IBM: Call for Code Global Challenge

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Deadline: Jul 31, 2021

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $200,000

Fields of work: Climate Change Resilience Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water Food Access & Hunger Recycling

Applicant type: Individuals, For-Profit Business, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age


What is the Call for Code Global Challenge?

In the Call for Code Global Challenge, you can join the fight against climate change by building and deploying open source solutions in the cloud. By participating, you’ll build critical skills for yourself and your teams and deploy solutions to help communities across the globe.

Built on open source principles, the Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers and problem solvers to form teams and develop solutions that address specific problems in unique, clearly demonstrable ways. The most successful solutions are those scoped to have the greatest community impact with the smallest technological footprint. Last year’s winner Agrolly is a perfect example, with its mobile application to help small farmers better understand what to plant, based on weather patterns and crop characteristics.

Three global focus areas

According to the United Nations, “The impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.” Given the far-reaching and devastating effects of climate change, we have divided the 2021 Global Challenge into three sub-themes:

Clean water and sanitation

Water is the natural resource that is most threatened by climate change and a prerequisite for life on Earth. From intelligent solutions for small farmers to recycling showers, technology can make a significant impact on the availability of water and its consumption.

Zero Hunger

135 million people suffer from acute hunger, with climate change a major contributing factor. Technology can help farmers to grow more crops in areas on the edge of drought or organizations to quickly distribute perishables from small stores to local homeless shelters.

Responsible production and green consumption

Worldwide consumption and production drives the global economy, yet is inextricably linked to the environment. Technology can help in many ways, from recommendations on energy efficiency to highlighting the carbon footprint of purchases we make.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

This page was last reviewed June 23, 2021 and last updated June 23, 2021