Harare’s Climathon: Climate change innovation for sustainable development

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In Harare the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October CAT and finish on the following day. It is organised by CareerAid to create new solutions to combat issues like poor water treatment, waste disposal and high carbon emissions. 

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The Challenge

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and it is experiencing a lot of local governance issues like poor water treatment, waste disposal and dominated by cheap imported cars with high carbon emission. 

The event will feature idealists, inventors, innovators and experts who will be housed under the same roof in a competition and brainstorming event. In this packed event, participant will help tackling issues that the city is facing in a fun, involving and interactive way.

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

CareerAid

CareerAid is a Private Voluntary Organization established on the 14th February, 2015. It was formed to offer practical career development services, promoting the cultivation of positive attitudes and values to individuals lives, studies and careers. Founded by vibrant young people, CareerAid has developed drastically over the past year to impact diverse communities in Zimbabwe. CareerAid’s mission is to provide holistic and comprehensive career development services to individuals and corporates through life-skills training and mentorship while adhering to honesty, integrity and innovation.

How to join the Climathon

How will you benefit from participating in Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!

Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement and drive climate action

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