Digital Technology to Assess Safeguard Impacts

ADB and AIM are focusing on drumming up solutions for the post-COVID-19 era.

Challenge Overview

How can digital technologies help us remotely assess and classify the impact on land, assets, people, and environment?

In this challenge, we aim to help ADB projects progress without compromising on safeguards compliance through alternative ways and approaches, such as geospatial technologies and unmanned aerial vehicles.


When international staff based in Manila cannot visit the sites due to international travel limitations, conducting due diligence and assessing impacts on the ground are delayed and slow-moving. Delayed or inaccurately assessed impacts may cause the project to become non-compliant with the ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (SPS) requirements.


  • Win USD 10,000 for pilot testing chosen solutions

  • Connect with ADB experts and pitch to ADB leaders.

  • Gain ADB support to undergo incubation and access funding sources to implement solutions.


  1. Register on the main landing platform.

  2. Click the blue “Participate” button on your chosen challenge platform.

  3. Submit your team introduction and pitch deck by the challenge deadline.

Please proceed to the ADB-AIM Hackathon landing platform in order to complete your registration and be a part of the challenge. #DigitalAgainstCOVID19

CLOSING: AUGUST 31ST 1700 hrs [GMT +8]


August 31, 2020
Program dates Jul 24 - Aug 31, 2020
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Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kiribati, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Nicaragua, Northern America, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Agribusiness, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Business services, EdTech, HealthTech, Information technology, Internet, Internet of things (IoT), UAVs (drones)