AU-UNICEF 2022 Youth Innovation Challenge on the Impact of Harmful Practices on the Mental Health of Children & Young People

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Deadline: January 31, 2022

Applications are open for the AU-UNICEF Youth Innovation Challenge 2022. Survivors of harmful practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may find it difficult to seek help and cope with the mental health and psychosocial challenges due to their experience and ordeal.

UNICEF and the African Union Commission invites you to share with them what you and your team think would be an innovative way of focusing on either of the following issues:

  • Creating awareness in respective communities, peer groups and beyond on the impact of harmful practices (HPs) on mental health/well being;
  • Helping survivors cope with psychosocial consequences of HPs through different ways;
  • Neighborhood/community based activities/services that can help survivors of HPs cope with various mental health and psychosocial needs.

Prize

  • The best 10 interventions will be awarded $2,500 each to implement their intervention in the community.

Eligibility

Applicant must

  • Be an African youth to be considered for the innovation challenge;
  • Describe your innovative intervention in detail and submit your plan;
  • Work collaboratively in a group in your country and decide on a focal/intervention;
  • Submit name of your team and team lead responsible for intervention oversight;
  • Submit 5-10 photos and 1-minute video clip explaining your proposed solution etc.

The innovative solution should:

  • Show how it will support young people particularly girls and young women affected by HPs.
  • Work directly with your peers/communities.
  • Be collaborative.

The Pitch

Selected teams will be contacted and required to submit and present their detailed proposal for 5 minutes at the inter-generational Dialogue in February 2022.

Application

  • Submit name of your team and team lead responsible for intervention oversight;
  • Submit 5-10 photos and 1-minute video clip explaining your proposed solution etc.

Submit your application to unicefauo@unicef.org and copy youth@africa-union.org.

For more information, visit AU-UNICEF.

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