2018 Summit Highlights
2018 saw our inaugural summit which brought over outstanding 200 youth to our platform, developing over 30 new solutions to global challenges. Leveraging technology and our digital platform, we broke down the barriers of geography and access, allowing more people to join conversations, and connect with like-hearted individuals ready to collaborate for a better future.
Hack for the SDGs
April 7-8, 2018
Hack for the SDGs was our inaugural Summit, and hosted over 75 young people from all backgrounds to tackle SDGs 1-5. 17 teams competed to pitch their solutions to our expert judging panel, with SDG 5 Team Tawukkul Karman coming out on top with their solution “She Matters.”
She Matters is an NGO working within N’Djamena, Chad to empower females through equipping them with soft skills required to make an income for themselves; freeing them from being financial burdens
Equal Opportunities for All
June 30 - July 1, 2018
Our second Summit, Equal Opportunities for All, tackled SDGs 4 and 5, with the objective of overcoming barriers relating to gender equality and education. 10 teams worked to develop solutions to their challenges, but Team Kofi Annan of SDG 4 came out on top with their project “Brain Fertilizer.” Brain Fertilizer converts food waste and animal manure into fertilizer, which will be sold to farmers to provide meals for 1000 students in 13 parent schools in Mokolo, Northern Cameroon. Worldchangers on Team Kofi Annan represented Estonia, Syria, Cameroon, Japan, and Peru.
Hack for the Planet
September 1-2, 2018
UNITE 2030: Hack for the Planet brought 60 young people from over 40 different countries working together to collaborate on SDGs 12, 13, 14, and 15, disrupting the status quo to challenge our existing strategies for a better tomorrow. Climate challenges are the challenges of the next generation, and with that in mind, Worldchangers worked tirelessly over 48-hours to develop solutions to climate-based challenges. The winning Team, Team Al Gore, created a project called Treeway, a mobile application that tracks the user’s payment transactions and proceeds to use one of three optional methods - rounding up, percentage of purchase, or fixed donation amount - to donate money to existing carbon offset, reforestation, or rewilding projects run by existing partner companies.