ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional programme to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ASEAN Post-2015 development agenda through cross-sector partnerships and scaling disruptive innovations.
‘Inclusive Innovation’ refers to the knowledge creation, acquisition, absorption and distribution efforts targeted directly at meeting the needs of the low-income or the base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) population. The focus of Inclusive Innovation is on delivering high performance products and services or high experience at ultra-low cost to the people whose needs are generally not addressed. (Taken from the Global Research Alliance)
This year’s challenge is themed ‘Inclusive Innovations for ASEAN’ and hopes to discover innovations from the citizen and private sectors that are delivering on the inclusivity agenda in the region through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration.
ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Sustainable Development Goals were established by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.
To ensure a holistic approach towards creating impact, the ASEAN Impact Challenge was designed to align with the Global Goals. Participating teams are encouraged to form their innovations to address at least one of the 17 Goals.
Innovations in the ASEAN Impact Challenge can be categorized according to these nine tracks:
Inclusive and equitable quality education,
with the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Tech as a key driver for economic, social and cultural growth through increased productivity, security and capacity to tackle key issues
Innovating finance to serve the unbanked and underserved individuals / businesses access to a wider range of tailored digital finance products
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Generating innovative and scalable solutions for effective humanitarian assistance
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Ensure healthy lives and the promotion of holistic well-being for all
Offer new opportunities for innovation and growth whilst creating social and development impact
Making cities inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable
This track is also open to businesses that offer new opportunities for innovation, growth and competitiveness and are making serious considerations to make their businesses inclusive in approach, resulting in positive social and development impact
PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT
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