking for young innovators’ ideas on how to solve some of the challenges to clean water and sanitation for people living in poverty.  The challenge is accepting entries until March 22, 2009 which coincidentally (or maybe not so coincidentally) happens to be World Water Day!

Here is a blurb about their competition for people who might be interested.

Ashoka GenV is pleased to join WaterAid America in launching our very first water and sanitation campaign.

Tapping Youth Innovation seeks to support youth-led solutions that help improve access to water and sanitation services for the billions of people living in poverty.

Got an idea, product or technology that may work? Tell us about it by filling out our (very brief) entry form.

The 10 best entries will receive seed grants and support from Ashoka GenV and WaterAid to scale and spread your innovation.

Enter by World Water Day – March 22, 2009!

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