About the Program
Compared to their male counterparts, girls and young women around the world have unequal access to quality education.
The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions that level the playing field for girls and young women throughout their learning journey, from birth up to age 24. To that end, Solve seeks solutions that:
- Increase the number of girls and young women participating in formal and informal learning and training;
- Strengthen practical skills, competencies, and experiential learning opportunities, particularly in STEM and digital literacy, for girls and young women to effectively transition from education to employment;
- Reduce the barriers that prevent girls and young women—especially those living in conflict and emergency situations—from reaching key learning milestones; and
- Promote gender-inclusive and gender-responsive education for everyone, including gender non-binary and transgender learners.
- Anyone, anywhere around the world can submit a solution to Solve’s Challenges.
- You can be an individual, a team, or an organization.
- You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of our community.
- If you have a solution, they hope you’ll apply.
All solutions selected for Solve’s five current Global Challenges will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve. Solver teams will be selected by a panel of cross-sector judges at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly week in New York City on September 20, 2020.
In addition to Solve funding, the following prizes are available to Solver teams selected for the Learning for Girls & Women Challenge. To be considered for a prize, complete the prize-specific question within the application. You do not need to meet these requirements to apply to the Learning for Girls & Women Challenge:
- The Andan Prize for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion
- Innovation for Women Prize
- The GM Prize on Learning for Girls and Women
- The Gulbenkian Award for Adult Literacy
- The AI for Humanity Prize