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Call for Projects : Climate resilience and gender – GEAR Cycle II

Starting with a call for projects, the #Open17 Challenge offers a 5 weeks online interactive coaching programme to global innovators to help them to connect and shape good ideas into viable social innovation projects and prototypes. Projects will be selected by novelty, relevance and feasibility. The selected 50 applicants will be organized in 10 teams and coached on how to turn an initial idea into a compelling crowdsourcing project. This coaching will last 5 weeks with 2hrs/week of online coaching plus teamwork (20 October-17 November). Mentored by our experts from the United Nations and top European research labs, participants will also learn about crowdsourcing tools for data collection, data classification, decision making and social media analysis that are relevant to their projects.

Five outstanding teams from the #Open17ClimateGender Challenge will be selected by a jury to participate in an online challenge-based innovation workshop, co-organized by CERN IdeaSquare (January 2022, dates to be confirmed). During this workshop, teams will learn how to build a functional prototype for their project and connect with communities and social innovation experts who can help to launch and sustain the project.

The top two teams selected by a jury will be invited to present their projects to potential UN and NGO partner organizations as well as impact investors during the Geneva Trialogue event in Geneva, Switzerland. (March 2022, dates to be confirmed).

Participants who successfully complete the online coaching program will receive a certificate of completion from the UN Institute for Training and Research, and similarly for the online workshop.