Venezuela’s political, humanitarian, and economic crisis has led to severe shortages of food, electricity, medicine, water, and other basic needs. The situation has driven more than 4.3 million people to flee the country, the largest external displacement of people in the Western Hemisphere’s history. This outflow of Venezuelans has had a growing social and economic impact on neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including effects on public services, labor markets, community relations, and infrastructure. and that’s why this challenge created with a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale forward-thinking solutions from Venezuelans, wherever they are, and innovators worldwide to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the regional crisis. BetterTogether Challenge will elevate, connect, expand, fund, and build. There are four categories in the challenge which are:
Solutions to help develop skills and networks, and promote social cohesion and peaceful community relationships.
Solutions that build livelihoods and improve access to products essential to daily life.
Solutions that improve the delivery of services, such as education, health, energy, connectivity, and others.
Solutions that improve the access to, and transfer of, cash and capital.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Fashion and Design
Food and Beverage
Healthcare and Biotechnology
Media and Entertainment
Retail and Commerce
Travel and Leisure
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