Big Ideas Competition 2017: Combating Climate Change

Deadline: 7 September 2017

UN Global Pulse and the Government of the Republic of Korea have launched the third edition of the Big Ideas Competition in support of data-driven ideas to combat the effects of climate change. The competition calls for data and climate enthusiasts from ASEAN countries, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea to put their skills and ideas to use in support of climate action.

In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #13 (Climate Action – taking action to combat climate change and its impact), this year’s competition is looking for original data-driven ideas to monitor climate-related indicators, including: strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and integrating measures into national policies, among others.

The Big Ideas Competition for Climate Action is collaboration between the National Information Society Agency (NIA), Korea Association for ICT Promotion (KAIT), the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Development in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Volunteers, and Pulse Lab Jakarta, with support from the Government of Australia.

Prize Information

Applicants will compete for 12 country prizes, three excellence prizes and one grand prize, with the total prize amount standing at USD 35,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open to residents of ASEAN Member States, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea.
  • Proposals should detail original data-driven ideas that can be developed into a working prototype to advance SDG #13: Climate Action.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete an expression of interest form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea

For more information, please visit Big Ideas Competition 2017.

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