Wash Innovation Challenge

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Wash Innovation Challenge

BRAC and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) are collaborating to host a Regional WASH Innovation Challenge for South Asia. The purpose of the Challenge is to identify innovative solutions to promote handwashing with soap that can be implemented to scale in the South Asia region.

If you’re a university student, a coder, a young professional, a start-up, a small NGO or a communication agency, and your nationality is from any of the following 8 countries- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, you are eligible to apply.

The main objective of the Challenge is to promote handwashing with soap by mothers and caregivers during critical times: before preparing food, before feeding babies and children, after defecation, and after changing baby nappies.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • University student, a coder, a young professional, a start-up, a small NGO or a communication agency can apply for his challenge.
  • Your nationality is from any of the following 8 countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://www.washinnovation.org/form/


  • Challenge Topics:
    • Innovative Behaviour Change Campaign
    • Appropriate Technology For Fun And Easier Hand Washing
    • Innovative Systems To Sustainably Monitor Hand Washing
  • Whether you are an individual, a representative of an organization or part of a team, they want your innovative ideas from your diverse perspectives, talents, and ideas, ready to tackle this particular issue of hand washing.
  • Teams can have a maximum of 4 participants, including the team leader.
  • you are welcome to submit multiple ideas if you, your team or your organization are able to come up with different innovative solutions.


  • All finalists are brought over from their home country to Bhutan for the final round.
  • The subsequent 3 winning teams from there will not only have the prestige of being the first ever champions of this challenge, but they will also receive a cash prize – worth $5000 each – and will be publicized through UNICEF WASH networks and events such as global and regional network meetings.
  • Also, the finalist’s team members will get the opportunity to present their idea in global conferences.

Application Deadline:

 The application will close on September 30, 2018.

Apply Now

If you have any queries, feel free to e-mail: contact@washinnovation.org

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