In partnership with The Global Citizen Education Group, the 2020 HGEM Innovation Challenge Southeast Asia, organized by the Harvard Undergraduate Global Education Movement, will bring together over 200 delegates from different backgrounds and multiple speakers for a 4-day virtual conference.
The 2020 HGEM Innovation Challenge will focus on social entrepreneurship in two tracks centred on the COVID-19 pandemic – Public Health and Education – to guide delegates through the different aspects of international development and to help them understand their role as citizens of the world.
Delegates will choose to join one of these tracks and then engage in track-specific debate and seminar sessions featuring influential leaders from academia, business, and government. Throughout the virtual event, delegates will also have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other conference attendees from all over Southeast Asia.
After various rounds of discussions and workshops, delegates will work in small teams on an impactful “Solution Proposal” designed to tackle real-world problems and stimulate ideas for future collaborative projects. These proposals are comprehensive in nature and incorporate various media forms and entrepreneurial ideas. Students will be challenged in open discussion sessions about their ideas, before presenting a final round proposal at the end of the conference. Finally, delegates will have a chance to meet in more informal settings during social events and panels.