Global Outlook 

Did you know that food security is a major global challenge for all countries, both developed and underdeveloped? We face a number of challenges across both production and consumption which needs to be tackled and solved.

We need urgently to find solutions to challenges related to food security and raise awareness so that consumers will make conscious and well-informed decisions

Partnership is a key pillar in the government work model, and we will work with relevant local and international entities to draft a framework that will help us achieve mutual interests and support our food and water sector

H.E. MARIAM AL MHEIRI

UAE’s MINISTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT

As consumers, we need to make more informed choices for our health and the planet’s health. This is a call to schools and school students to propose, present, and run campaigns for a better diet for the planet and people.

Can you come up with solutions to challenges related to food security and raise awareness so that we are well equipped to make conscious and well-informed decisions in the future?

CATEGORY 1: Ugly but Tasty (Food waste and loss)

How can we save food wasted today? Help us save unattractive fruits and vegetables. They might be ugly, but they’re tasty, nutritious and healthy!

  • Globally a stunning 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year - an amount equal to the weight of 217 million elephants! In the region, we waste 100-150 kg of food per person at home
  • Among that perfectly edible, tasty fruits and vegetables that are discarded for their not-perfect appearance on farms, in markets and stores and at our homes.
  • Learn more about food loss and waste:here

CATEGORY 2: Eat Local

How can we encourage people to choose local products?

  • Local food doesn’t have to travel as far as food from faraway places to arrive on your plate. This contributes to improving our carbon footprint. See what is carbon footprint and how to reduce it
  • Meat and dairy industries create 14.5% of total man-made greenhouse emissions. Production of meat worldwide causes twice the pollution of production of plant-based foods. Learn more from this short video here

CATEGORY 3: Meatless Monday (Plant based diet)

How can we reduce animal-sourced food to improve the carbon footprint of food production and make the plant-based diet more popular? Help us make a transition to a healthier and more sustainable diet by cutting animal-based products?

  • Meat and dairy industries create 14.5% of total man-made greenhouse emissions. Production of meat worldwide causes twice the pollution of production of plant-based foods. Learn more from this short video here
  • It also destroys forests to make way for pasture and for growing food for cattle.

CATEGORY 4: Labels Savvy (Consumer Awareness)

How can we empower people to make better food choices?

  • Labels are good sources of finding information about our food. Learn how to read labels here
  • Labels can also be sources of information about sustainability of a food product. Learn how it can be done here
  • Teams of 2-6 students with a school coordinator or with a teacher coordinator.
  • Students must be at least 12 years old. School must be present in the UAE.
  • Project, educational, capacity building activation aimed at enhancing visibility and awareness about issues related to one of the challenge categories.
  • It can be a school or community campaign.
  • Visual materials (poster/ billboard) or video
  • Poster/billboard shall be maximum 5 MB and shall be shared via the submission form. Video shall be maximum 5 minutes long and shall be uploaded on YouTube (a link will be provided in the submission form)
  • All submissions are to be prepared and presented in English
  • Alignment to the competition objective and brief, including one or more of main categories - Qualifying Criteria of answering the challenge brief YES/NO (no - disqualified)
  • Potential Impact - What difference would/did the campaign make? 1-5
  • Feasibility - How likely is your to be successful?If implemented, why was it successful?? 1-5
  • Scalability - Can your campaign be run on a larger scale? 1-5
  • 10 Additional points will be given to campaigns that were implemented during the challenge.
  • 10 finalist teams will be invited to present their solution during the Award Ceremony at the Food for Future Summit & Expo (23 or 24 February 2022).
  • After finalists present their solutions, the panel of judges will select winners of the challenge.
  • What is the maximum number of students that can be listed per team? Teams of 4-6 students with a school coordinator or with a teacher coordinator. Students must be at least 12 years old.
  • Submission eligibility: Alignment to the competition objective and brief, including one or more of main categories - Qualifying Criteria of answering the challenge brief YES/NO (no - disqualified)
  • What kind of documentation is needed? Are there any limitations? Video, visual materials (poster or billboard) or PPT presentation. Video shall be maximum 5 minutes long, PPT presentation shall contain maximum 5 slides.
  • What’s the size of the project that we need to submit? Video, visual materials (poster or billboard) or PPT presentation. Video shall be maximum 5 minutes long, PPT presentation shall contain maximum 5 slides.
  • Does the presentation need to be timed? The presentation for finalists is limited to 3 minutes
  • Can we come to the event even if we don’t make it to the final selection? Yes, the event will be open to everybody and full of workshops/activities on food security. (Programme for youth, where will it be available?)
  • Where will the final be held? The final event will be held at Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC) located at Expo2020.
  • Still not clear with submission criteria or deadlines? Feel free to contact us on ewa@goumbook.com
  • DEADLINE : 13th February 2022

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