CWY-JCM believes in youth-led development and innovation, whereby young people identify or define a problem, explore potential solutions and take responsibility for developing and implementing a solution. Young people have the potential to mobilize and transform the world and to advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The CWY-JCM Innovation Challenge was created to promote youth-led development solutions.

We have put together a talented and diverse CWY-JCM Innovation Challenge Committee to judge and mentor the submissions. With applicants from across the country, the committee has selected four successful finalists who's innovations are in line within one of the CWY-JCM pillars and contributes to the advancement of one or more of the CWY-JCM affiliated SDGs. The finalists will receive their expert guidance in developing their innovative ideas into fully operating projects. Participants will complete workshops such as proposal writing, budgeting, communications planning and much more delivered by our panel of experts, which will give the youth an insight into a successful project development strategy, collaborative partnerships, and delivery.

Call for submissions is now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

Innovation Challenge Committee

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Innovation Commitee Chair

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Environmental Sustainability Specialist

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Legal Expert

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Indigenous Community Empowerment Specialist

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Sustainable Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship Specialist

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Programming Specialist

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Indigenous Empowerment Specialist

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Programming and Fundraising Specialist