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4HerPower Challenge: Innovating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

How can young people improve the quality of and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information, commodities, and services?

Submissions are Closed


Wendy Anderson

Co-Founder and Investing Partner, The Case for Her


Dr. Kalpana Apte

Director General, FPA India


Shakira Choonara

Thematic Lead on Bodily Autonomy & SRHR, UN Women, HQ

South Africa

Jona Claire Turalde

Sexuality Education and SRHR Activist


Jannemiek Evelo

Executive Director, CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality


Adriana Gómez

Executive Director, TeenSmart International

Costa Rica

David Imbago-Jácome

Director, YIELD Hub


Jeffrey Jacobs

Director of Product Innovation and Market Access, Merck for Mothers

United States

Cleopatra Kambugu

Director of Programmes, The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI)


Francelle Kwankam Toedtli

Technical Specialist, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Maternal and Newborn Health, UNFPA

United States

Latanya Mapp Frett

President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

United States

Libby McDonald

Inclusive Economies Specialist, MIT D-Lab

Nigina Muntean

Chief, Innovation, United Nations Population Fund


Nojus Saad

President & CEO, Youth For Women Foundation


HE Toyin Ojora Saraki

Founder & President, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

United Kingdom

Dr. Frank Strelow

VP, Head of Sustainability, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bayer AG


Sivananthi Thanenthiran

Executive Director, ARROW


Doreen Toutikian

Founder & CEO, omgyno


Judging Criteria

  • Alignment: The solution addresses at least one of the key dimensions of the challenge.

  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to positively impact the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.

  • Feasibility: The team has a realistic, practical plan for implementing the solution, and it is feasible in the given context.

  • Innovative Approach: The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.

  • Inclusive Human-Centered Design: The solution is designed with and for underserved communities. The solution team demonstrates proximity to the community and both embodies and addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the design, implementation, and internal operations of the solution. Within this criterion, solutions with women-centric design will be prioritized.

  • Scalability: The solution has a plan for financial viability and the potential to be scaled to affect the lives of more people.

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