Finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour to be announced on 27 October

The finalists will move on to the next stage of the evaluation process and will be invited to present their ideas to an independent panel of judges.

Noticia | 15 de octubre de 2021
On June 10th 2021, the ILO Skills Innovation Facility, together with the Alliance 8.7, launched a competition calling for innovators to propose ideas and solutions that can contribute to the prevention of forced labour in Africa through skills and lifelong learning.

The evaluation is ongoing and the evaluation committee, composed of experts in the field of skills development and forced labour, will have some busy weeks reviewing the projects. The best ideas will be announced on 27 October 2021 and the finalists will continue to the second phase of the competition in which they will have the opportunity to present their proposals to a panel of expert judges on 29 October 2021. Finalists will be competing for a chance to win a 30,000 USD grant to implement the proposed solution. Additionally, the winning team will receive technical support to turn the idea into a ready-to-implement prototype, as well as global visibility.

The winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa through skills and lifelong learning, will be revealed in November 2021.

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Good luck to everyone and stay tuned!

Key dates

  • Announcement of the finalists: 27 October 2021
  • Pitch competition: 29 October 2021
  • Announcement of winner: November 2021

Map of submissions

About the 3rd Skills Challenge Innovation Call

The 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call: Preventing Forced Labour in Africa through Skills and Lifelong Learning, aims to bring new ideas and solutions that focus on achieving positive and sustainable change at three different levels (individual, structural and community) through innovative skills and lifelong learning interventions to help contribute to the eradication of forced labour in areas and/or economic sectors in Africa where vulnerable populations are still subjected to such forms of exploitation.