2020: The Challenges of Social Inclusion

The 2020 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students aims to present innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the challenges of social inclusion.

Leave no one behind is the central and transformative promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and the foundation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Including this principle ensures that the 2030 SDGs will be universally achievable, reaching those furthest behind first. 

As noted by the World Bank, “social inclusion aims to empower poor and marginalised people to take advantage of burgeoning global opportunities. It ensures that people have a voice in decisions, which affect their lives, and that they enjoy equal access to markets, services and political, social and physical spaces”.


Important documents


23 march 2020

submission deadline
13 july 2020



Launch of the 2019 Geneva Challenge : 16.12.2019

Registration of teams opens : 16.12.2019

Announcement of the Jury Panel and the Keynote Speaker : February 2020

Registration deadline : 23.03.2020

Submission deadline : 13.07.2020

Semi-finalists announced : Beginning of August 2020

Jury Evaluation meeting : Mid-August 2020

Finalists announced : Mid-August 2020

Presentations of the Finalists and Award Ceremony : End of September 2020

Register now, submit later!