The Global Challenges Foundation are hosting The Educators’ Challenge Awards in London on May 15th. The award winners include various kinds of educators who have done an outstanding job of promoting positive action in regard to both global collaboration and global catastrophic risks.
“The Educators’ Challenge Awards is part of our mission to explore how to effectively communicate and increase engagement among young people and the general public around global risks such as climate change, biological collapse and weapons of mass destruction, which all require improved global cooperation,” says Jens Orback, Executive Director at Global Challenges Foundation.
Educators of all sorts – teachers, journalists, content creators, PR-professionals, game developers, curators, and influencers – have been encouraged to submit their ideas to the competition. All play a vital role in steering the conversation and promoting positive action in regard to both global collaboration and global catastrophic risks. In total, 72 competing contributions from 30 countries were sent.
The ten winners, who have been decided by a seven-person jury, receive a diploma for their contributions and are awarded with 5,000 USD each.
The winners are:
The people’s choice was “A global security system: An alternative to war”, who won with more than 34 percent of the votes.
The Global Challenges Foundation’s objective is to contribute to minimising, preferably eliminating, the major global threats to humanity. To achieve this, the GCF works in two ways: by increasing decision-makers’ and the public’s knowledge and insight about these challenges; and by stimulating discussion and innovative thinking about decision systems that would be able to manage the major global risks more effectively and equitably.
Project manager, The Educators’ Global Challenges Prize
Global Challenges Foundation
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