WIN UP TO $10k USD and showcase at the largest intergovernmental meeting - held once every four years!
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)?
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
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 www.holistec.co, where the public will be able to vote for their favourite project.
The 3 Award winners will receive USD$10,000 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
August 5th: Call for Application Opens
September 12th : Call for Application Closes
September 14th - 22nd : Judging of Submissions
September 27th : Finalists Notified
September 27th - October 1st : People’s Choice Online Voting Window
September 27th - October 7th : Finalists Pitch Showcased Online
October 1st : Winners Announced at the Creative Industries and Trade Digitisation Forum, part of the Virtual UNCTAD XV Conference
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.
BENEFITS AND AWARDS
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.
ABOUT THE 17 UN SDGS
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
Holistec Global SIDS Competition
Holistec is fully committed to - and driven by - the UN adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At the heart of the 2030 Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for actions by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. These 17 SDG’s, represent the worlds most ambitious agenda. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-inhand 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.