The Vision 2030 innovation student competition
In a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you are invited to take part in a competition to create a smartphone app mockup for girls’ education. The app must be suitable for use both in Norway and in developing countries.
Vision 2030 is an initiative that was launched by Foreign Minister Børge Brende, in cooperation with the Minister of Health and Care Services and the Minster of Education and Research, in autumn 2014. Its goal is to find new and innovative ways for Norway to contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN in autumn 2015, with a particular focus on health and education.
For this competition, we invite you to create a smartphone app mockup for girls’ education. The app must be suitable for use both in Norway and in developing countries. More specifically, the app should increase girls’ awareness of their right to decide over their own bodies, whether and when they want to have children, and if so how many and with whom, and it should provide information about their right to choose their own partner or spouse. The app may contain information about available health services and relevant rights, or it may be an educational app with the same objective.
Each app mockup must be designed by a team of three to four students. Interdisciplinarity is important. Participating teams will face dilemmas when designing their mockup. It must contain reliable and useful information, but work well in societies with conservative and traditional attitudes towards girls’ sexuality and reproductive health. (See list of resources.)
The prize for the winning team (a maximum of four students) is a trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015. Included is admission to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and presentation of the app mockup at a side event.
The deadline for entries is 15 February 2015.