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The demand for both humanitarian and development assistance is on the rise. With growing humanitarian needs and limited funding, innovative solutions are vital to assist the most vulnerable groups in new and efficient ways. The Warren Centre is excited to bring you The Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Awards, commencing in 2019.
Join us as we launch two of Australia’s newest innovation events, in conjunction with RedR Australia and the University of Sydney. These annual events, including Australia’s first-ever Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, encourage and reward university students to create cutting-edge solutions that could save lives and make a positive impact on people around the world.
1 MAY - 7 JUNE 2019
This national submissions contest is for university students to develop innovative technological or engineering solutions that support human welfare through benevolent treatment or assistance to people for substantially altruistic reasons. Students, who can work individually or in teams, are encouraged to select a real-world humanitarian problem and develop technology-driven solutions. Submissions are to be comprised of a short video encapsulating the essence of your idea. You will also need to provide a written brief showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.
DATE: 16-18 AUGUST 2019
The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon is a weekend-long event, taking place in Sydney, NSW. This event is designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges. Participants will be asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems that are submitted by the humanitarian disaster organisation, RedR Australia.
We’ve teamed up with the international humanitarian response agency, RedR Australia. Find out who they are and about the important work they do.
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