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. 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.

  2. Winner announcement

    Results of the ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.