Participate in the World's Challenge Challenge to develop your solution towards global challenges
Global challenges such as poverty, food security, public health, inequality and environmental degradation are the product of global relations in which we as global citizens bear responsibility. The World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC), launched by Western University in Canada, which is a UNIL partner, encourages young minds from different disciplines to come together to address a global issue, offering solutions to implement in partnership with local communities. The University of Lausanne will select a group of 2 to 4 students to represent UNIL based on an internal video pitch competition.
Conditions to participate
Western University encourages student teams to consider the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of their presentation.
Deadlines and selections
5th March 2023, 23:59: Deadline to submit the online application form and a 3-minute video pitch. Video pitches must be presented as they would be if they were in person (i.e. not overly edited, but merely team members participating in a recorded online session and using a PowerPoint presentation for visual support with a limited amount of text). Video and other multimedia files and links are allowed, within the given time allotted. All references used in the presentation should be indicated in a final slide (that does not need to be presented).
A word preview of the application form is available here.
Pitches must contain the following elements (in English):
In March (date to be confirmed): Attend a live presentation session with the 3-minutes videos broadcasting, 5-7 minutes live presentation and a 10-minutes questions & answers session with the UNIL jury to defend your project.
What can you win ?
The UNIL winner team is invited by the UNIL International Relations office (paid travel and housing) to the WCC Global Final (June 5th – 9th, 2023) to defend their solution in front of the WCC jury and benefit from four days of workshops and networking.
The winning teams will receive :
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