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One Young World Lead2030 Challenge 2019 For Social Innovators

One Young World is thrilled to announce the launch of Lead2030’s second round of challenges. Lead2030 is an initiative to drive progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals – or Global Goals – were agreed upon by 193 countries in 2015. From ending poverty to protecting the oceans, these goals represent an ambitious to-do list to create a sustainable future by 2030.

The Lead2030 challenge was formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, to find, fund and accelerate SDG solutions created by founders under 30.

Supported by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, Lead2030 finds, and funds the most impactful youth-led solutions that are moving the needle on the SDGs.

Prizes And Awards:

The winning solution will receive:

  • A US$50,000 grant.

12 months of mentorship from a team of RB professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:

  • Business strategy
  • Best practices for data collection
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Product design


To be accepted into the challenge, Solutions initiated by the Applicants must be:

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG2 challenge. See ‘Challenge outline’.
  • Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
  • Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase.
  • Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills.
  • Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
  • Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
  • Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.

Areas Of Contest (SDGs):

  • Goal 2: RB. Zero Hunger. How to end hunger by 2030?
  • Goal 3: AstraZeneca. Good Health & Well-being. How do we fight the growing burden on non-communicable disease worldwide?
  • Goal 4: Deloitte. Quality Education. How do we prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity
  • Goal 6: RB. Clean Water & Sanitation. How do we achieve universal access to equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030?
  • Goal 7: BP. Affordable & Clean Energy. How do we increase the share of renewable energy by 2030
  • Goal 9: Standard Chartered. Industrial Innovation & Infrastruture. How can we re-imagine solutions to finance the growth of SMEs and trade to unlock prosperity for the world’s communities?
  • Goal 10: Bristol-Myers Squibb. Reduced Inequalities. How can we reduce inequalities within and among countries?
  • Goal 12: Mondi Group. Sustainable Consumption and Production. How can we turn waste by the packaging industry into raw materials of inherent value?
  • Goal 14: Life under water. How do we conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development?

How To Participate:

Applications for this challenge is primarly done online. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email, but Applicants can check the One Young World website for updates on the challenge.

Join/follow our various online channels for updates:


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Apply Here:

Deadline: 5 January 2020.

Please follow the numbered links below to apply, and do drop us a short Review here >> GOODLUCK!! AND PLEASE SHARE 🙂

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1. Application Portal. Courtesy of: One Young World

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