Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge is the first global anti-corruption innovation challenge. It is a joint venture with their partners Amazon Web Services and the PeaceTech Lab. The anti-corruption innovation challenge aims to publicly reward and build awareness of these inspiring organisations who are taking big steps in this core space towards building sustainable peace. About the Challenge The challenge is aligned with the UN’s global sustainable development goals, one of which promotes just, peaceful and inclusive societies: “Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost some US $1.26 trillion for developing countries per year; this amount of money could be used to lift those who are living on less than $1.25 a day above $1.25 for at least six years” [UN’s global sustainable
The UNESCO-Japan Prize was established in 2014 in the framework of the GAP, and is generously funded by the Government of Japan. This year’s winners will be announced by the Director-General of UNESCO in September. In addition to receiving the monetary award at an official ceremony in Paris, all winners will be invited to join the Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme on ESD. WORTH The Prize annually rewards three outstanding projects and programmes promoting ESD with USD 50,000 each. ELIGIBILITY Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2019 edition. Nominations must be written in English o
DEADLINE: February 28 2019 Season 3 targets a variety of emerging tech companies, provided their solution has a foundation in advancing financial and economic inclusion or enabling the delivery of financial services to unserved and underserved market segments. WORTH Business and topical experts to provide mentorship to selected emerging tech companies to develop: a business model, a DataHack4FI business challenge and readiness to adopt a data-driven approach to product design and business decision-making ELIGIBILITY Business requirements: Must be a registered, post-revenue tech business Must have a product currently in the market Must exhibit a scalable business model and ambition for growth Must have generated data that provides meaningful insight and that enables...
The Equator Initiative is a United Nations-led partnership that brings together governments, civil society, grassroots organizations, and businesses to foster resilient communities by recognizing and advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The Equator Initiative creates opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practices, develops capacities of local communities and indigenous peoples, informs policy through convening multi-stakeholder dialogues, and fosters enabling environments to replicate and scale up community action. The Equator Prize 2019 will be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples’ initiatives that advance innovative nature-based development solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. WORTH Each Equa
Deadline: January 30, 2019 The Schindler Global Award 2019 is open for applications. The Schindler Global Award is a student urban design competition. It is focused on mobility, understood as a key driver of desirable change in urban areas around the world. The Schindler Global Award (SGA) ideas competition asks students to put their skills to the test and participate in the making of livable and sustainable urban environments – with mobility in mind. Mobility systems move people, goods and ideas over road and rail, sea and air, and through neighborhoods, regions and the world. Mobility is a catalyst and a conduit for globalization and urbanization – and for the creation of better lives and neighborhoods. Participation in the competition gives students a platform for knowledge sharing,
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019 Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for their AIDF Africa Innovator of the Year Award 2019. This competition celebrates individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors in Africa over the past year.The aim is to recognize individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programs that have helped drive the African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals. The finalists will be showcased at the AIDF Africa Summit and the winner of the award will be announced on 26 February 2019 at the AIDF Africa Summit in Nair
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 Launched in 2012, the Allard Prize for International Integrity is one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights. The winner has the chance to win CAD $100,000. The Allard Prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the Rule of Law. Nominations are ongoing and open to the public. If you know an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights nominate them by January 15th. Allard Prize recogniz
DEADLINE: January 31 2019 The 4th Energy Innovation Challenge is set to upscale the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa. Across Africa, the main energy challenge is to rapidly deliver modern energy services to millions of households and businesses using sustainable and affordable energy technologies. This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop practical and sustainable energy products/services/prototype models for a social enterprise or energy management system using local resources. WORTH The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition ...
Application Deadline: February 1st 2019 The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth. Every year, the Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley partner to host the challenge where teams of graduate students from around the globe develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges. Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools rather th
Deadline: January 4, 2019 Applications are open for the Digital Entertainment World (DEW) Startup Competition 2019. The DEW Startup Pitch and Competition recognizes innovation in digital media and eligible startups have technologies or services contributing to the digital media ecosystem. The 10 selected startups will make live pitch presentations during the conference to judging panels of leading investors and VCs looking for creativity, innovation, need in the marketplace, strength of team and presentation, as well as future success of profitability. Over the past 6 years, DEW has awarded over $1,000,000 in prizes and provided invaluable exposure to startups throughout the world. The competition involves a highly competitive process where startups are screened and vetted by a panel of