Lead2030 Challenge for Goal 4

Deloitte is proud to support the Lead 2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goal 4. In line with their ambition to prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity by 2030, the challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that:

·         Utilize innovative approaches and technology
·         Address root causes of the issue
·         Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale
·         Recognize existing efforts and collaborate with others to accelerate impact
·         Facilitate opportunities for collective impact, by engaging a wide-range of stakeholders
·         Improve the quality of, or access to, education and skills training that prepares young people to succeed in 2030.

The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas:
·         Create skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for young people to prepare for the future workforce, including in areas where there are talent shortages.
·         Accelerate entrepreneurship or new types of employment that provide opportunities for young people to bypass traditional barriers to entry into employment and develop a new generation of job creators.
·         Improve access to education and skills opportunities for those that may be left behind by the rapidly changing global economy. For example, to women and girls, disadvantaged youth.

A $50,000 grant from Deloitte
·         12 months of mentorship from a team of Deloitte employees and partners. The mentorship team will work to accelerate applicants solution by assisting with aspects such as:
·         Business strategy

·         Best practices for data collection
·         Monitoring and evaluation
·         Product design
·         Marketing

Selection Criteria:

This challenge seeks solutions which meet the following criteria:

·         Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG4 challenge. See 'Challenge outline'.
·         Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 - 30.
·         Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
·         Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase.
·         Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, eradicating poverty, or developing skills.
·         Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
·         Financially Viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive on their own through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
·         Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.

Deadline: 5 January 2019

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