Tackling climate and gender challenges with crowdsourcing solutions – Submit your ideas!
Current challenge application deadline:
30 September 2021
As headlines over the past several months remind us, the impacts of climate change include extreme weather events such as floods or droughts. These often affect local communities in ways that make gender inequality worse. For example, in some regions, villages may be displaced, and women will have to travel further to find drinking water for their families.
Supporting Your Idea
Pitch your idea on how to address these challenges and you may be selected for online coaching (for 5 weeks, 2hrs/wk from 20 Oct – 17 Nov) by our team of researchers from leading European Universities and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, who will help you develop your idea into an impactful project.
For this current challenge #Open17 has partnered with Crowd4SDG, a three-year Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action aiming to promote citizen science projects tackling the SDGs and focusing on climate action.
How it Works
The #Open17 Challenge is an online interactive coaching programme to help young global innovators connect and shape good ideas into viable social innovations projects. The #Open17 Challenge supports projects that enable grassroots innovation and citizen science to tackle the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using open data and crowdsourcing technologies.
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