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GraSPP Policy Challenge（GPC）is a new initiative at GraSPP, in which Japanese and international students collaborate and seek to improve their team-building and policy-making skills. Participants are tasked with responding to pressing real-world policy challenges as a group, and with designing policies and proposals in response to those challenges.
All GraSPP students are strongly encouraged to apply. Finalist groups will be ultimately invited to present at the GPPN Student Conference hosted by SIPA, Columbia University, New York in February 2018.
GPPN partners and their student groups will develop creative technology and policy solutions to challenges around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students would be invited to produce either short applied concept papers or applied projects. Students from each partner university will have the opportunity to apply to present a project/idea before the deans and students from GPPN schools, as well as special invited guests.
You will be tasked to develop creative solutions around the below core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being
- SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities – making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production – ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns to encourage innovation across sectors (e.g. water, energy, food, ending hunger, nutrition, extractive industries, transport systems, climate change, etc.)
- SDG 13: Climate Action – taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Please apply individually through the online form by 1 November. Each student will be assigned into a group considering the themes and nationality etc. Announcement of the working groups will be made by 6 November.
You can register this initiative as a Case Study course ”GraSPP Policy Challenge I” in A2 term. Those who submit a policy proposal or prototype of quality by the deadline (31st January) will earn 2 credits.
*For more information on the course, please check the course syllabus.
Contact: GraSPP International Affairs Office: firstname.lastname@example.org