The Resource Mobilization Challenge

Starting in June 2018, ECW launched a global challenge to seek proposals for bold ideas to help address the billion-dollar finance gap for education in emergencies and protracted crises. Over 200 ideas were submitted, with nine finalists selected on 10 September.

Meet the finalists and join the livestream Jury

Finalists will have 10 minutes to pitch their ideas to the Challenge Jury during a livestreamed event on Friday 21 September from 7:30 am to 9:00 am (EST). Jury members will then deliberate in a closed session to select the best ideas to be awarded the three $25,000 funding prizes destined to support the development of business plans.

The three best ideas will be announced at the Global People’s Summit on 22 September on the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Goal and deliverable

The ideas submitted to the challenge were required to be substantive and have the potential to raise at least US$50 million per year continually (or US$100 million total once, if a one-time effort). Sources allowed for the provision of grant funding as part of ECW’s continued commitment to providing equal and free education. The goal of the Challenge is to surface new and actionable ideas for large scale resource mobilization efforts with a real potential for implementation. Deliverable of the Challenge will be a unique idea and a business plan for implementation.

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