Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice 2022

Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice

Opportunities Circle is here with Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice 2022. Interested candidates with an idea for a project that uses crowdsourced data to support individuals’ and communities’ preparedness for Climate Change are encouraged to apply. This program is open to any individual around the world. Through this international challenge, candidates will get prizes up to €100. Also, they will provide travel and accommodation to attend a conference in Geneva in March 2023.

Crowd4SDG is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action supported by the European commission. They aim to explore new Citizen Science (CS) ways to monitor the impacts of extreme climate events and strengthen communities’ resilience to climate-related disasters. The Open17 Challenge is about dealing with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using Citizen Science. This year’s challenge is focused on SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). Currently, climate change is the most pressing problem around the world. It will lead to inequalities within and across nations and between current and future generations. Through Open17 Challenge on Climate Change, they are seeking innovative ideas to help increase the preparedness of vulnerable communities across the globe for climate change. Candidates can use non-traditional methods such as social media to provide evidence on critical situations. Participants will learn about crowdsourcing methods, project design, pitching and prototyping. Moreover, they will work with top researchers to help them advance their careers.

Furthermore, candidates can also be selected for a comprehensive coaching program with mentors from the United Nations, CERN and top European universities. Therefore, if you have an innovative idea to help vulnerable communities tackle climate change, make a one-min video and Pitch your idea for climate justice. The deadline to apply for this fully funded challenge is 30 September 2022.


Here are more details about the Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice

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  • Country: Online
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: September 30, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Do you have innovative ideas that can reduce climate change? Then apply for this challenge! First, check the eligibility. Following are the criteria for the Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice 2022.

    Eligibility Criteria for Open17 Challenge for Climate Change:

    • Anyone from all around the world can apply for this program.
    • Candidates must be 16 years or older.
    • Furthermore, candidates should have good written and spoken English skills.
    • The application must be in the English language.
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    Benefits :

    Here are the benefits of Open17 Challenge on Climate Change 2022:

    • Candidates with the best pitched will receive prizes worth €100.
    • They will be selected to attend a conference in Geneva (March 2023) to present the projects that completed the GEAR innovation cycle.
    • The host will cover travel and accommodation for the conference.
    • Moreover, 50 applicants will be selected to work in teams and receive online coaching to develop their projects. Candidates who complete this phase will receive a certificate.
    • The most promising projects selected by a jury and external experts will progress to an intensive online workshop emphasizing developing a working prototype, co-organized by CERN Idea Square.
    • Up to €2,500 will be allocated for the weekly prizes in Aug-Sep for pitches submitted on the Goodwall social network.
    • The members of the top two teams will be allocated €7,500 for travel and accommodation.


    Selection Criteria:

    • Novelty: your pitch should be about your idea. You should be able to describe a challenge you want to solve in your society rather than general problems.
    • Feasibility: Be ambitious but realistic: your idea should be something you could achieve with help from a few like-minded people
    • Relevance: your idea should be about Climate Justice, helping the most vulnerable to climate change build resilience in their communities.
    • Crowdsourcing: Explain how you will inspire more significant numbers of people to get involved in supporting you achieve your idea by either gathering data or taking collective action.

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    Application Process:

    • Interested Candidates can apply online.
    • Register on the Goodwall Social Network.
    • Make sure to provide a valid email address.
    • Candidates must record and upload a 1-min video pitch about their idea.
    • The deadline to apply for the Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice 2022 is 30 September 2022.

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