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"Young people have a collective responsibility to drive humanity towards progress." - Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

We are proud to launch the second round of challenges for Lead2030- the world’s biggest prize fund for young leaders working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Lead2030 was created to address the funding gap for young people working towards progress on some of the world’s most pressing issues. It launched last year at the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, and the second round was announced at the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, which was attended by global figures such as Meghan Markle, Sir Bob Geldof and JK Rowling. 

The initiative is supported by the Challenge Partners – a range of major businesses working with One Young World. Each of the below Challenge Partners have committed to a prize of $50,000 as well as mentorship support to help amplify the impact of young leaders as they tackle the SDGs.

Goal 2: RB. Zero Hunger. How to end hunger by 2030?
Goal 3: AstraZeneca. Good Health & Well-being. How do we fight the growing burden on non-communicable disease worldwide?
Goal 4: Deloitte. Quality Education. How do we prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity?
Goal 6: RB. Clean Water & Sanitation. How do we achieve universal access to equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030?
Goal 7: BP. Affordable & Clean Energy. How do we increase the share of renewable energy by 2030?
Goal 9: Standard Chartered. Industrial Innovation & Infrastruture. How can we re-imagine solutions to finance the growth of SMEs and trade to unlock prosperity for the world’s communities?
Goal 10: Bristol-Myers Squibb. Reduced Inequalities. How can we reduce inequalities within and among countries?
Goal 12: Mondi Group. Sustainable Consumption and Production. How can we turn waste by the packaging industry into raw materials of inherent value?
Goal 14: Credit Suisse. Life under water. How do we conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development? 

Additional mentorship will provided to selected challenge winners by Activation Supporter, Porter Novelli. 

Winners of the inaugural Lead2030 prize were awarded $50,000 after a global search to identify the most impactful youth-lead solutions for the SDGs, analysing more than 1,200 submissions in 100+ countries. Meet the previous winners here.

The deadline for applications is 5 January, 2020. Apply here.


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