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Holistec Global SIDS Competition

Are you running an initiative aimed at achieving one of the 17 SDGs?

Are you based in one of the SIDS (Small Island Developing States)? 
Submit your Application today!


Children, adults, companies and organisations from Small Island Developing States are invited - free of charge - to submit to the Holistec Global SIDS Competition project/s where innovative solutions are being used to achieve any of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Competition’s finalists and winners will be decided by a global panel of judges, and their project pitches will be showcased in a virtual booth at the online UNCTAD XV Creative Industries and Trade Digitization Forum.

Finalists' video pitches will be uploaded on, where the public will be able to vote for their favourite project.

The 3 Award winners will receive USD$10,000.00 worth of prizes and will be announced October 1st 2021, during a live session that will be held virtually at UNCTAD XV.

By attending UNCTAD XV applicants will also get the opportunity to form regional and international partnerships and raise awareness of their project on a global platform


Call for Application Opens: August 5th

Call for Application Closes: September 12th 

Judging of Submissions: September 14th - 22nd

Finalists Notified: September 27th

People’s Choice Online Voting Window: September 27th - October 1st


Finalists Pitch Showcased Online: September 27th - October 7th


Winners Announced at the Creative Industries and Trade Digitization Forum, part of the Virtual UNCTAD XV Conference: October 1st 


Youth Award: USD$5,000

Adult Award: USD$5,000

People’s Choice Award:
Wide visibility and a feature on the Holistec and UNCTAD XV platforms following the live announcement at the Creative Industries and Trade Digitization Forum

Additional Benefits for Shortlisted Applicants attending UNCTAD XV:

- Have their video showcased to a global audience of investors, peers and members of the public;
- Connect with regional or international partners to expand professional networks;
- Learn from other companies in SIDS around the world.


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a distinct group of 38 UN Member States and 20 Non-UN Members/Associate Members of United Nations regional commissions that face unique social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities.

You can consult the full list of SIDS here.



The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for actions by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They represent the world’s most ambitious agenda, recognising that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests

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