Announced by the United Nations in 2015, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are recognized as one of the most powerful drivers of inclusive growth and sustainable development. Hence the need for the Global Innovation and Impact Award as a support base for the achievement of these SDGs.
As the world sets out to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDSN Youth and NOVA Impact have partnered to launch the inaugural Global Youth Innovation and Global SDG Impact Awards.
These awards are a global call to action to recognize, showcase, and support the best and brightest ideas and solutions led by the SDSN Youth youth global community and the strongest commitments driven by the private sector and academia changemakers. These changemaker’s commitments and solutions are providing pathways toward realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
The world faces unprecedented challenges, and each year, we continue to fall behind on our commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. The lack of progress and structural impediments are compounding and accelerating key challenges we face this century, from global poverty to rampant inequality, to a warming planet and mass biodiversity extinction, that will shape the ability of future generations to survive and thrive on this planet.
These awards are a global call for applications and nominations for our more than 3,000 Youth network Members worldwide and initiatives in the private sector and academia that are building real solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. The awards are designed to identify, uplift, and award outstanding innovation, initiative, creativity, and enterprise that can serve as a building block to begin a global movement to scale the Sustainable Development Goal impact.
Global Youth Innovation Awards
The Global Youth Innovation Awards are a global call for applications for our more than 3,000 young people in the SDSN Youth global community who are building real solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more about the award and application process, visit the Awards FAQ.
Global SDG Impact Awards
The Global SDG Impact Awards are a global call for nominations to identify and recognize emerging private and academia sector initiatives and commitments to implementing the SDGs at local and national levels. Learn more about the nomination process by visiting the Awards FAQ.