FYI. I thought this audience can make some very strong proposals that are 
likely to win.




Health and education are essential for the economic development of society. In 
spite of differences created by geography or demographics, education is highly 
correlated with not only life span, but also economic growth. An educated 
worker is more productive and as a parent will make better choices and provide 
more opportunities for their children to succeed. Research in the developing 
world indicates that educational status (especially of the mother) is a 
predictor of health outcomes. Much more can be done, especially in context of 
the developing countries as every minute, many women and children are dying 
from preventable diseases and treatable conditions. Therefore, Ideagen seeks to 
empower women & girls through new approaches that increase access to quality 
education and / or promoting their good health and well being.

Last September marked the announcement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals at 
the United Nations Summit. World leaders committed to achieving these goals in 
order to make the world a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable place by 
the year 2030. Four of these initiatives are key areas of focus for this 
Challenge: Good Health, Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Partnerships 
for the Goals. At the Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit, 
the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations will 
convene to discuss and develop solutions to empower women & girls across the 
planet. In searching for more diverse perspectives, Ideagen seeks innovative, 
cross-sector solutions that promote gender equality while also increasing 
access to quality education and / or promoting good health and well being of 
women & girls.

This is a special Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  *   There is a guaranteed award.  The award(s) will be paid to the best 
submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be 
$10,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award 
being smaller than $2,000.

  *   The three finalists of this Challenge will have the unique opportunity to 
pitch their idea via a video presentation at the Annual Ideagen UN Empowering 
Women & Girls 2030 Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY on 
July 13, 2016. The winner(s) will be determined by a distinguished panel of 
judges selected from Ideagen member organizations.

  *   The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property 
rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants to 
the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any 
information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on 
June 27, 2016.

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