Deadline: 2020-03-31 Award: $100,000 Open to: Everyone*
The skills gap in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be the widest in the world. Lack of accessible, affordable, high quality, and effective learning opportunities means that two out of every five youth are not in education, employment, or training — with girls from vulnerable households disproportionately represented. Learning achievement levels remain low by international standards, with rural youth less likely to attend school and more likely to drop out than their urban counterparts. At the same time, around 50 percent of formal Latin American businesses cannot find local candidates with the skills they need and thus rely on applicants outside the region.
Building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, the TPrize Challenge seeks to find and support tech-based solutions to close the skills gap and promote lifelong learning opportunities across Latin America and the Caribbean. To do so, TPrize is looking for innovators with promising solutions from around the world who are either already working in or planning to expand to Latin America and the Caribbean.
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