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What are the Sustainable development goals?
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
What is Shaping Kolkata?
Shaping Kolkata is a first-of-its-kind competition in Kolkata. We believe that today’s youth is willing to take ownership and lead sustainable development efforts in our city. We’re creating a platform to execute their vision through proper mentoring and support.
Shaping Kolkata is a social enterprise ideathon organised by the Kolkata Hub of the Global Shapers Community—an Initiative of the World Economic Forum. With more than 6,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 376 city-based hubs in 156 countries.
What are we looking for?
We need passionate individuals between the ages of 17-25 to submit their ideas for sustainable development enterprises that could make an impact in Kolkata or West Bengal. If you have an idea that fits one of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, then this is your opportunity.
If your idea seems exciting, we’ll invite you to Pitch weekend in February, where you’ll have a chance to work with experienced mentors and even pitch your ideas to incubators who can fund and support your ideas.
Beyond the competition:
We want to shape your next big idea into a sustainable plan of action. In addition to cash prizes being up for grabs, competition winners will develop an invaluable network of mentors who can guide their entrepreneurial dreams.
The Global Shapers Kolkata Hub is a diverse group of passionate, dynamic young leaders bound together by their commitment to create a better world. To make our city a better place by 2030, the Kolkata Shapers are already on a mission. Through Shaping Kolkata, we’re taking a big step towards empowering the city’s youth to lead high-impact initiatives and become changemakers.