The UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge on 31 July brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to help advance resilient infrastructure with technology in the face of climate change.
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. From the stability of our ecosystems affecting human health, to our ability to grow food and create thriving communities, our future depends on how we tackle this challenge. Addressing the impacts of climate change on people, communities and nations requires the world’s infrastructure to be more resilient and better equipped to withstand increasingly frequent extreme weather events – ensuring that all people, in all corners of the world, can adapt, survive and prosper.
But to get there, now more than ever, the world needs fresh ideas, solutions and technologies.
The organisers are calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions for creating infrastructure, networks and systems that can withstand shocks and stresses. The solutions need to demonstrate how technology – from sensors to artificial intelligence – could build climate resilience, helping societies prepare for and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.
Participants should submit their ideas by 31 July 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET) to be considered.
For more information and to apply, click here.