HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon
Date: 27/09/2021 – 08/10/2021
Duration: 2-weeks
Location: Online

In September, the Chevening, CSC, and Marshall scholarship programmes will bring their global alumni and Scholars together to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges our planet faces in a climate-focused policy hackathon.

What is a policy hackathon?

Policy hackathons bring together groups of people with a diverse range of views, experiences and expertise to identify and develop policy solutions to a particular issue. Hackathons typically take place over a short and concentrated period of time to allow for focused working on particularly tricky challenges.

How will it work?

Alumni and Scholars from across the three scholarships will form teams by country or region and work in their teams over the course of two weeks (27 Sep – 8 Oct) to develop inventive and original policy proposals aimed at addressing the challenges presented by climate change.

Each climate hackathon team will develop an innovative solution to address a climate-related issue which supports one of the COP26 Goals.

Teams will present their proposals to a panel of expert judges who will select a winning team for each COP26 Goal. Finalists will then present at a final event and the overall winning team will be selected to present at an event coinciding with COP26 to a select audience.

Why take part?

This is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved in an activity which will bring together scholarship alumni and Scholars at a national and transnational level to discuss and identify the most prevalent climate change issues in your home country or region and globally.

You will be able to network and learn from world-leading experts from across the UK government’s scholarship schemes and develop your own thinking and expertise.

The scholarship schemes will be publishing and promoting all the proposals developed during the hackathon, so this is also an opportunity to showcase your expertise to a large global audience.

Applications are now closed.

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A timeline outlining the climate hackathon process is available to all eligible applicants in the Terms and Conditions document shared alongside application details.