Impact Challenge 2019



Create game-changing solutions for today’s most pressing issues

Delegates to The Youth Assembly are called to action by developing original, impactful, and innovative solutions to the social, economic, and environmental issues outlined in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Challenge participants will design and pitch proposals for a social impact project of their own creation. Candidates with the best proposals – chosen by a panel of judges – will be awarded with seed funding and connected to resources to help launch their vision into action.

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Participants of the Impact Challenge are leaders and change-makers in their communities with an enthusiasm for social innovation.

Applicants must be Delegates of the 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly between the ages of 16 and 28, and have a clear vision for impactful change.


The winners of The Youth Assembly Impact Challenge will receive recognition during the closing ceremony of The Youth Assembly.

The winners:

  • will be featured prominently on our platforms reaching over 40,000 people globally

  • will receive mentorship on social entrepreneurship

  • will receive the opportunity to pitch their ideas to experts in the field, and receive seed funding for the implementation of their projects

All finalists will receive feedback to further develop and improve their social impact project proposals.

How to apply?

Registered delegates of the 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly will be emailed with information on how to participate.

If you are not a registered delegate of The Youth Assembly, apply here.

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Stage 1: Application period - November 20 - December 21, 2018

Stage 2: Interview of shortlisted applicants - January 14 - January 25, 2019

Top Finalists will be notified by January 30, 2019

Stage 3: Final Challenge at The Youth Assembly - Tentative: February 16, 2019

Awarding of Winners February 17, 2019

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