The Challenges Of Social Inclusion 2020
The 2020 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students aims to present innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the challenges of social inclusion.
Rules and Regulations
Beyond rigorous analysis of a relevant problem area, submissions should bring forward innovative proposals to affect change. We welcome contributions by groups of 3 to 5 master students involving at least two different disciplinary backgrounds or an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributions must be both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to an important relevant social political or economic problem stemming from The Challenges of Social Inclusion. Innovation can relate to practices, process or technology.
This year, we will distribute five prizes, one per continent. The five finalist teams will be invited to come to Geneva for their project showcases and the award ceremony end of September 2020.
Five prizes will be distributed; one in each of the following categories (based on the UN Statistics list):
Universities located in Africa
Universities located in Asia
Universities located in Europe
Universities located in North America and Oceania
Universities located in South America
1.1. Participants of the ADG contest 2020 must be enrolled as graduate students at the time of their registration for the contest.
1.1.1. We consider “graduate students” to be anyone enrolled in a post bachelor level university programme with a maximum duration of 2 (two) years, or anyone who can prove to be studying towards acquiring a masters level degree.
1.2. Participants must gather in teams of 3 (three) to 5 (five) graduate students. In the submitted analysis, they should contribute with an interdisciplinary approach or from at least 2 (two) different disciplinary perspectives.
1.2.1 No participation on an individual basis will be admitted.
1.2.2 The participants can be enrolled in a same graduate programme or can collaborate with students from other programmes from the university they are enrolled in or coordinate with students from different universities and institutions worldwide.
1.2.3 The category in which the team will be placed for the contest will be based on the continent of the universities predominantly represented within the team.
188.8.131.52 In case, there is an equal representation of continents within the team, the team decides in which category they wish to compete.
1.3. All team members must provide a scanned copy of a document that serves as proof of enrolment as a graduate student before the registration of the team can be confirmed and validated.
1.3.1. Any official document issued by the academic institution the student is affiliated to is accepted as proof of enrolment as long as it contains:
a) The name of the student;
b) The program he/she is enrolled in;
c) An issuance date up to three months before the registration date or
d) Validity beyond the registration date.
1.4. Exceptionally, we might accept the registration of students who are transitioning into graduate studies, as long as they have already been accepted in a graduate student programme at the time of the registration.
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