Application for OpenIDEO COVID-19 Global South Health and Livelihoods Challenge Applications
The OpenIDEO COVID-19 Global South Health and Livelihoods Challenge seeks innovative ideas that demonstrate a deep understanding of low- and middle-income families in urban areas of the Global South and those that have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We accept all stages of innovations, from the initial design stage to full-scale implementation. Anyone can participate in the Challenge, be it an individual, a team, or a registered organization.
As COVID-19 began to spread in early 2020, some of the earliest and strictest lockdown policies were imposed by governments in the Global South, a term that broadly refers to the regions of Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Oceania. Despite this, statistics show that as of August 12, 2020, many of the countries experiencing the highest death rates related to COVID are in the Global South, including: Brazil, Mexico, India, Peru, Iran. , Colombia, South Africa and Chile.