The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the Play Challenge, an open call Desafio Play imagen pequeñato identify educational video games, platforms or digital products that use gamification to develop, measure or certify 21st century skills.

Participate in the Play Challenge with your digital solution!

The 15 finalists will be considered by the IDB as a solution within the 21st century skills regional project, with possibilities to be implemented in the region. The IDB Group will evaluate the capacity of the proposing entities to implement their innovative models. Furthermore, the solutions will be analyzed to obtain evidence of their effectiveness and viability. In addition, regardless of their financing, they will become part of the IDB`s network of global innovators working in the region to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices, and plenty of opportunities to participate in regional networking events. Finally, the winning solution will receive $ 10.000 USD.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Introducing the new representative at the Inter-American Development Bank: Bjorn Kuil

On August 1st Bjorn Kuil started as Senior Counselor at the Board of the Inter-American bjorn kuilDevelopment Bank, having previously held the position of senior policy officer at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs since October 2013.  “Throughout my career in the public and private sector I’ve come to realize that finance can leverage relationships, mitigate risks, and plays an important catalytic role. It has become my mission working towards sustainable, inclusive economic development as this is an indispensable part of efforts to combat poverty and improve global living conditions in line with the Sustainable Development Agenda. When looking at all the challenges facing the world, including inequality, population migration, and climate change, there is a clear role for development finance in nearly all of them.”

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