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.