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Application Call for UNLEASH Hacks 2020

Application Call for UNLEASH Hacks 2020

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UNLEASH Hacks are localized hackathons designed to address sustainability challenges in specific contexts around the world. Through a collaborative 2-day event, work with local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively solve problems and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs). Each hack focuses on one region, one SDG challenge, and one format. UNLEASH Alumni will be hosting all hacks online in 2020.

Tailored Formats

Depending on the needs of the local communities and the maturity of existing solutions within the ecosystem, 3 different formats are available

  • Format 1 (Problem Solving): Young talents collaborate with local stakeholders to frame and research sustainability challenges based on community needs, and generate innovative with potential for scale.
  • Format 2 (Prototyping): “Idea Leaders” present solution concepts to an audience of young talents and experts, who join their teams to prototype the ideas in actionable and testable ways.
  • Format 3 (Implementing): “Solutions Leaders” driving solutions addressing the SDGs are supported by world-class experts to plan the resources and strategy needed to reach their beneficiaries in an efficient and scalable way.

Why join this HACKS?

  • Gain new experiences by working on a topic that is close to your heart, with dozens of other talents from your region, each with strong networks and proven talent and drive.
  • Become an SDG pioneer and access a community of passionate and local changemakers, who can help you test, brainstorm, and develop new ideas.
  • Solve important sustainability challenges in your region or country, and create solutions that can achieve a measurable difference towards the SDGs.

Selection Criteria

Selection Committee will select the candidates on the following basis

  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to solving the world’s pressing challenges.
  • A creative and innovative mindset.
  • Willingness to engage in co-creation with peers and experts.
  • Proficiency in English with the ability to engage in complex discussions.
  • Approximately 20-35 years old.

Note that to be part of a Hack this year, you will need to have access to a computer and a good internet connection during the program. UNLEASH will provide all collaboration platforms to be used along with user guides.

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Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline22 November,2020
Open toAll



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