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Impact Challenge

22nd Session / Summer 2018

Create game-changing solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals

Are you a Delegate with an idea for a social impact project that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals? This is your chance to create impactful and sustainable solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges!


The Challenge

As part of The Youth Assembly community, participants are called to action by developing original, impactful, and innovative solutions to the social, economic, and environmental issues outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through The Youth Assembly Impact Challenge, participants will design and pitch proposals for a social impact project of their own creation. Candidates with the best proposals – chosen by a panel of judges – will be awarded with seed funding and connected to resources to help launch their vision into action.

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The Participants

Participants of The Youth Assembly Impact Challenge are leaders and change-makers in their communities with an enthusiasm for social innovation.

Applicants must be delegates of the 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly between the ages of 16 and 28, and have a clear vision for impactful change.


The Winning Projects

Apart from receiving recognition during the closing ceremony of The Youth Assembly, the winners will:

  • Be featured prominently on our platforms reaching over 40,000 people globally
  • Receive mentorship on social entrepreneurship
  • Receive seed funding from potential investors for the implementation of their projects

All semi-finalists will receive feedback during the challenge to further develop and improve their social impact project proposals.

How to Apply

To receive more information about the challenge and how you can participate, submit your Name, Email Address, and Admission Number through the form below. Only registered Delegates of the 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly will be contacted with further details.


Please note that only fully admitted Delegates are eligible for this competition.


Stage 1: Application period June 15 - July 13, 2018
Stage 2: Interview July 16 - July 27, 2018
Stage 3: Final Challenge at The Youth Assembly August 12, 2018* 
Awarding of Winners: August 13, 2018*

*Tentative Date

For queries, email 

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