The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is proud to announce the 2016 edition of The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals international Contest for graduate students. This is a project funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and is supported by Kofi Annan, the high-patron of the contest.
This year, Master students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Urbanisation".
The competition invites teams of 3-5 master students to:
1. identify a challenge stemming from urbanization;
2. construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
3. propose innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity.
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. The finalists will be invited to publically present their work in Geneva before a panel of high-level experts. Networking and publication opportunities are also envisioned as part of the prize package.
TitleCall for Entries: The Challenges of Urbanisation
TypeCompetition Announcement (Student Competitions)
Registration Deadline25/05/2016 00:00
Submission Deadline31/07/2016 00:00