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Last week, we were happy to meet Dr. Kai Bruns from the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity here at Chaihuo x.factory, the maker space created by Seeed. And during the meeting, we discussed the future collaborations between Seeed/Chaihuo x.factory and the Initiative! We were impressed by the efforts of the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity! Can’t wait to share with you!
(Dr. Kai Bruns’s visit to Chaihuo x.factory)
The Initiative brings together the world’s leading innovators from different sectors to form a community dedicated to spreading global prosperity through the art of ‘making’. By launching the Global Maker Challenge at the recent UNGA, this online platform offers a great opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever you are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives.
(Video Credit: makingprosperity.com)
The initiative, in partnership with MIT Solve and eight UN agencies and NGOs, has announced a total of 4 challenges and addresses the following:
· Rural Transformation and Zero Hunger: How can farmers in less developed countries sustainably increase food and cash crop yields?
· Sustainable Energy: How do the millions of people living in rural and isolated communities get access to low carbon energy?
· Digital Divide and Digital Literacy: How can people in remote areas access and use reliable and affordable internet connectivity?
· Sustainable Cities: How can cities leverage technology to reduce the spread of infectious diseases and prevent the next pandemic?
（Application Criteria, credit: makingprosperity.com)
The Global Maker Challenge is an 11-month program, which was launched in September 2018, and will be concluded in July 2019 with a winners’ announcement at the prestigious Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia!
(Timeline, Credit: makingprosperity.com)
The selected winners will be awarded up to $1 Million in prizes and mentorship to scale your solutions and deploy them in countries that need it most.
The application will be closed on Jan 31st, 2019. The clock is ticking! Join the journey now before the window of opportunity closes! Submit your solution to one of the Global Maker Challenges here https://www.makingprosperity.com/all-ch ... rchallenge!
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.---Youth