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Grant Opportunities: Join the Hack for Earth Youth Hackathon at COP27 to create real Solutions to Climate Change

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Deadline: 01-Nov-2022

The Hack for Earth is excited to host a global online youth hackathon at COP27 to create real solutions to climate change.

Winners present their solution directly to world leaders at the United Nations climate conference COP27 in Egypt and join the Build for Earth acceleration program designed to make your solution a reality.

Competing teams from all over the world spend 3 days creating solutions and making an implementation plan.

Challenges Categories

The seven challenges they have created in collaboration with GIZ, our co-organizer of Hack for Earth Youth hackathon at COP27. All of them have important aspects of climate change and are chosen because of their urgency with which they need to solve them.

  • Smart Cities
    • ‍The challenge is to use data provided by our partners or any other data publicly available, in order to generate a data-driven solution that will reduce the carbon footprint of cities.
  • Agriculture
    • The challenge is to use data provided by partners or any other data publicly available, in order to generate a data-driven solution that will better manage agricultural and forestry resources, decrease the carbon footprint of agriculture, reduce food waste, and/or improve the agriculture value chains.
  • Transport
    • The challenge is to use data provided by their partners or any other data publicly available, to generate a data-driven solution that will reduce the emissions generated by the transport sector.
  • Biodiversity
    • The challenge is to create a data-driven solution to support biodiversity preservation and/or mitigate the effects of climate change in the course of preserving biodiversity, using data provided by their partners or any other data publicly available.
  • Energy
    • The challenge is to use data provided by partners or any other data publicly available, in order to generate a data-driven solution that will reduce the carbon footprint of the energy sector.
  • Natural Resources Management
    • The challenge is to use data provided by their partners or any other data publicly available, to create a solution designed to support sustainable natural resources management, protect the environment as well as the health and economic livelihood of people – particularly in developing countries.
  • Sustainable Digital Solutions
    • The challenge is to create a solution that has the potential to transform business models and consumption behaviors towards sustainability and carbon-neutrality, using data provided by their partners or any other data that is publicly available.
How it works?
  • Join the hackathon
    • When you are ready to join the hackathon, either as an individual, a new created team or as an already existing team, you have to have the following information ready:
      • Name/Name of the Team
      • Name and personal info of team members (all who will participate in the hackathon)
      • Contact information to all team members
      • Note: You have to be 16-35 years old and be able to communicate and understand English.
  • Apply as a Team
    • Do you already have team members and want to join as one team?!
    • Perfect! You can be as many people as you think it has to be to get the job done. Recommendation for an effective and successful team is 4-6 people in the same group.
  • Find Teammates
    • If you don’t have a team and want to apply as a full team, no worries! You can join their matching tool Meet & Match to find team members to create a team with people from all over the world with the competences you need to be as innovative and successful as possible.
    • This is a fun and also a great way to meet new people with the same ambitions as yourself — creating real solutions to the SDGs.
    • Hackers can join the Meet & Match sessions when applying for the hackathon.

For more information, visit https://www.hackforearth.com/

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