UN SDG Action Campaign Joins The Global Hack Team To Beat COVID-19 With Creative Solutions


The UN SDG Action Campaign is inviting solutions creators from every corner of the world to participate in the upcoming biggest hackathon that has ever been held. Together with the organizers – the Hack the Crisis movement community, EU commission and Ideo and many more – the Campaign is calling for 1 million problem solvers to join #TheGlobalHack from 7 – 12 April 2020 and harness the positive power of solidarity and coordinated action to tackle this global challenge together. 

COVID-19 is the greatest challenge that the world has faced since the formation of the United Nations. It is also a very unique situation as the whole world is tackling the same problem at once, together. Creative and transformative solutions are needed to respond to the speed, scale and severity of the pandemic, as well as its societal and economic disruptions. The series of national hackathons, which are currently being organized around the world, provide the collaborative environment to create, test and validate solutions through rapid prototyping. The Global Hack will amplify this potential by featuring different tracks that will focus on finding solutions to a variety of the most pressing global issues, aligned to key SDG areas of focus.