World Bank Global Tech Challenge: Solutions for Women

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  • Apply Before : May 22, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13006
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement Not Required

Opportunity Description

The World Bank Group, with CES 2021, wants to launch a Global Tech Challenge to bridge the digital gender divide. Based on World Bank Group evaluation over 300 million women have less access to the internet than men in developing countries. This situation improving day by day and make a high level of barrier to access to the financial resources and development programs.

The World Bank Group, which is a significant funding source for low-income countries and CES, the world’s largest and most influential technology event, provides this opportunity for newly established organizations who are working for gender and willing to be recognized globally.



Key dates:

  • Deadline: 15 April 2020
  • World Bank meeting date: June-July 2020
  • Result announcements: October 2020
  • Program date: Jan 6-9, 2021 | Las Vagas
  • Winners announcement: 2021 at CES program

Innovative technological solutions fields:

  • platforms: develop the number of platforms for women to access the local market places, or online communities.
  • Digital skills: empower women and girls in developing their digital skills.
  • Online content: develop the women-oriented content viability.
  • Digital access enhancing: concentrate on business model innovation.

Benefits of the program:

  • Successful applicants will be recognized and have brand visibility at 2021 CES as a winner of global tech challenge.
  • Involvements with World Bank Teams and Governments to develop their projects.
  • Technological companies and world bank leader’s mentorship.
  • Access to international fora to share their stories like 2021 CES, regional conferences, Spring and Annual Meetings of World Bank.
  • International network opportunity.


  • For-profit and public interest organizations are currently working on solutions to bridge the gender digital divide.
  • For-profit and non-profits Fresh registered organizations.


who are not eligible to apply:

  • individuals and governments.
  • UN agencies

Selection criteria:

Your proposal will be evaluated based on relevance and feasibility, sustainability, scale and replicability, and fit for purpose.

Required documents:

  • A detailed proposal containing the solutions under one or multiple of the four challenge focus areas.

The followings should be included in your proposal:

  • The solution’s theory of change.
  • Evidence of the prior impact solution on the target audience.
  • Quality for replicability and scale to other contexts.

How to apply:

Submit your proposal on the online application form.

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