Climate Hack 2022: Inovate for Climate Action

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Good News From SEAMEO RELC!

We are pleased to share that the Singapore International Foundation is organizing the ‘Climate Hack 2022’, a virtual hackathon that enables youths to tap on the power of technology and international networks to innovate for climate action.

The programme is now open for registration to all aged 18 and above in ASEAN, China and India.

To register, click here>> https://climatehack.io
(There will be an information session on 16 April, 07:30 – 08:30 PM GMT+8, for participants to ask their questions)

In addition to prize money of up to SGD 5,500, the top winning teams will proceed to a new stage called ‘Climate Lab’, where their ideas will be brought to life.

Experts from the relevant industry will guide the winning teams to further develop their ideas and engineer a real prototype. The winning teams will also get the chance to showcase their solutions to potential investors.

Factsheet Climate Hack 2022

Introduction The Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Climate Hack 2022 is a virtual hackathon that enables youths to tap on the power of technology and international networks to innovate for climate action. The virtual programme connects Singaporeans and overseas communities to promote skills exchange and transfer, as well as accelerate innovative solutions using technology for climate action in Asia. It leverages the expertise of industry experts from Singapore, namely in the areas of environmental sustainability, technology, and entrepreneurship. Launched in 2021, the second edition of Climate Hack will run for eight months from April to December 2022.

Climate Hack 2022 is one of the SIF’s e-volunteering programmes designed to contribute to digital inclusion in Asia. Through these programmes, our volunteers from Singapore work with communities in different countries to share skills, knowledge, and expertise in digital readiness to effect positive change, while fostering greater cultural understanding

Programme Objectives Climate Hack 2022 aims to:
1. Upskill and future-proof participants to meet the demands of a digital economy.
2. Enable participants to digitally ideate, develop and communicate winning ideas
3. Empower participants to build a usable Minimum Viable Prototype to test and gain validation from consumers
4. Promote spirit of peer-based learning and exchange

Partners
1. SAP, Singapore
2. National Youth Council, Singapore

Target Participants
1. Aged 18 and above from Asia
2. Anyone with a passion towards solving climate issues
3. Participants are not required to have any prior coding or software development experience

Project Structure
The project will consist of two key stages – Climate Hack followed by Climate Lab – designed to fulfil programme’s objectives.

Climate Hack (April to June 2022) is an inclusive, learning-intensive hackathon that enables beginners to develop skills in digital prototyping. It consists of the following programme components:

a. Skills Lab – A series of interactive workshops that will equip participants with the necessary digital skills to ideate, propose and create prototype solutions to tackle issues surrounding climate change. Topics include Design Thinking, UX/UI Rapid Prototyping (with Figma), No-to-Low Code App Development, How to Build a Landing Page from Scratch, and Digital Storytelling.

b. Solutions Lab – Finalist teams will receive mentorship support from industry experts to sharpen their solutions and presentation skills.

c. Demo Day – Finalist teams will pitch their idea to an esteemed panel of judges, with cash prizes awarded to the top three teams. The winning teams will also be shortlisted for the next stage of the programme (Climate Lab).

Climate Lab (June to December 2022) enables the winning teams to build on their ideas and develop them to functional pilots for testing and validation. It consists of the following programme components:

a. Enhanced Skills Lab – The workshops will equip participants to build a Minimum Viable Product for testing. Topics include Effective Remote Collaboration, Lean Canvas, Audience Discovery and Testing, Build Your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and Team and Stakeholder Management.

b. Enhanced Solutions Lab – Open Space and Clinic sessions for peer learning and mentorship.  Graduation Showcase – Participants share their ideas and learnings with the community.

c. Graduation Showcase – Participants share their ideas and learnings with the community.

Expected Outcomes
a. Contribute to positive and sustainable development in Asia, through shared skills, knowledge and expertise that would bring about positive change, especially in areas surrounding climate action.
b. Promote digital upskilling, where up to 120 participants are expected to gain knowledge and digital skills relevant for the digital economy.
c. Grow an international community of aspiring changemakers from around Asia who are keen to tap on the power of technology and international networks to innovate for climate action.



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