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The Geneva Challenge 2018

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Eager to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives and with the generous support of Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, the Graduate Institute has launched in 2014 the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students supported by Kofi Annan.

This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Climate Change".

Five prizes will be distributed; one in each of the following categories:

  • Universities located in Africa
  • Universities located in Asia
  • Universities located in Europe
  • Universities located in North America and Oceania
  • Universities located in South America

The ADG contest distributes 20,500 CHF in monetary prizes. The winning project is awarded CHF 10,000; the two teams in second place will receive CHF 5,000 and the two teams in third place, CHF 2,500.

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Registration for teams ends: 16th April 2018

Submissions are due by: 20th August 2018 

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