Timeline and Instruction for Participants


How it works?

Student teams submit a brief application with a synopsis of your chosen issue or problem, and how you propose to address it.

Once all applications are reviewed to ensure they meet entry qualifications, you will be given approximately 4 weeks to prepare a 5 minute presentation plus a 10 minute Q & A Session to sell your solution.

Each team will have 5 minutes to talk about the World’s Challenge you wish to tackle, using a PowerPoint presentation (or similar) for visual support. Although you will not have to present them, you will need to add all the references you used for your presentation in the final slide.

When preparing for your presentation, please consider the following requirements:

  1. Clearly identify the global issue that your team is addressing. We encourage student teams to consider the Global Goals* as part of your presentation.
  2. Reflect upon the role that your own country or Western countries may have in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.
  3. Reflect upon the role that you, as individuals and local communities, in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.
  4. Present an idea to help address the global issue, using logical and convincing arguments, and including the way local and global communities can collaborate to develop joint solutions.
  5. Solutions should include realistic plans for implementation, with some consideration for budget, logistics and possible partners.
  6. Provide as many statistics and supporting research as possible to both the World’s Challenge and your solution.

On September 25, 2015 at the UN, 193 world leaders adopted the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.

#  Global Final will be held during the week of May 29, 2017. Participating teams are expected to arrive on May 29 and take part in both the academic programs and the competition.  More information would be provided to the winning team soon.

Submit your application here