Malaysian youth invited to submit ideas for Unicef innovation challenge

Submit ideas at before 15 September 2016

UNICEF is inviting Malaysian youth to submit innovative ideas on ways to improve the lives of children, families and communities in Malaysia.

To be submitted via an online portal before September 15 this year, young people aged 24 and under are invited to share, develop and test their ideas to address social challenges in three priority areas for children in Malaysia.

The three priority areas for Malaysia are: universal health coverage, bullying and social protection for families.

The ideas will be assessed by a panel of experts and the creators of the most promising ideas will be invited to attend a 3-day boot-camp in Kuala Lumpur together with participants from other countries in the Asia Pacific region, to further develop their projects. Ultimately, the three winning projects will be presented to regional leaders, including Government ministers, at the 3rd High Level Meeting on Child Rights later this year. In addition, the young innovators will receive seed funding and mentorship to carry the projects forward.

The Youth Innovation Challenge is a key initiative that will be showcased at the 3rd High Level Meeting on Child Rights hosted by the Government of Malaysia, that will be attended by Heads of State and Senior Ministers from Asia-Pacific governments who will seek to share their knowledge and experience to find ways of improving the lives of children. Priority issues that will be discussed at the meeting this November will include ways to maximize returns on Governments’ social sector expenditures, Universal Health Care and systems to protect children from violence.

For more information on the Challenge and to submit an idea, visit :

Submissions must be received no later than 15 September 2016.

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