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WACE Global Challenge Program

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.

The Global Challenge program builds on the success of the WACE Global Student Collaborative Projects’ (WGSCP) pilot in 2020 which connected students from 9 WACE Institutional members from 8 countries in a transnational project experience.

Each Global Challenge program will run for 5 weeks and include:

  • cultural intelligence workshop and program orientation and induction
  • a 3-week virtual project where multidisciplinary teams of students work collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real organisation
  • a reflection and presentation component.

Global Challenge:  Program Dates

Global Challenge #1 June 2021: Enrolments are now closed

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

Expressions of Interest for #2 and #3 (Link to the existing form )

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.

Register interest (Link to new form)

Further general enquiries contact Judie Kay programspartnershipsvc@waceinc.org

The program is to open to all WACE members and also non-members, dependent on capacity.