The applications for the Geneva Challenge 2020 have opened. The interested candidates can apply until the 13th of July 2020. This is the challenge of social inclusion. The Geneva Challenge 2020:Advancing Development Goals International Contest is designed for the graduate students in order to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between three to five enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.
The organizers will distribute five prizes, one in each of the following categories for the Geneva Challenge 2020.
- Universities located in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania as well as South America
The candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Geneva Challenge 2020.
- Participants of the ADG contest 2020 must enroll as graduate students at the
time of their registration for the contest.
- Also, the graduate students can be anyone enrolled in a post-bachelor level
university program with a maximum duration of 2 years
- Similarly, participants must gather in teams of 3 to 5 graduate students. In the
submitted analysis, they should contribute to an interdisciplinary approach.
- In addition to that, the organizers will admit participants on an individual basis.
- Also, the participants can enroll in the same graduate program or can
collaborate with students from other programs from the university they are
- Moreover, the category in which the team will be placed for the contest will be based on
the continent of the universities predominantly represented within the team.
- Furthermore, there is an equal representation of continents within the team, the team decides in which category they wish to compete.
- An interdisciplinary academic steering committee evaluates the submissions. They will select three submissions per category to publish on the competition’s website
- Also, an independent jury of experts will view the submission with academic, governmental and private sector backgrounds.
- Additionally, the organizers will invite the five finalist teams, one team per continent (traveling and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva, where they will defend their ideas and answer questions from the jury and the public.
- Furthermore, they will also invite the finalists to an awards ceremony where the contest results will be announced, preceded by a high-level keynote speech on the challenges of climate change.
The ADG contest distributes 25,000 CHF in monetary prizes.
- The winning project will be awarded CHF 10,000
- the two teams in second place will receive CHF 5,000 each and
- the two teams in third place, CHF 2,500 each.
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