Mission Billion Challenge opens call for innovation to strengthen inclusion and empower the ‘invisible billion’

The Mission Billion Challenge launched a call for proposals to address the question of how countries can increase their efforts to further support those left behind (who often lack smartphones, computers, and broadband Internet access), so they can access services and cash transfers with minimal health risks. The Mission Billion Innovation Challenge is an initiative by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that aims at using open innovation and crowdsourcing to solve global challenges. In the quest of creating solutions that promote the inclusivity of ID systems for vulnerable groups while taking into account the social distancing measures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second Mission Billion Challenge is now for submission until 14 August 2020.