UNLEASH

UNLEASH Hacks

UNLEASH Hacks are local innovation sprints for young people to address their region’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Hacks are organized by members of the UNLEASH Community and provide participants with the right tools and skills to develop new ideas and solutions with positive local impact.

The Innovation Process

During the Hacks, participants are working with the UNLEASH methodology, based on human-centered design principles. The two-day program zooms in on the following stages of the innovation process:

Problem Framing

Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights

Ideation

Brainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem

Prototyping

Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life

Testing

Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting

Implementing

Planning and launching impactful solutions

Hacks Features

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Localized

UNLEASH Hacks are defined and developed by locals for locals, activating passionate youth, local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively address sustainability challenges they are close to.

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Compact Innovation
Processes

UNLEASH Hacks provide a unique learning opportunity for young people all around the world. The compact program enables participants to explore their creativity and discover tools for developing innovative ideas in just two days!

Community-Led

The Hacks are led by our global network of talented UNLEASH Community members. They organize the Hacks and select pressing local challenges to tackle collectively while gaining leadership skills and spreading innovation tools among local youth.

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Localized

UNLEASH Hacks are defined and developed by locals for locals, activating passionate youth, local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively address sustainability challenges they are close to.

Community-Led

The Hacks are led by our global network of talented UNLEASH Ambassadors. They organize the Hacks and select pressing local challenges to tackle collectively, while gaining leadership skills and spreading innovation tools among local youth.

Compact Innovation
Processes

UNLEASH Hacks provide a unique learning opportunity for young people all around the world. The compact program enables participants to explore their creativity and discover tools for developing innovative ideas in just two days!



Upcoming Hacks

ACCELERATING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT – Pakistan

ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS – India

AFFORDABLE FOOD FOR ALL – Bangladesh

AGRO YOUTH – Gambia

BETTER LIVING – Uganda

BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – Rwanda

BUILDING A RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEM – Zambia

BUILDING COASTAL CLIMATE RESILIENCE – Mumbai

BUILDING RESILIENT CITIES – Lusaka

BUILDING WATER AND ENERGY RESILIENCE – Morocco

CATALYZING CLIMATE ACTION – Pakistan

CLIMATE INNOVATIONS AND RESILIENCE – Nepal

CLIMATE RESILIENT CULTURAL TOURISM PRACTICES – Kampala

CLIMATE RESILIENT URBAN AREAS – Kigali

CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY AND SMART AGRICULTURE – Burundi

CLIMATE, WATER, AND HEALTH – Haiti

DECENT WORK AND SOCIAL PROTECTION – Ghana

DIASPORA EQUITY – Germany

DIGNIFIED AND FULFILLING JOBS – Ghana

FINANCIAL INCLUSION – Cameroon

FOOD WASTE – Serbia

FOSTERING PEACE AND DEMOCRACY – Liberia

GENDER EQUITY AND QUALITY EDUCATION – Rwanda

GENDER HEALTH EQUITY – London

HEALTH FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Burundi

HEALTH FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Tanzania

ICT FOR YOUTH AGRIPRENEURSHIP – Benin

INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH – Ibadan

INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE – Bolivia

INNOVATING FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT – Kumasi

INNOVATING TELEMEDICINE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES – Lagos

INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE – Bulandshahr

ISLAND ECO-INNOVATION – Jamaica

LIFTING UP COMMUNITIES – Libya

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING – Uganda

PROTECTING PEOPLE AND PLANET – Somalia

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND WATER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT – India

TECH FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY – Yemen

TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH LITERACY – Sinai

WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – Guatemala

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT – Malawi

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT THROUGH DIGITAL INNOVATION – Rwanda

Previous Hacks in 2024

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