Deadline: 1 July 2011
Open to: C:F members between ages 18 and 30
Award: free participation at the Challenge:Future Summit in March 2012
Challenge:Future in cooperation with Baikal International Business School introduces Baikal Water Bank Challenge!
This challenge calls for creative and innovative solutions on how to protect and preserve the unique ecosystem and resources of Lake Baikal, while at the same time using it for the benefit of the world. Get a chance to win a free attendance of Challenge:Future Summit 2012 and other nice prizes, including a beautiful book “Baikal Land” by famous local writer Valentin Rasputin.
Prepare a 5-slide PowerPoint presentation with your proposal outlining a win-win-win solution/business model for efficient use, protection, and development of the unique ecosystem and resources of Lake Baikal. Make sure to rely on challenge resources for more information.
All C:F members between ages 18 and 30 can participate in the challenge. The winner(s) will be required to provide proof about their age in order to be eligible for the awards. No student status is required.
– Submissions: April 21 – July 1
– Community voting: June 15 – July 1
– Judging: July 1 – 10
– Winners announced: July 14
– Participation in Challenge:Future Summit: March 2012
• The winner, selected by the judges, will receive: free participation at the Challenge:Future Summit in March 2012 with possibility to present his/her winning solution, travel costs covered in the amount of up to EUR 600, and free accommodation (co-sponsored by Challenge:Future and Baikal International Business School)
• The second best solution will receive a beautiful book/album “Baikal Land” by famous local writer Valentin Rasputin
• Third, fourth and fifth best solutions will receive a book about Baikal
• Top 3 solutions by votes will receive The Future Book
• How can we promote Lake Baikal and its natural resources and beauty?
• What makes Lake Baikal unique and why should we care to protect and preserve it?
• What business models for wise and efficient use of this ecosystem can be developed without endangering it?
• What can we learn from Baikal and apply to other regions and freshwater resources?