The WomenConnect Challenge was first launched by Advisor Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green on International Women’s Day in 2018. Since then, USAID awarded nine grantees that are solving the socioeconomic and cultural barriers to connect nearly 1 million women in 12 countries.
In response to the call, USAID received more than 500 applications from 89 countries.
USAID is proud to announce the challenge winners: AFCHIX, Equal Access International, Gram Vaani, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Innovations for Poverty Action, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Mali Health, GAPI and Bluetown, and Viamo. These nine winners will work across 13 countries.