GHTC 2017 will feature the first Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge.
The United Nations Development Program identified seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The 2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge was developed to focus on Goal 12.3.
Goal 12: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Section 3: Decrease by half the per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
The solution can address any element or issue that relates to Section 3. That includes, but is not limited to, the food supply and production chain including crop production, processing, post-harvest losses, retail distribution, consumer use and lost product.
The project solution can be developed by individuals or by a Solutions Challenge Team. To be eligible to enter the GHTC Solutions Challenge, at least one team members must be an IEEE member in good standing at the time that the entry is submitted.
The competition runs from March 1st, 2017 to September 12th, 2017.