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    Completed Challenges & Winners

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    Reboot Health & Wellbeing – Keeping Young People Safe

    Health innovation solutions to address one of the urgent health challenges for the next decade : Keeping young people safe.


    Pay-it-forward gonorrhea and chlamydia testing among young men who have sex with men

    Children's Voices on COVID-19


     Bring youth together to develop new solutions that address current sustainability challenges and ensure a healthy and productive ocean.

    The winners of the 5 tipping points are the following: 

    End Waste Entering the Ocean - Reduce, Reuse, Refill, Recycle, Recube - Creating Reusable Systems to Enable Circular Economy in F&B, FMCG and E-Commerce Sectors 

    Sustainable Seafood - Community Approach to Locally and Sustainably Sourced Fish

    Mapping the Ocean- Cloudonomous - Low Cost Marine Autonomous Vehicle Framework to Map Seabed

    Set Sail for Decarbonized Shipping- SANC-S (Ship Active Noise Canceling System)

    Harnessing Ocean Electricity- Ocean-based alternative energy technologies and positive environmental considerations


    Identify key challenges for education in the digital age and co-create innovative solutions.

    The 3 solutions with the highest scoring:

    Teaming 4.0

    Science Escape Room


    Circular Economy Challenge

    Suggest solutions to improve world collaboration with the United Nations.

    The 4 solutions with the highest scoring:

    Grow Your Own Cloud  

    Platform for Grassroots Aid Distribution Coordination

    Million Urban Farms  

    HULA combines exchange and technology in order to contribute to a more sustainable world

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    Cybersecurity Challenge
    Propose solutions to counter terrorist use of new technologies.

    The 4 solutions with the highest scoring:

    1.  A Plug-and-Play Forensicator System for Live Forensics

    2.  Framework for Seminar Series Curriculum: Tackling  Radicalisation Through Prevention Education, Teaching Digital Skills, and Entrepreneurship Education

    3.  Community based CyberTerrorism Content Filtering and Censorship

    4.  Policy Brief: Online Community Policing


    Diversity and Inclusion in Emerging Technologies 
    @ UNTIL

    Crowdsourcing evidence and best practices on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in emerging technologies

    1st Place Winner:
    Diversity and Inclusion Has Become a Civil Society Priority by Ussi Mnamengi

    2nd Place Winner:
    Diversity does matter! by Rehab Rayan

    3rd Place Winner:
    Technology Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by Elena Timakova

    DigiEduHack Espoo 
    @ UNTIL

    How to support learners’ intrinsic motivation, well-being and enthusiasm in school?

    1st Place Winner:
    LevelUp: An interactive courseware platform for students by Delia Arnon-Gyger

    2nd Place Winner:
    LEGO Robots training Using Virtual Robot Toolkit by Marwa Seoudy

    3rd Place Winner:
    Tarent- Happy Children, Happy Classrooms by Advitya Sood

    Sports + Climate     Plastic Waste + Recycle
    @RTE New York

    Hackathon Challenges at the Reboot The Earth New York
    The winner is:

    1st Place Winner:
    Zero Degree by Evan Stites-Clayton, Vienna Looi, Valerie Pang, Iain Nash and Michelle Huang

    Engaging Civil Society Participation in Climate Adaptation   |   Tackling Climate Change with Community Data
    @RTE Germany

    Hackathon Challenges at the Reboot The Earth Germany
    The winner is:

    1st Place Winner:
    datPool - To reboot the earth by Ben Arnon, Mete Boncukcu, David Freiberg, and Gustavo Brant de Carvalho Marques

    RTE Virtual

    Hackathon Challenge - Reboot The Earth Virtual
    The winner is:

    1st Place Winner:
    iBlum App by Arushi Aggarwal.


    Sustainable Energy usage from Farm to Feed and its Impact on Climate     Conservation of Biodiversity for Climate Change

    Hackathon Challenges at the Reboot The Earth Malaysia

    1st Place: MenonLabsby Eshaan Menon

    2nd Place: The FLAZZby Nabila Akhyar

    3rd Place: The Pink Seaweed, by Khor Chin Yeap

    4th Place: Green Gang - AI - Based Smart Forest Surveillance System, by Halim Rahman

    5th Place: BOKTAI - Aeroponic and vertical farming: A tool for sustainable food security, by Muhammad Ku Sukry

    6th Place: ALSET - Food Waste Classifier, by Benjamin Yau

    7th Place: JAKARTA IS SINKING - CYBERFARM, by Arun Kambivalappil

    8th Place: HUMANS of EARTH - Zed: AI against Climate Change, Muhammad Fathy Rashad

    9th Place: Moon -, by Vicky Feliren

    10th Place: BEACRAFT - Crowdsourcing Fraud Catcher, by Anugoon Leelaphattarakij

    RTE Egypt

    Plastic Tracking Systems and Digital Plastic Banks     Climate Change and Agriculture
    @RTE Egypt

    Hackathon Challenges at the Reboot The Earth Egypt
    The winners are:

    1st Place Winner:
    Coders for Environment (G-beetle) by Loay Radwan.

