Learn through online training and mentorship

Join a program that provides structure and guidance to developing your idea into a winning social innovation

Attend the Innovation Bootcamp in Malaysia

Shortlisted participants get to attend our fully-funded Innovation Bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with other changemakers from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Pitch to Senior Government Officials

Top ideas from the Innovation Bootcamp will pitch to senior government officials at the Third Asia-Pacific High-Level Meeting on Child Rights (HLM3)

Get Seed Funding to take your idea forward

Winners will receive seed money to help implement their solutions in their home country and follow-up mentorship

A Billion Brains—Smarter Children, Healthier Economies

3rd Asia Pacific High-Level Meeting on Child Rights (HLM3)



On November 7-8 November 2016, the Government of Malaysia will hold the 3rd High Level Meeting on Child Rights (HLM3) in Kuala Lumpur. Hosted every three years by a different country, HLM3 will bring together nearly 160 senior representatives from across the Asia Pacific region to explore ways to jointly promote child rights around three key themes:

  • Universal health coverage
  • Violence against children
  • Social protection for families


We believe that you have the creativity and potential to develop innovative solutions to the greatest challenges facing the next generation.

UNICEF is calling on young people aged 24 and under to share their ideas to improve the lives of children around the themes of health, violence and social protection. Top ideas will be presented to senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific during HLM3 and win support to help carry the ideas forward into action. Submit your idea now!



Children represent our next generation of leaders, professionals and problem-solvers. Yet many barriers still exist that prevent them from reaching their full potential as healthy and productive adults.

By finding creative and impactful solutions to improve the lives of children, you are doing both social and economic “good” – investing in their lives and the long-term economic growth of your country.


  • Ideate Aug 1 - Sept 15
  • Mentorship Sept 21 - Nov 1
  • Bootcamp Nov 5 - Nov 8
  • Pitch Nov 8
  • Incubate Nov 9 - March 31


Aug 1 – Sept 15

Participants develop and submit ideas addressing the scenarios outlined in the Challenge Statements and Handbook


Sept 21 – Nov 1

Shortlisted participants receive online mentoring to develop and iterate ideas for the Innovation Bootcamp


Nov 5 – Nov 8

Shortlisted participants attend the Innovation Bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



The top six ideas from the Innovation Bootcamp are pitched to the judging panel and HLM3 conference participants


Nov 8 – March 31

Three winners receive seed funding and mentoring to help implement ideas in their home countries