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School Food Waste Competition

Deadline is 16 November, 2014

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borderedbybordersThe Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge aims to encourage secondary school and university students from around the world to uncover and understand - through the design and implementation of hands-on projects - how much food waste they are producing and the impact it is having on the environment and economy.

By undertaking one of the following activities, students or their schools can win up to US$5,000 that can be used to further implement their winning idea:

  • Investigate how much food the school wastes every year and learn about the main causes of waste
  • or Take action to eliminate or reduce food waste in the school
  • or Raise awareness in the school and/or community on the issue of food waste and why it should be eliminated


Entries must be submitted between 17 September and 16 November 2014.

Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security Competition

Deadline is 31 October, 2014

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The Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security (BSDP) competition is part of the Expo “Feeding Knowledge” program, launched in 2012 by Expo Milano 2015 with the objective of identifying priorities and key issues to reduce food insecurity. The Best Practices will be promoted through a technological platform, which will become part of the Expo 2015 legacy.

Who can apply?
The call is open to national and local government authorities, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, research and academic bodies and public-private partnerships that can demonstrate effective and efficient approaches which have genuinely improved people’s quality of life.

 

ICN2 Photo Contest

Deadline is 16 October, 2014

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ICN2-photocompThe problems of malnutrition—undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity—exist in all countries, developed and developing, and across all socio-economic classes. By launching this photo contest, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition, emphasizing that it starts with what we eat: the products of the food and agriculture sector. FAO also wishes to engage the general public in an international effort to improve nutrition.

PEACEapp

Deadline is 15 October, 2014

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peaceappPEACEapp is a global competition organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Build Up to promote digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management.

You are invited to submit your entry now. The competition is open to three kinds of entries: (i) digital games and gamified apps developed purposefully for this competition; (ii) already existing digital games, and (iii) creative re-purposing of existing digital games to meet the aim of PEACEapp.

Bordered by Borders

Deadline is 10 October, 2014

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borderedbybordersFar from the sea, the poorest landlocked countries of the world face many challenges but also offer rich cultural heritages and incredible natural landscapes. This year the United Nations will shine a spotlight on the diverse group of 32 landlocked developing countries and showcase their uniqueness through photography.

The best pictures will become part of the UN library and used for media materials that will be seen all over the world in the lead up to and during the United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Vienna this November.

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