    2nd Place Winner:
    Challengers by Youssef Maher.

    3rd Place Winner:
    IOP by Adel Attia.

    RTE India

    Women + Climate @RTE India

    Hackathon Challenge at the Reboot The Earth India
    The winners are:

    1st Place Winner:
    Project Vistara by Advitya Sood, Vidhu Goel, Shubham, Tanuj and Rohan Wadhawan.

    2nd Place Winner:
    Food Wastage - Women and Climate change by Sujeet Yadav, Riya Gupta, Ishika Garg, Dhruv Garg and Mohit Chachra.

    3rd Place Winner: - A community to Aware, Educate, and Empower Women by Manish Gupta.

    4th Place Winner:
    Empowering women for achieving sustainable climate goals by Rajasekhar Thota, Daniel Joshua Jayaraj, Sagar Mandagi, Pradip Pariyar and Akshay Datta Devkate.

    5th Place Winner:
    Pick-Me dude by Vipin Sharma, Sameer Nasa, Bhavishya Kamboj and Sanchit Chib.

    6th Place Winner:
    Women + Change : A Platform for Women to Earn, Learn and Change by Ansh Walia, Satvik Chachra and Saransh Dawra.

    Open CI Platform

    OpenCI Platform

    Develop an information systems solution that could serve as a platform to enhance the access of localized climate and market information.
    The winners are:

    1st Place Winners:
    MiWeather App: Collective Meteorology. by Meena Lysko, Mpho Mofokeng and Brighton Mabasa.

    Wikilimo: a 'kilimo' tool built by everyone. by Roshni Biswas and Anurag Saha Roy.

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    UNGA Resolutions - Extraction and Elicitation

    UN General Assembly Resolutions: Automatic Information Extraction and Knowledge Elicitation. The winner is:

    1st Place: SANKOFA—Semantic Annotation of Knowledge Featuring Akoma Ntoso. By Monica Palmirani, Fabio Vitali, Silvio Peroni, Aldo Gangemi, Andrea Nuzzolese, Octavian Bujor, Biagio Distefano, Francesco Draicchio, Davide Liga and Francesco Sovrano.

    2nd Place: Open-Source Text Processing with GATE. By Adam Funk, Kalina Bontcheva, Mark A. Greenwood, and Ian Roberts.

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    Develop a form of digital art to illustrate/depict the phenomenon of internal displacement. The winner is:

    1st Place: The Displacement Downtown. By Brendan Lim.

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    #ArmedConflictAnalytics (round2)

    Build a visual dashboard for exploratory analysis of historical data on armed conflicts worldwide. The winner is:

    1st Place: Dashboard for Exploratory Analysis of Historical Data on Armed Conflicts. By Navjot Thind, Ashok Ramlal, Choudhary, Gift Ameh, Dr. Allison Maurer, Dr. Alice Mello, and Dr. Uwe Hohgrawe.

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    Build a tool to analyze the text of Cybersecurity strategies of more than 75 countries to find their commonalities, differences, and key characteristics. The winners are:

    1st Place: Cybersecurity Classification by Machine Learning. By Hao Sun, Leo Lu, Hanson Dong, Erica Xu, and Clark Chen.

    2nd Place: Cyber Security Text Analytics with Machine Learning Methods. By Yanlin Chen, Yunjian Wei, Yifan Yu, Wen Xue, and Xianya Qin.

    3rd Place: Context Aware Analysis of Cybersecurity Strategies. By Luke Lefebure.

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    Help refugees keep track of educational credentials, such as school certifications, and other formal and informal experiences, using Blockchain. The winner is:

    1st Place: Path Foundation. By Ross Jones.

    #HLPFMobile - Make a mobile app for the HLPF.

    The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. We invite individuals and teams to develop a mobile app for this event. The winner is:

    1st Place: HLPF 2018 - Regular App. By Manikandan Chellakani.

    #StatsHistory - Transform United Nations statistical publications into #opendata.

    Use your image recognition, machine learning, and other skills to scrape information from 70 years worth of UN Statistical Yearbooks to create a machine-readable dataset. The winner is:

    1st Place: Assisted Data Extraction. By Mahdi Moqri.

    #Blockchain4Humanity - Use blockchain technology to help combat child trafficking in Moldova.

    This global challenge will result in a detailed concept and project design that could be further enhanced and used by the Government of Moldova for project implementation. The winners are:

    1st Place: ConsenSys Blockchain for Social Impact. By Robert Greenfield, Ben Siegel, Vanessa Grellet, and Ariana Fowler.

    2nd Place: DECENTRALIZED IDs for SELF-SOVEREIGNTY of FUTURE GENERATIONS. By Anastasia Miron, Kaliya Young, Sara Golden, and Tatiana Chicu.

