The 2017 Geneva Challenge International Contest for Graduate Students - call for contributions
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the Geneva Challenge
- the Advancing Development Goals international Contest for graduate
students under the patronage of Kofi Annan, whose objective is to
stimulate interdisciplinary problem solving and analysis among master
students around the world. This year students are invited to develop
analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Employment".
The competition invites teams of 3-5 master students to:
identify a challenge stemming from urbanization;
construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels
turning the challenge into development opportunity. The finalists will
be invited to publically present their work in Geneva before a panel of
high-level experts. Networking and publication opportunities are also
envisioned as part of the prize package.
In 2016, the competition received more than 114 inspired submissions on
the Challenges of Urbanisation . The first prize of 10,000 Swiss Francs
was awarded to a team of students
from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and London School of Economics
and Political Science. They proposed a solution for urban waste
management, using Bogota as a case study.
I believe that this opportunity could be of interest to your students
and that their participation would contribute to the quality of our pool
of submissions. Thus, I would appreciate if you could promote the 2017 Geneva Challenge among your students.