Skills Challenge Innovation Call

Recognizing the active role of individuals and organizations in driving innovation in skill systems and addressing pressing skills challenges, the ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call invites innovators to propose new and practical ideas and solutions with the potential for sustainability, scalability and replication on a wide scale.

We are looking to mobilize a global cohort of skills innovators to rethink skills development and lifelong learning and to help build the future of work we want!

We aim to create change in three ways:
  • Incentivising people from all regions to identify major current and future skills challenges they confront;
  • Sourcing innovative ideas and solutions to those challenges; and
  • Encouraging innovation partnerships involving representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key stakeholders.

Interested to join the adventure?

Keep an eye on our challenge calls: they may bring you the perfect opportunity to bring your idea into reality.

Highlights

  1. Congratulations to the winners!

    Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call: See all the winners

    The Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call has identified three promising and innovative projects that will contribute to providing young Cambodians, especially those most affected by COVID-19, with opportunities to acquire skills that lead to decent jobs as well as accredited certificates.

  2. Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    Winners of the inaugural Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call announced

    The Innovation Call has identified three promising and innovative projects that will contribute to providing young Cambodians, especially those most affected by COVID-19, with opportunities to acquire skills that lead to decent jobs as well as accredited certificates.

  3. Winner Announcement Ceremony

    Meet the winners of the 1st Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The Ceremony will be presided over by the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training and the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Cambodia, along with the participation of the Director of the ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR.

  4. Call

    1st Cambodia Skill Challenge Innovation Call: Finding Solutions to Digital TVET Skills Challenges

    The Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that address challenges faced by TVET to adapt to online learning and skills training.

  5. Promoting decent domestic work in Zimbabwe

    Mendy Lusuba is creating Zimbabwe's first training centre for domestic workers with support from the ILO Skills Innovation Facility.

  6. Meet the winner

    Meet the winner of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The Call was won by the Domestic Worker Center for a proposal to upgrade the skills of Zimbabwean domestic workers, through both face-to-face and online courses.

  7. Interview

    Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe wins the ILO Skills Innovators Challenge

    Winner of the ILO Innovators Challenge proposes to empower domestic workers with skills that respond to their current working world.

  8. Press release

    1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call winner announced

    The winner of the first ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 50,000 prize has gone to a domestic workers association in Zimbabwe.

  9. Results announcement

    Meet the finalists of the ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The finalists and semi-finalists of the first ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced.

  10. Call

    ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call draws 473 applications from nearly 100 countries

    The Skills Challenge Innovation Call , launched by the International Labour Organization on 29 January, attracted an impressive number of participants. A total of 473 proposals from 96 countries were received by the end of the submission period on 30 April 2020.

  11. Call

    First ILO Skills Challenge Call: Finding solutions to skills mismatch

    The ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognise and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.

  12. Event

    Launch of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The first Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.