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Lead2030 Challenges

Updated: Oct 27, 2018

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.


Deadline: January 5, 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals

From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious plan to create a sustainable future.

To make this future a reality, we need a generation of young leaders who are meaningfully engaged with the Global Goals and are working purposefully to achieve them.

Powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, Lead2030 will find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

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The global search is on! 

Are you a young leader with a scalable initiative to accelerate action on the Global Goals? Apply for the Lead2030 Challenges.

Supported by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, Lead2030 will fund and accelerate the most impactful youth-led solutions that are moving the needle on the SDGs. Lead2030 was launched at the One Young World 2018 Summit Closing Ceremony in The Hague, Netherlands. Over the course of the OYW 2018 Summit, businesses supporting Lead2030 championed the initiative in their respective keynote speeches. UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake also expressed support for the programme in her address to delegates. The programme is made possible by all the Lead2030 Challenge Partners who have together committed to making half a million dollars available to youth-led projects in its first year. Each Partner has selected a particular Sustainable Development Goal to support. They have each set specific challenges for their chosen goals. Chosen solutions to each Challenge will receive $50,000 in funding from their Challenge Partner. But even more valuable than that, each Lead2030 Challenge Partner is forming a mentorship team to provide you with expert advice and guidance to accelerate your solutions and grow their impact. Select Challenge Winners will receive communications support from Activation Supporter, Porter Novelli. Challenges Discover the Challenges below:

Goals 2 & 6: RB. Zero Hunger. How to end hunger by 2030?

Goal 3: AstraZeneca. Good Health & Well-being. How do we fight the growing burden on non-communicable disease worldwide? media inside your posts.

Goal 4: Deloitte. Quality Education. Preparing young people with the skills to succeed in 2030

Goal 4: Credit Suisse. Quality Education. Education: Generating Returns. Sustainably. Goal 6: RB. Clean Water & Sanitation. How do we achieve universal access to equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030?

Goal 7: BP. Affordable & Clean Energy. How do we increase the share of renewable energy by 2030?

Goal 9: Standard Chartered. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. How can we re-imagine solutions to finance the growth of SMEs and trade to unlock prosperity for the world’s communities?

Goal 10: Bristol-Myers Squibb. Reduced Inequalities. How do we create an inclusive workplace environment for the LGBTI community worldwide?

Goal 12: Mondi Group. Responsible Consumption & Production. Turning waste to landll generated by the packaging industry into raw materials of inherent value

Goal 17: KPMG. Partnerships For The Goals. Scalable partnerships to accelerate education, literacy and skills development.

Benefits: A $50,000 grant from Deloitte 12 months of mentorship from a team of Deloitte employees and partners. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution by assisting with aspects such as: Business strategy Best practices for data collection Monitoring and evaluation Product design Marketing Eligibility Deloitte is proud to support the Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 4.

In line with their ambition to prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity by 2030, the challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that: Utilize innovative approaches and technology Address root causes of the issue Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale Recognized existing efforts and collaborate with others to accelerate impact Facilitate opportunities for collective impact, by engaging a wide-range of stakeholders Improve the quality of, or access to, education and skills training that prepares young people to succeed in 2030.

Note: projects need to be based where Deloitte has presence. The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas: Create skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for young people to prepare for the future workforce, including in areas where there are talent shortages. Accelerate entrepreneurship or new types of employment that provide opportunities for young people to bypass traditional barriers to entry into employment and develop a new generation of job creators.Improve access to education and skills opportunities for those that may be left behind by the rapidly changing global economy. For example, to women and girls, disadvantaged youth

Selection Criteria This challenge seeks solutions which meet the following criteria: Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG4 challenge. See ‘Challenge outline’. Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30. Focussed: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out. Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase.

18 One Young World Lead2030 Challenges 2018 (Win up to $50,000 in funding).

Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, eradicating poverty, or developing skills.

Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable. Financially Viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive on their own through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract. Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.

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