This is the third edition of The Geneva Challenge – Advancing Development Goals Contest, under the patronage of Kofi Annan. In 2016, the contest is to discuss The Challenges of Urbanisation. As the key to this challenge is an interdisciplinary solution, crossing traditional boundaries between academic disciplines, organizers invite graduate students from all academic programmes to provide helpful strategic recommendations:
- identify a challenge stemming from urbanisation;
- 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 development opportunity.
- Participants of the ADG Contest 2016 must be enrolled graduate students at the time of their registration for the contest;
- Graduate Student to be anyone enrolled in a post bachelor level university program with a maximum duration of 2 (two) years, or anyone who can prove to be studying towards acquiring a masters level degree;
- Participants must gather in teams of 3 (three) to 5 (five) graduate students, who are able to contribute from at least 2 (two) years, or anyone who can prove to be studying towards acquiring a masters level degree;
- Participants must gather in teams of (3) three to 5 (five) graduate students, who are able to contribute from at least 2 (two) different disciplinary perspectives to the submitted analysis.
The ADG contest 2016 will distribute 17,500 CHF in monetary prizes. The winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF, the second prize will receive 5,000 CHF and the third, 2,500 CHF.