The UNLEASH India Global Innovation Lab is looking for 125 people between 18-35 years of age with insights into non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Those selected will travel to Karnataka, India to develop innovative ideas for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 3.4: Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.
UNLEASH is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate positive change toward the SDGs by mobilising young talented people in community leadership, problem-solving, and launching social and environmental solutions.
The UNLEASH India Global Innovation Lab NCD Track was developed in collaboration with the World Diabetes Foundation, a long-term partner of UNLEASH. It is one of eight tracks at the event, which will host a total of 1,000 talented youth from around the world.
Truly pressing need
WDF has helped shape the NCD challenges that UNLEASH Talents will address, will provide guidance throughout the week, and will sit on the panel of judges together with other global subject matter experts.
“The World Diabetes Foundation sponsored the health track at the UNLEASH Lab in Singapore in 2018. We are pleased to meet again, this time in India, where the need to address NCDs is truly pressing,” says Anil Kapur, Chairman of the Board of the World Diabetes Foundation.
At the end of the week, participants will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges; top ideas will receive funding and support. After the Lab, participants will have the option to continue developing their solutions and personal development with support from UNLEASH, local mentors, implementation experts, and more.
UNLEASH will cover the costs of flight travel, accommodation, food, curriculum, facilitation, and programme activities for the week.
The application deadline is June 19 at midnight CET.