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Calling all innovators! Tackle one of three challenges, win prizes worth up to USD 10,000, and experience an exciting opportunity to make real impact.

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Challenges

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Challenge 1

Digital Skills for Today’s Workforce

To keep relevant and drive progress in today’s world, ADB is calling start-ups, students and corporate partners to develop new ideas and solutions to:

  • Assess individual levels of digital skills

  • Recommend individual learning programs to build digital skills

PRIZE POOL: USD 10,000

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Challenge 2

Future-Proofing for the Water Crisis

Our planet is undergoing a profound change and with that, facing multiple natural problems. UN predicts that by 2025, half of the countries worldwide will face water street or outright shortages. The Asian countries, of course, are no exception. In addition to scarcity, they face some over-flooding water problem. How can we solve this issue?

PRIZE POOL: USD 10,000

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Challenge 3

ADB Pay: Digital Payments

Are you ready to revolutionize ADB’s staff payment interactions? This is your chance to work on a digital wallet solution that will change the way ADB staff make purchases, transfer funds and earn points within the bank and beyond. 

PRIZE POOL: USD 10,000


Key Dates

Deadline for registration

August 16

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August 31 -
September 2

Be a Participant

YOUR ROLE
Participate in challenges that tackle either the development needs of Asia and the Pacific, or ADB’s own institutional capacity.

WHY JOIN?
•Opportunity to pilot the project with ADB
Present your idea to an international community
•Prize of up to USD 10,000
Make a real impact
Travel to ADB HQ, Manila — travel sponsored by ADB

HOW TO JOIN
Click "Participate” in the challenge of your choice to register and apply.

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Or be a Challenge Giver

DO YOU HAVE A CHALLENGE?

Share your challenge through the form below, and enjoy fresh new perspectives from the collective wisdom of the crowd. Contribute to breakthrough innovations to uplift Asia and the Pacific.



SUBMIT A CHALLENGE TODAY

A good challenge should…

  • Be relevant to poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific…

  • …or tackle other innovations leading to meaningful, positive impact to the region

  • Address problems with no current solutions

  • Embrace the use of emerging technology

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