The challenge involves youth actively finding innovative ways to fight COVID-19.

Nigeria is the first country to launch the COVID-19 Design Challenge for UNICEF in the world.

Government partners include the National Centre for Disease Control, National Information Technology Development Agency, and Office for ICT Innovation Entrepreneurship.  

The challenge involves youth actively finding innovative ways to fight COVID-19 and provide young people with opportunities to creatively engage the current and future challenges the pandemic provides.

The challenge will use an online design thinking platform called CARTEDO with the aim to:

  1. Democratize access to reliable information and capitalize on youth networks to drive awareness of COVID-19
  2. Give youth a voice in finding ways to prevent and mitigate the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on Nigerian society
  3. Develop youth skills that will enhance their future employability.


Global partner Goodwall will provide cash benefits of N100,000 every week to participants with the best idea.

To get updates about the design challenge, simply send an SMS with the word JOIN to 24453, which will allow you to participate – together with over 3.6 million Nigerians – on the U-Report Platform.


Anyone over the age of 14 who identifies as Youth

Deadline: 13 June, 2020.

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