The Peace Corps Innovation Challenge is a call to Volunteers to find new ways to use technology to better deliver on our mission. Thank you to all of the amazing participants of the Random Hacks of Kindess global hackathon that collaborated with Peace Corps in 13 global locations to build 19 custom solutions over the weekend.
"Looks fabulous! Thank you so much for working on this project. My fellow PCVs in Chuuk are really excited about this app and can't wait to use it in their classrooms!"
–PCV Sarah Morse to the Chuukese Picture Dictionary Team in Atlanta
Volunteer challenges from host communities that could be solved with technology.
Submit your solution to a Peace Corps Volunteer Challenge.
Great technology tools for Peace Corps Volunteers.
How it works:
- Tapping on-the-ground knowledge of Peace Corps Volunteers in the developing world, define challenges that can be solved with better information, technology, or tools.
- Then, connect Volunteers with tech experts and entrepreneurs from around the world to collaborate, create, and build innovative solutions.
DEFINE. From now until June, Peace Corps Volunteers can identify and articulate specific problems in their communities that could have a technology solution. Problem statements will be shaped, scrubbed, and prioritized by other PCVs, RPCVs, Peace Corps staff, NGOs, tech experts, etc. The most compelling problems will be submitted to Random Hacks of Kindness (www.RHoK.org), a global community of innovators building practical, open-source technology solutions to make the world a better place.
SOLVE. Sharing unique perspectives and knowledge, coders, content experts, PCVs, and more will team up to develop solutions using public data, existing apps, and other resources during a 48-hour global collaboration on the weekend of June 1-2, 2013. Local events will be held all over the world and everyone is encouraged to attend—physically or virtually. At each event, teams will develop solutions and submit them by the end of the weekend.
USE. Solutions and tools will be available to the public for free. Likely, the solutions and tools will continue to be honed, refined, and adapted over time through ongoing collaboration and development.