OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Uzbekistan’s Covid-19 Challenge 2020 online competition

Innovative response

Uzbekistan's 'COVID-19 Challenge 2020' is an online competition for innovative tools and solutions to mitigate the consequences of coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan. The organisers received 600 applications in just two weeks.

Most applications are aimed at implementing educational projects in eight areas.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Challenges allow governments to source solutions to the COVID-19 outbreak from new parts of society.

Organisations/institutions involved

The competition is organized by UNDP in Uzbekistan, IT Park, Uzbekistan Youth Union and the Ministries of Innovative Development, Employment and Labor Relations, Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Center for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship Development, Fund for Supporting Development of Digital Economy “Digital Trust”, World Bank and OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.

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Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Crowdsourcing solutions