The Lead2030 Challenge 2020
New Lead2030 challenges for 2020 are now live and awaiting solutions from young SDG leaders.
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.
Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the world’s biggest prize fund for young leaders making an impact for the Sustainable Development Goals. The challenge is also powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, the initiative finds, funds and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30.
The first 10 Lead2030 Challenges sourced 2,300+ SDG solutions from more than 130 countries. The inaugural Lead2030 Challenge Winners were each awarded $50,000 in addition to 12 months of executive mentorship from their Challenge Partner to help amplify their impact as they tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.
- Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG 2,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,14 challenge.
- Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
- Focused: 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.
- Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, 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 independently 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.
How to Apply
Select a goal among the ones listed below to start your Lead2030 challenge application;
- Goal 2: (Supported by RB) How to end hunger by 2030?
- Goal 3: (Supported by AstraZeneca) How do we fight the growing burden on non-communicable disease worldwide?
- Goal 4: (Supported by Deloitte) How do we prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity?
- Goal 6: (Supported by RB) How can we help reduce individual water usage within households?
- Goal 7: (Supported by BP) How do we increase the share of renewable energy by 2030?
- Goal 9: (Supported by Standard Chartered) How can we re-imagine solutions to finance the growth of SMEs and trade to unlock prosperity for the world’s communities?
- Goal 10: (Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb) Challenge details coming soon.
- Goal 12: (Supported by Mondi Group) Investing in the Oceans.
- Goal 14: (Supported by Credit Suisse) Turning waste by the packaging industry into raw materials of inherent value.
Deadline: 5th January 2020