The Crowd4SDG project has called for applications for its Open17 Challenge.
Submission of entries is currently ongoing and open to any individual anywhere in the world. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022.
If you are passionate about Climate Justice and you have a project or an idea for a solution that supports individuals and communities’ preparedness for Climate Change, then pitch your idea, prototype, or project that tackles specific Climate Justice challenges using crowdsourcing solutions.
The criteria upon which your idea will be evaluated is that it must be Novel, Relevant, Feasibile, and appropriately Crowdsourced.
For your idea to be Novel, you should describe a specific challenge you want to solve in your community rather than general problems.
How Relevant it is depends on how you deal with Climate Justice, helping the most vulnerable to climate change build resilience in their communities.
By being Feasibile, your idea should be realistically achieved with some help from a few like-minded people.
To Crowdsource means you should be able to inspire larger numbers of people to get involved in helping you achieve your idea by either gathering data or taking collective action.
As rewards for the challenge, there is weekly €100 prizes for the best pitches submitted to the Challenge on the Goodwall platform (Aug-Sept 2022) evaluated by two members of the Crowd4SDG consortium, based on four criteria (Novel, Relevant, Feasibile, and appropriately Crowdsourced).
Alternatively, there is travel and accommodation to attend a conference in Geneva (March 2023), to present projects that successfully completed the GEAR innovation cycle described in the Timeline below, based on the decision of a jury including both consortium and external members.
Before applying, your age must be 16 years or older. Your applications must be in English, and you are expected to have a good command of written and spoken English.
Follow the steps below to apply:
- Register on the Goodwall Social Network (goodwall.io)
- Go to the #Open17ClimateJustice Challenge page on Goodwall
- Click on “Take Part” and select “Share a Post”
- Record and upload a 1-min video pitch about your idea
- In the Post title, make sure to add the hashtag #Open17ClimateJustice