    2nd Place: Anti-Trafficking Information System to prevent minors/children trafficking in Moldova. By Iurie Coroban and Pavel Kudreavtsev.

    3rd Place: Exonum to solve identity problems in Moldova. By Gleb Palienko and Bitfury group.

    #SDGinsights - Using GIS Data To Reveal The Status Of SDGs In The Least Developed Countries

    Combining household survey data with other geo-referenced datasets to provide insights into the status and progress of the SDGs.

    1st Place: Combining water point data and machine learning to predict the potential spatial distribution of specific type or group of drinking-water source/service. By Weiyu Yu, Jim Wright, and Nicola Wardrop.

    2nd Place: Service Gap Identification Tool for SDGs. By Dwitipriya Sanyal.

    3rd Place: World Data Viewer. By David Jeronimo Giraldo Atehortua

    #SciTechMatcher - Build a search & recommendation engine for Science, Technology & Innovation.

    1st Place: United Nations Opportunity Matcher (UNOM) by CKM Pro Bono

    2nd Place: Neuron by Abdulqadir Rashik

    3rd Place: STI online platform by Hongping Zhang, Kun Xu, Yajuan Hou, and Duo Yang.

    #IDETECT - Internal Displacement Event, Tagging and Clustering Tool Challenge

    Every day, thousands of people are forced to flee their homes – yet remain within their home country – as a result of conflict, violence and disasters. Many of these internally displaced people remain invisible, making it more difficult to assist them and help meet their basic needs.

    Join the Internal Displacement Event Tagging Extraction and Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) challenge and help paint a more comprehensive picture of internal displacement by creating a tool that can identify new incidents of internal displacement using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML).

    Submission Deadline: Fri. Apr. 28/17

    » Read the Official Winner Announcement here (English)

    » Read the Official Winner Announcement here (French)

    #UNGAviz - Textual Analytics and Visualization challenge

    Since the first General Assembly gathered in 1946, the UNGA has drafted and passed thousands of resolutions. That’s a high number of documents and many voting records to go through in order to gain information on the intricacies of decisions made on issues affecting a vast amount of people worldwide.

    Join the #UNGAviz challenge to make the UNGA resolutions easier to access and study in a visually appealing format - and by doing that - help the general public to gain deeper understanding on the decisions made by the United Nations.

    Submission Deadline: Tue. Feb. 28/17

    » Read the official winner announcement here.

    #SE4All - MathProg Challenge

    OSeMOSYS (the Open Source energy Modelling SYStem) was created in 2011 by a group of premier institutions to provide analysts and policy-makers with a malleable alternative to existing proprietary software for long-term energy system analysis. It was applied to study how energy systems can evolve to meet the dynamic demands of African and South American countries.

    Do you know GNU MathProg language? We challenge you to join #SE4All - Sustainable Energy for All Unite Ideas challenge and become part of a team of experts enabling OSeMOSYS model to reach its full potential in helping the world in sustainable energy planning.

    Submission Deadline: Sun. Dec. 18/16

    » Read the official winner announcement here (English)

    » Read the official winner announcement here (French)

    » Watch #SE4All Q&A Session on Youtube.


    #Electricity4All Python Challenge

    Help the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, and other partners develop #Electricity4All to give Access to Universal Electricityto over 1.1 billion people. Are you proficient in Microsoft Visual Basic (VBA) and Python? This challenge involves converting the current Electrification model (written in VBA) to a faster, open source language (Python) to significantly decrease running time (currently 50 hours in VBA).

    The winner and the winning solution will receive official recognition and more as detailed in the Prizes and Recognition section.

    Submission Deadline: Sun. May. 15/16

    » Read the official winner announcement here.

    #LinksSDGs - Natural language processing and data visualization challenge

    Help UN personnel automate the parsing of hundreds of pages of publications worldwide to spot the latest research trends on sustainable development.

    Can you build a natural language processing tool that extracts from a sample collection of UN publications all the statements that refer to a relationship between urban development (SDG 11) and all the other SDGs?

    Submission Deadline: Sun. Jan. 31/16

    » Read the official winner announcement here.

    #WSD2015 Data Visualization Challenge

    World Statistics Day (WSD)

    Explore the top finalist visualizations here:

    The final 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report is now available! Help visualize the most successful anti-poverty movement in history. The winner of this Data Visualization Challenge will be announced and showcased during World Statistics Day 2015! A selection of the best visualizations submitted will be displayed on the UN Statistics Division website, as well as on this website and related platforms worldwide.

    Submission Deadline: Sun. Sep. 20/15

    #VisualizeChange: A World Humanitarian Summit Data Challenge

    Explore the top 10 visualizations here:

    Leading up to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, thousands of people worldwide have shared their ideas to reduce human loss and suffering from crisis. Can you help visualize these ideas? The winner will get the opportunity to present their work at the Global Consultation in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2015 and the best visualizations are showcased at related events worldwide (

    Submission Deadline: Sun. Sep. 13/15

    » Read the official winner announcement here.