As we move out of our research phase, we are excited to share our draft competition outline for the Lost Children prize. Please review the competition direction and criteria below. What criteria are missing? Is the timeline for teams to overcome these challenges achievable? Please share any thoughts, ideas, or comments you may have in the discussion below.
**The Lost Children XPRIZE is a two-round competition that challenges teams to develop and deploy innovative solutions that streamline and expedite the process of acquiring and maintaining accessibility of legal identity, including birth registration, for children. The prize will take place in one country split into various regions.
**The winning team will:
**Develop an accessible and secure birth registration and legal identity acquisition technology that is interoperable with core government systems and meets the best standards of identity systems; and use the system to provide birth certificates and national ID, if and where applicable, to the largest number of children within a limited amount of time.
**Draft Round 1: Solution Development (6 Months)
**The first round of the competition challenges teams to develop a user-friendly and secure software and application that streamlines the process of obtaining a birth certificate or other legal identity and allows the user to maintain a digitally retrievable copy.
a. Digital and accessible both online and offline
a. Data storage safety and security
b. Access authentication
c. Access limited to end user
d. System or technology ownership
a. Can be integrated with data from National ID and Healthcare Systems
Draft Round 2: Solution Deployment (12 Months)
The top solutions are invited to participate in the second round of the competition which is the deployment and testing of the solution in a selected country. While all competing teams will have different solutions, the end result of all of their efforts during this round will be legally recognized and verified birth certificates and national identification if the child is of age. Teams that are able to provide these forms of identification to the largest number of children in the time period while demonstrating user-friendly and cost-effective solutions will win the XPRIZE competition.
- Cost effective
a. Information can be uploaded and sent to the government rapidly
b. No more than one physical visit to a government office to obtain birth certificate or identity document
c. End users are not charged for using platform or solution
2)Pace and Efficiency
a. Number of birth notifications received by civil registry office
b. Number of birth certificates issued