The Geneva Challenge

Eager to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives and with the generous support of Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, the Graduate Institute launched, in 2014, the Advancing Development Goals Contest, an international competition for graduate students.


Special announcement


We are pleased to inform you that despite the coronavirus epidemic, the Geneva Challenge 2020 will still take place. The registration deadline was extended to 6 April 2020. Teams will then have until 13 July to submit their projects.

We invite teams from around the world to use this time at home to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the challenges of social inclusion and to collaborate remotely with their teams.