As a result of the conflict and recurrent climatic shocks in Somalia, hundreds of thousands of Somali youths have been forced to flee from their homes and are living as Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in IDP settlements or in host communities in Somalia, increasing pressure on the already limited and overstretched basic services and urban livelihood opportunities. As a result, youth in Somalia are being increasingly urged to develop solutions for tackling the various problems facing IDPs in their country. UNDP, UNHABITAT and the Federal Government of Somalia have organized an open innovation challenge to seek ideas from young Somalis on improving the living conditions of IDPs. The Open Innovation Challenge has been launched to crowdsource solutions to four main challenges that are facing from youth in host and IDP communities. These include: access to education, access to water, safety and security and child care. The most viable solutions will be supported through business development services and financial resources. enrollment and income-generating opportunities.