On a fateful evening last Thursday, January 26th, the Scale X Design Challenge completed its run with the awards ceremony. Three winners, taken from over 70 applications, were chosen among 15 finalists from across the globe.
Devex features a review by Michelle Nunn, is the CEO of CARE, the organization that sponsored the Challenge. She takes the opportunity to contrast this year’s winners with the beginning of CARE during World War II, and review what has evolved and what remains true in humanitarian work ever since.
The winners, selected by a 6-judge panel, were:
Chat! Contraception, a communication program from Cambodia aiming to empower garment factory workers through better reproductive health information and services.
Krishi Utsho, another information initiative, this time design to increase productivity for Bangladeshi smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs.
MAST, or Mobile Application to Secure Tenure, a measuring service of land plots in Tanzania, based on mobile application technologies. It seeks to facilitate issuing of occupancy rights certificates to villagers.
Each received USD 150,000 for scaling and “dramatic” impact increases.
Watch the video below that captures the evening: