The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI – UNA Italy) together with the Students’ Movement for International Organization (MSOI/UNYA-Italy), in partnership with the United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy, and with the technical support of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will launch ZERO Hackathon.
160 highly motivated young students, representing universities from around the world, will convene in Rome, at FAO, from 30th November to 2nd December, 2016, to attend the first youth hackathon on the most pressing international issues related, but not limited, to SDGs, climate change, sustainability, zero hunger generation, food and agriculture.
ZERO is an international competition for interdisciplinary young students aimed at generating solutions with a significant impact on global challenges.
Participants will be invited to develop innovative high-impact ideas, projects, services and/or tools capable of meeting international requirements and presenting sustainable responses.
The young minds will be asked to work in team and submit their final proposal presenting a video and/or a ppt presentation during the pitch session that will take place on Friday, December 2nd.
Proposals will be assessed by a multidisciplinary jury according to their creativity, practicality, social impact, innovation.
The best proposal of each challenge will be awarded!
The event will also include the participation of prestigious institutional representatives, professionals and teachers who will make their knowledge and methods available to support teams in the development of their solutions.
ZERO will serve as a youth hub creating a connection between learning and doing, enabling young people to share information, promote the use of creativity and the importance of cooperation and team work, tackle the most important global challenges.
Last but not least, participating in ZERO is considered a preferential requisite to be selected as the next Italian Youth Delegate!