Tech is being used to solve some of humankind’s most pressing problems. I am always impressed when it’s used for good. That’s why my interest was piqued when I discovered The Challenge Slavery Community’s Campus Challenge.
The competition has been opened since last November and includes a contest for students to propose the best technological solutions to help end trafficking in persons in the developing world.
The Challenge also includes a research grant competition for graduate students, professors, and scholars at think tanks in the U.S. and overseas to conduct innovative and rigorous research on trafficking in persons. The research grant competition will be held in the spring of 2013.
Last October,, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah launched the Challenge at Pepperdine University, where a panel of experts convened to share insights on the role technology can play to prevent trafficking in persons and provide assistance to victims and survivors. The event was live streamed online and publicized globally with the goal of ending human trafficking.
What’s in it for contestants?
Well, in addition to the cash prize, winners will receive an invitation to showcase and discuss ideas with USAID, other donors and organizations focused on combating trafficking.
Interested? Enter here.
Hurry, you’ve only got six days!