As diverse as the people and cultures that form the Impact Week are, as distinct are the challenges of each local community. In Colombia, people with an entrepreneurial mindset are still confronted with social inequality and criminal activities, Rwanda is facing a growing economy, but struggling with an unsuitable infrastructure to support this growth. To allow for a better perception and handling of the various regional problems, we identified overarching topic areas and organised them into tracks.
The agricultural sector is a leading job source in many countries, yet it’s facing a number of massive global challenges, including required production growth or climate change.
The impact of the digital revolution on economies and people‘s lives is huge. Developing countries however often lack the essentials and a national digital strategy to keep up with the progress.
Economic stability and
development are key factors to improve the welfare of a population. However, especially developing countries often lack resources or suitable infrastructures.
Education is a human right and a key factor to reduce poverty, yet many children all over the world still don’t have access to classrooms, trained teachers or a stable education system.
Developing countries often face a poor environmental quality, e.g. in terms of pollution, waste disposal or hygienic water supply, which are highly interlinked with underdevelopment issues.
Many developing countries are facing weak governments, suffering from a lack of financial resources and entrepreneurial zeitgeist, not to even mention corruption or despotism.
Diseases caused by environmental burdens and epidemics like HIV are still widespread, especially in Sub- Saharan Africa, yet people there have no access to health coverage or even medical care.
Security and legal order are essential conditions for sustainable development and self-reliance – first and fore most to protect people’s lives, but also to set the ground for economic development.
Many populations are suffering from social underdevelopment, with poverty, illiteracy or diseases still being widespread – a great risk factor for economic progress and political stability.