ACT!2015, a global youth initiative supported by the PACT and UNAIDS, has launched an exciting new competition to help young people take control of their health!
The iCount competition aims to develop technological solutions that will collect data to track progress made in expanding access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health information and services by young people. The data collected by iCount will provide evidence to effectively advocate for improved policies and programmes advancing young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in at least 12 countries.
The competition will run through 14 February 2016. The winning entry will earn US$ 15 000 for the best technological solution to develop a platform for data-driven accountability, with three honourable mentions winning US$ 2000 each.
Using iCount, young people will be able to generate their own, easy-to-understand data to inspire action and mobilize young people to advocate for their human rights and ultimately hold governments and service providers to account.
The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is a proud member of the PACT, a coalition of youth organizations, with a vision to create solidarity across youth organizations to work strategically and collaboratively in the HIV response towards ensuring the health, well being and human rights of all young people.