Advancing Development Goals - The Final Stretch

15th September is the D day for the finalists cominng to Geneva to present their submissions on Women Empowerment and compete for a cash prize of up to 10'000 CHF


Students from Canadian, British and Colombian universities will be coming to Geneva to present projects selected from over 40 entries from all over the world on how women empowerment can serve development.

The subjects analyzed by the finalists include female participation in modern food-supply chains, empowerment of sex-workers and supporting migrant women and their families through education.

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Presentation of the finalists


The public presentations of the 3 finalist submissions  will take place from 14h-16h.15h at the Auditorium Jacques Fremont (Parc Barton) on 15th September 2014. Each team will have 20 minutes to defend their projects to an external Jury Panel of high level academics and policy makers. The students will have another 20 minutes to answer questions from the Jury and from the public.

Awards Ceremony


At 18.30h the announcement of the winners of this year's Advancing development Goals contest will be preceded by a keynote speech by the Director General of the International Development Law Association, Ms. Irene Khan on the topic: Changing women's lives: empowerment, innovation and Development.  Register here

Later that evening, Mr. Kofi Annan, High Patron of the contest and Amb. Jenö Staehelin, head of the Jury and mentor of the initiative, will be handing out the awards to the finalists.

Closing the ceremony , the topic of the 2015 edition of the contest should be announced