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Deadlines: registration for teams ends on May 25, 2017 | Register here
Submissions are due by July 31, 2017
Eligibility: Teams of 3 to 5 enrolled masters students from anywhere in the world. Participants must be enrolled graduate students, no participation on an individual basis will be accepted.
Prizes: 17,500 CHF in monetary prizes. Three finalist teams will be invited (travelling and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva.

Advancing Development Goals International Contest 2017

Eager to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives and with the generous support of Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, the Graduate Institute has launched in 2014 the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students.

The idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in the world.

Eligibility

Open to a team of 3 to 5 enrolled masters students from anywhere in the world.

The task

  • identify a challenge stemming from employment
  • construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context
  • propose innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into the development opportunity

Submissions are due by July 31, 2017.

Prize

Three finalist teams will be invited (travelling and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva, where they will defend their ideas and answer questions from the jury and from the public.

The finalists will also be present at an awards ceremony where the results of the contest will be announced preceded by a high-level keynote speech on the challenges of employment;

The ADG contest distributes 17,500 CHF in monetary prizes. The winning project is awarded 10,000 CHF, the second prize receives 5,000 CHF and the third, 2,500 CHF.

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