January 23, 2017
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Dear Friends, 

We are thrilled to announce our Youth Empowerment Challenge winners

After reviewing more than 550 submissions over the course of the past three months, we have selected six winning ideas that we believe will transform the opportunities for youth living in East Africa.

These ideas will be implemented in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. Click on the links below to learn more about each winner and comment on their idea to congratulate them!

Access to Government Procurement Opportunities
Empowering youth, women and persons with disabilities by building capacity to access Kenyan government funds set aside for them.
Bringing a Proven Solution for Youth Livelihoods to Kenya
Expanding Educate!’s transformative leadership, entrepreneurship & workforce readiness training model.
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Building the Small to Medium Enterprises of Tomorrow
Investing in passionate, young micro entrepreneurs enabling growth into successful small businesses.
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Connecting Youth to Living
Wage Jobs 

Equipping Kenyan youth with market-aligned skills and linkages to formal employment in the technology industry.
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Leadership and Workforce Development for East African Women
Market-relevant education empowering women to thrive in the workforce.
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Musana Carts 
Providing Ugandan entrepreneurs the opportunity to affordably start a business with solar powered carts. 
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To kick off their 18 months as Amplify partners, representatives from each of these six organizations will join the Amplify Team in Nairobi for a human-centered design bootcamp in March. We can’t wait to see these ideas evolve – and we’ll be sure to share stories and pictures of their journey! You can take a look at the work of past Amplify winners on IDEO.org’s website here.

Thank you for lending your inspiration, expertise and voices to our global collaboration. We are deeply inspired by the enthusiastic response from individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. Our 7th Amplify Challenge will launch in March, with continued support from the UK Department for International Development – we look forward to sharing more news with you soon. 

Until then, we invite you to celebrate with us! Please join us in congratulating our Youth Empowerment Challenge winners. 

A big thank you to our global community for continuing to drive innovation across nations, industries and issues to collaboratively design a better world. 

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