Inviting applications for Equal Cities Challenge | Seed grants up to 25 Lakhs | Land Portal

The first casualty of any crisis – from Covid-19 to Climate change – are the poor and marginalized. Beyond first response, we need to radically reimagine our cities, reshape our communities for resilience and ready our at-risk populations for the future. We are launching the Equal Cities Challenge to spark innovation and audacious problem solving for urban poor living in slums/informal settlements. 

If you have a transformative solution that can meaningfully shift the needle for the urban poor and make our cities more equal and sustainable, we’ll help you access seed grants, provide a network of experts & mentors and help launch your solution. 

Equal Cities Challenge is presented by N/Core - The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation and Omidyar Network India in partnership with Sattva Consulting, MHSCityLab, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Social Alpha and SeedStars.

We have also put together an excellent Collective of experts & mentors who will share insights through virtual panels and discussions, and mentor the shortlisted participants. For details on thematic areas, format of the challenge, application please visit 


Stay tuned for an awesome line up of virtual discussions on different topics & opportunities to collaborate through next week. RSVP and more details of virtual sessions here.

Last date for submitting your idea abstracts is May 17, 2020.

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