Design4SDGs Design Challenge

Design4SDGs Design Challenge

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New for Bett 2023

The Design4SDGs design challenge is a UK-wide competition for students aged 9-14, and was created to promote big thinking and innovative ideas on a large scale to help provide solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to drive grassroots innovation in schools, and will allow students to showcase their solutions and ideas using four key skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Communication

The challenge will ask students to imagine solutions for today’s problems to help tomorrow’s world across three unique design challenges based on three of the SDGs:

  • SDG3 - Good Health & Well-being
  • SDG4 - Quality Education
  • SDG13 - Climate Action

Students will work on their projects in school from October and submit their final project at the end of February for judging. Finalists will be asked to pitch their projects onstage to a panel of judges in front of all participating schools at an exciting live final at Bett UK (London ExCeL) on 31 March 2023. Winners will receive a coveted Design4SDG trophy and exclusive prizes from our challenge partners!

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Good Health
& Well-being

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“Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages is essential to sustainable development.”

Quality
Education

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“Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.”

Climate
Action

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“Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.”

The challenge:

  • Improving reproductive, maternal and child health
  • Reduction of infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • Mental health
  • Environmental risks
  • Health systems and funding

The challenge:

Can you develop an idea to promote living a healthier lifestyle for your age group?

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The challenge:

  • Ensure a minimum basic standard of education worldwide irrespective of gender

The challenge:

Can you develop an idea to promote schools in the UK to connect with schools in developing countries?

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The challenge:

  • Heatwaves, droughts and floods caused by climate change
  • Pushes world leaders to agree to reducing emissions and minimizing global temperatures
  • Being adaptative to climate-related hazards and natural disasters

The challenge:

Can you develop a climate action campaign to educate the public about the importance of climate change?

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How does this link with Bett’s ESG initiatives?

Read more about Bett’s ESG Initiatives here!

Where did the inspiration for the Design4SDGs design challenge come from?

In 2015 the UN introduced the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - 17 goals to help tackle some of the world's greatest issues such as poverty, sustainability and climate change. A year later, Evo Hannan, a design educator teaching in Dubai, introduced a range of projects to his students to inspire them to think big and innovate to help create solutions for the SDGs. This later became known as Design4SDGs. Design4SDGs is now promoting big thinking and innovative ideas on a larger scale to provide new, and promote existing, solutions for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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