World's Challenge ChallengeWestern University


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Each team will have 5 to 7 minutes to talk about the World’s Challenge you wish to address, using a PowerPoint presentation for visual support. Your presentation should reflect the concepts and principles being discussed through visuals and a limited amount of text. Video and other multimedia files and links are allowed, within the given time allotted.

Please include all references you used for your presentation in the final slide. You do not need to present these.




When preparing for your presentation, please consider the following requirements:

Global Issue

Clearly identify the global issue that your team is addressing. We encourage student teams to consider solutions to any identified global issue or challenge.


Reflect upon the role that your own country or Western countries may have in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.

Reflect upon the role that you, as individuals and local communities, in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.


Present an idea to help address the global issue, using logical and convincing arguments, and including the way local and global communities can collaborate to develop joint solutions.

Implementation Plan

Solutions should include realistic plans for implementation, with consideration for budget, logistics and leadership/collaboration with local partners.

Supporting Evidence

Provide as many statistics and supporting research as possible to both the World’s Challenge and your solution.

Scoring Rubric

On September 25, 2015 at the UN, 193 world leaders adopted the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.