How It Works.
UNITE 2030 is a gathering of worldchangers that work to tackle critical international challenges. Worldchangers from around the globe virtually convene for a 48-hour Hackathon competition, and spend two days working to solve a specific global challenge, and must solve it within the presented time frame. Throughout the 48 hours, Worldchangers watch workshops hosted by world-class experts, and work closely with their team to quickly, and diligently address the challenge, Teams present their solutions within the framework that we provide. Judges will select finalists, and then winners, who will take home the title of UNITE 2030 Global Champions 2018.
UNITE 2030 tackles the Sustainable Development Goals.
We use the SDGs are our framework to define what change we want to see in the world. This helps us make sure that our solutions are realistic, innovative and measurable. You don't have to be an SDG expert to participate in UNITE 2030 - just bring whatever knowledge you want to bring to the table!
The Challenge Itself
Within the first few hours of the Challenge, Teams will be given a scenario based question based on their SDG of choice. Teams will then have 48-hours to develop an Action Plan to tackle the Scenario provided to them.
At the end of the Challenge, Teams will submit specific materials about their Action Plan to the Judges, who will select finalists. Finalists will then pitch their ideas before the Judges decide the winners.
You must be between 18-30 years old by the date the Hackathon begins.
If you're over 30, great! We still love you! It's important to us, however, to harness the passion and abilities of youth, and that means keeping everyone within a certain age demographic so they're able to relate to each other better. We don't think you'll want to come if you're over 30, anyways!
You must be fluent in English.
It's essential to have Fluency in English so you're able to communicate with your team effectively. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
You have access to a computer (with a working microphone and speakers) for the duration of the event.
We don't care if you borrow someone else's computer, or where you are. But it's essential to be able to collaborate with your teammates effectively, and having access to a computer is a part of that. If you don't have access to a computer, you won't get as much out of it. Please - do NOT log on from your phone or tablet.
You must have access to strong WiFi.
Imagine how bummed out your team would be if they weren't able to speak to you because you kept cutting out! Make sure that you're in an area with good WiFi for the duration of the event.
You must have a passion for global change and a willingness to learn.
Flexibility and collaboration are essential for your success in UNITE 2030. You'll be meeting others from all over the world. Don't be afraid to talk to someone you don't know, take a leadership role, or take risks. It'll be worth it in the end.