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Title: The Global Maker Challenge (MBRGI)
Date: 31-Jan-2020
Location: UAE

The Global Maker Challenge (MBRGI)

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), a philanthropic foundation based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched “The Global Maker Challenge”, for leading manufacturers, start-ups and entrepreneurs, governments, UN agencies and philanthropists, academia and researchers, to form a community dedicated to spreading global prosperity through the art of ‘making’.

The eight UN entities (the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center; the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR); the World Food Programme) have partnered with the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity.

MBRGI, launched in 2015 defines its work under five pillars: humanitarian aid and relief; healthcare and disease control; spreading education and knowledge; innovation and entrepreneurship and empowering communities. The foundation believes that access to the innovation paves the way to building prosperity.

The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives.

The challenge is vertically divided into 4 themes, Sustainable Energy, Digital Divide and Digital Literacy, Rural Transformation and Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities.

This challenge will award winners with prizes of value up to USD 1,000,000 in prizes. Within the four themes they are looking for solutions to solve real world problems identified as priority topics by MIT Solve in collaboration with various UN Agencies and Funds... more


 
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