[easy_countdowner name=”demo_countdowner” theme=”default” animation=”smooth” end_date=”2018-3-28″ end_time=”00:00:00″ day_label=”Days” hour_label=”Hours” minute_label=”Minutes” second_label=”Seconds” day_color=”#60686F” hour_color=”#60686F” minute_color=”#60686F” second_color=”#60686F” circle_bg_color=”#E2E2E2″]On the 7th and 8th of April, 2018, Worldchangers from around the globe will virtually convene for a 48-hour Hackathon competition. Worldchangers will be split up into teams of 4-5 based on the social issues that they’re passionate about. Teams will then be presented with a global challenge that they must solve within the presented time frame. Throughout the 48 hours, Worldchangers will watch workshops hosted by world-class experts, work closely with their team to quickly, and diligently address the challenge, Teams will then present their solutions within the framework that we provide. Judges will select finalists, and then winners, who will take home the title of UNITE 2030 Global Champions 2018.
UNITE 2030 WILL TACKLE THE FOLLOWING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
- SDG 1: No Poverty
- SDG 2: Zero Hunger
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
- SDG 4: Quality Education
- SDG 5: Gender Equality
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
The Challenge Itself
Within the first few hours of the Challenge, Teams will be given a scenario based question based on their SDG of choice. Teams will then have 48-hours to develop an Action Plan to tackle the Scenario provided to them.
An example of a Scenario could be (but won’t be)
“Food waste is a huge problem in the United Kingdom. The UK government has determined it wants to cut food waste in half by 2030. Develop a project that uses technology as a way to cut food waste.”
At the end of the Challenge, Teams will submit specific materials about their Action Plan to the Judges, who will select finalists. Finalists will then pitch their ideas before the Judges decide the winners.
You must be between 18-30 years old by April 8th, 2018
If you’re over 30, great! We still love you! It’s important to us, however, to harness the passion and abilities of youth, and that means keeping everyone within a certain age demographic so they’re able to relate to each other better. We don’t think you’ll want to come if you’re over 30, anyways!
You must be fluent in English.
It’s essential to have Fluency in English so you’re able to communicate with your team effectively. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
You have access to a computer (with a working microphone and speakers) for the duration of the event.
We don’t care if you borrow someone else’s computer, or where you are. But it’s essential to be able to collaborate with your teammates effectively, and having access to a computer is a part of that. If you don’t have access to a computer, you won’t get as much out of it. Please – do NOT log on from your phone or tablet.
You must have access to strong WiFi.
Imagine how bummed out your team would be if they weren’t able to speak to you because you kept cutting out! Make sure that you’re in an area with good WiFi for the duration of the event.
You must have a passion for global change and a willingness to learn.
Flexibility and collaboration are essential for your success in UNITE 2030. You’ll be meeting others from all over the world. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone you don’t know, take a leadership role, or take risks. It’ll be worth it in the end.