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Disaster Risk Reduction

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What do we understand by disaster?

We draw on the definition of disasters by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure with one adaptation. We do not target Epidemics in our challenge. Our understanding is that disaster can be: 

  • Drought 
  • Earthquake 
  • Extreme temperature 
  • Flood 
  • Landslide 
  • Storm 
  • Wildfire 

Not all these disasters are necessarily impacted by climate change.

We consider solutions as well if they target disaster risk reduction in areas not linked to climate change

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Intellectual workshop

What’s in it for you?

Whether you are a tech-savvy digital entrepreneur who tackles challenges with a solution-oriented approach or if you are someone directly impacted by a lack of accessibility to education with an idea on how to improve the situation; if your submitted idea is successful, you will be provided with the unique opportunity to turn your idea into an operating and impactful solution.

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What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?

We wish to foster & scale digital and technical innovations that provide or improve access to education for children, youths and/or adults with disabilities in Africa.

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Why is this challenge crucial now?

Education is the foundation on which inclusion is built. However, children and young persons with disabilities in Africa are significantly less likely to attend and complete basic and higher education.

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