The Challenges of Employment

2017 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for students

The 2017 edition of the contest was on the challenges of employment. The three teams selected publicly defended their projects on 31 October in front of a jury chaired by Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and composed of Azita Berar Awad, Maria Luisa Silva, Misan Rewane, and Florian Schatz. Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and Mr Kofi Annan presented the prizes to the teams:


First prize

Umvuzo - A skills-centred mobile learning solution for the South African labour market



Second Prize

NetworkEffect: Creating sustainable jobs in the Pacific through sharing economy tourism



Third Prize

Mitigating Urban Youth Unemployment through Information Technology: Delala - the Work Connector