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The UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge is looking for innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions.
Applications close on 31 July.
Solutions need to demonstrate how technology is able to build climate resilience, helping societies prepare for and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.
Participants that have been selected will be given the opportunity to join one of the UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Incubators
Data on our climate and natural resources – such as forests and ocean – can be captured and analysed. Accurately analysing and utilising that data will play an important role in designing and building resilient infrastructure, networks and systems.
Solutions could range from ensuring reliable power generation and effective emergency responses in the midst of a fierce storm, to advancing sustainable agriculture and protecting biodiversity. It could include improving access to clean and safe drinking water – and much, much more.
Solutions submitted in this challenge do not need to be commercialised and will be treated by our review team as confidential.
The top candidates will be invited to a bootcamp in Kobe, Japan (dependent on travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
Those participants that have been selected will be given the opportunity to join one of the UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Incubators for one year, where they will receive support to develop their solution.
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