Dubai: The ‘Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge’ is slated to be organised by the World Government Summit, which will take place in Dubai from 13th to 15th February 2023. This innovative global initiative brings together the best minds to help define the future of governments.
This challenge will draw participants from 15 international universities, including the Harvard Kennedy School, MIT Sloan, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Tuck School of Business, and London Business School.
The WGS announced the introduction of the “Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge” in 2018. This challenge is the first of its kind to bring together the best minds from prestigious universities around the world to help shape the future of government.
As a crucial component of the Summit, the Challenge brings together more than 100 students from top institutions from across the globe and involves them in a creative challenge to enhance the efficiency of governments.
The purpose of the Global Universities Challenge is to inspire and empower young people to innovate in order to create a sustainable future. Each team is required to create and construct a workable plan and solutions that will aid governments in influencing the future and anticipating its problems. The impact of the given ideas on the operations of the government will be evaluated by the judging panel, which consists of high-ranking government officials and C-suite personnel from notable organizations.
The Challenge fosters student competition and encourages collaboration and creativity to create extensive ecosystems that benefit humanity. Additionally, students from the American University of Sharjah, the American University in Cairo, the University of Sydney, University College London (London’s Global University), as well as other foreign educational institutions, participated in this year’s challenge.
The evaluation procedure includes the following criteria: 20 percent for viability & feasibility, 20 percent for viability & innovation, 40 percent for uniqueness and innovation, 25 percent for effect and comprehensiveness, and 15 percent for presentation.
Five of the brightest students from each participating university serve as its representatives. A total of 17 teams will be required to create a workable strategy for the incoming governments. Each team will designate one student to give a 6-minute presentation of their project to the judges.