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WACE Global Challenge Program

Global Challenge #2 November 2021

Global Challenge # 3 January 2022

WACE has partnered with edtech start-up Practera to launch a Global Challenge student-industry project program. This program activates a global network of Universities and teams of diverse students to assist organisations to advance initiatives aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Through Pactera’s platform, global student teams undertake online projects to help business, government and community organisations identify practical ‘Shared Value’ initiatives to create social, environmental & economic value through real projects

Each Global Challenge program will run for 4 weeks and include:

  • cultural intelligence workshop and program orientation and induction session
  • a 3-week virtual project where multidisciplinary student teams work collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real client
  • a reflection and presentation session .

Expressions of interest for Institutions to participate in Global Challenge #2 & #3 are now open.

Global Challenge #2 November 2021:

  • Programme dates: 15th November – 8th December 2021
  • Expressions of interest by Institutions by 22 September

Global Challenge # 3 January 2022:

  • Programme dates: 31st January – Wednesday 23rd February 2022
  • Expressions of interest by Institutions by 30th November

Global Challenge #1

Global Challenge map

What the institutions say about the pilot

Information session:  6th / 7th September

Region A:  Australasia, Asia, West Coast North America:

LocationLocal TimeTime ZoneUTC Offset
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 11:00:00 amAESTUTC+10 hours
Vancouver  (Canada - British Columbia)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 6:00:00 pmPDTUTC-7 hours
Tokyo (Japan)Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 10:00:00 amJSTUTC+9 hours
Singapore (Singapore)Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 9:00:00 amSGTUTC+8 hours
Bangkok (Thailand)Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 8:00:00 amICTUTC+7 hours

Region B:  Europe, Africa, Middle East, East coast North America:

LocationLocal TimeTime ZoneUTC Offset
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 10:00:00 pmAESTUTC+10 hours
Toronto (Canada - Ontario)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 8:00:00 amEDTUTC-4 hours
Dubai (United Arab Emirates - Dubai)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 4:00:00 pmGSTUTC+4 hours
Delhi (India - Delhi)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 5:30:00 pmISTUTC+5:30 hours
London (United Kingdom - England)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 1:00:00 pmBSTUTC+1 hour
Johannesburg (South Africa)Monday, 6 September 2021 at 2:00:00 pmSASTUTC+2 hours

Links will be provided to registered attendees before the event.

Further general enquiries contact Judie Kay programspartnershipsvc@waceinc.org