UNICEF Cartedo Covid-19 Challenge for Youths 2020 (Win Rewards)

UNICEF and Cartedo partners to offer the Covid-19 Challenge for Youths to create a stronger Africa together after the pandemic in 2020.

COVID-19 is impacting us all as we deal with the new normal of social distancing and lockdowns. Misinformation and fake news amplify our fears. Hard realities like loss of income, job insecurity, stalled education, food shortages and lack of cleanwater, force us to explore unique ways to cope. While we cannot always prevent such impacts, we can be better prepared.

This challenge gives youth a voice in exploring how we might empower people and communities to become more pandemic-resilient. They are looking for your ideas to solve real challenges faced by real people just like you. This challenge offers you the opportunity to develop future-ready employability skills like design thinking while contributing to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19.

As you progress through this challenge, you will use a human-centered design approach to discover how COVID-19 is impacting real people in different ways, define these challenges from a human-centred perspective, and develop innovative solutions to these challenges.

Worth of Award

  • Get certified in design thinking as you develop products, services and solutions to the challenges faced by people in your community like misinformation & trust, depression, income insecurity and stalled learning.
  • Everyone who finishes this challenge will receive a certificate of participation from UNICEF, acknowledging your positive contribution in the fight against this pandemic.


Anyone over the age of 14 who identifies as Youth

How to Apply

You can submit your ideas or prototypes on their website

Deadlines: Applications close June 13, 2020, 12:00 AM


Click here for more details and to apply