It all started when, on the 7th and 8th of April, 2018, Worldchangers from across the globe gathered virtually for a 48-hour competition to solve the world's most critical international challenges. That's when we realised we had something special.
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.
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Goals for UNITE 2030.
Spur creativity and innovation for the Global Goals.
We know from experience that innovation and creativity is essential for achieving the Global Goals by the year 2030. Hackathons spark creativity, as they force individuals and groups to think outside the box within a short time frame; There's not a lot of time to be logical - but there's lots of time to get creative.
Achieve a clear understanding amongst young people of new implementation strategies in order to maximise impact and potential for world change.
It's difficult to know where to begin when coming up with solutions that tackle such lofty problems. We'll walk you through the clear thought processes necessary in order to create these worldchanging solutions. We wanna hold your haaaaaaaaaaand as much as possible.
Foster lasting connections and friendships between like-hearted Worldchangers.
We're here to help you find your Taylor Swift Squad. You'll get an opportunity, not only to engage with your own teams, but to engage with people on other teams as well. Build up those connections that are going to help you to change the world later. Or today. Whichever comes first.
Generate tangible solutions to critical international challenges.
We can dream big; Of course we can. If there's anyone that knows about dreaming big, it's us. But we want to create TANGIBLE solutions. AKA the type of solutions that could actually be put into practice tomorrow if we wanted to. We want to be able to walk out that door and say that we've developed an idea that could work in the real world, and be taken seriously by the experts who make decisions.
Spark new strategies of how to lead teams, ideate, and begin building new business models for social change.
We believe that Worldchanging is a business, and that some of the key skills to changing the world step beyond practical knowledge of the SDGS, jargon, and important systems, but that it's also essential to develop key leadership and business understanding as well. Things like - how to lead a team effectively, how to be an impactful follower, how to crunch numbers, and how to measure impact.
Well... we can dream, can't we?
To view the schedule for UNITE 2030, click the link below.