Passing on the below message from the Open Seventeen team. Note that this is a timely call for participating-- the deadline is MARCH 12th (Monday). Read on for more info…
Take part in the O17 and you could be invited to join a two-month SDG Summer School in July and August developing a project for the UN in Geneva and China, or to participate in UNLEASH 2018 the first week of June in SIngapore.
This year, the O17 is about SDG #3: “Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All at All ages”, in particular mobile-health solutions for non-communicable diseases.
In collaboration with the UN initiative Be Healthy Be Mobile, run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), O17 proposes six challenges where crowdsourcing data with mobile apps can make a difference.
The O17 is open to students at Bachelors or Masters level.
How does it work?
Check out the O17 challenges and pitch your idea (you can apply as a team or individually)
50 students will be selected for online coaching of their ideas between 19 March and 30 April.
Some of the most compelling ideas will be selected to participate in the SDG Summer School (8 weeks, 2 July - 25 August 2018) in Geneva, Beijing and Shenzhen, or to take part in the UNLEASH 2018 ideation and collaboration week in Singapore May 30 – June 6. All travel costs covered.
Deadline for O17 registration is 12 March. Online coaching starts week of 19 March.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
More about the Open Seventeen Challenge
017 is run by Citizen Cyberlab at University of Geneva, GovLab at New York University, and the Citizen Science Center Zurich, and supported by the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative in collaboration with the United Labs for the Global Goals. The online coaching will take place between March 19 - April 30 2018, during six online sessions of 2h each. Exact dates/times will be communicated to successful applicants.