What Design Can Do: The Refugee Challenge
Design Matters, More Than Ever
The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge is a global design competition that calls on the creative community to come up with game-changing ideas for accommodating, connecting, integrating and helping the personal development of refugees. The challenge specifically focuses on refugees in urban areas, as nearly 60 per cent of the world's 20 million refugees now live in urban areas.
What Design Can Do (WDCD), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation invite designers, creative thinkers and imaginative trouble-shooters from all countries and disciplines, including refugees themselves, to take part.
The call for ideas is open until 20 May 2016. An international jury will select five winners who will receive up to 10,000 euros and expert support to develop their ideas into feasible plans, ready for implementation.
Read more about the background of this challenge.
Learn more about the 5 challenge briefings.
See the challenge timeline.
Get to know our international jury.
Submit your idea!