Access to water and sanitation is still out of reach for much of the world.
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and is projected to rise
Every day, 1,000 children die of a preventable water-related disease
Women and children spend 140 million hours a day collecting water
Some 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines
At Enactus, we believe investing in students who take
entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.
The World Water Race recognizes and mobilizes Enactus teams
and their projects that tackle the water and sanitation crisis.
Together, we can make measurable progress towards
addressing Global Goal #6.
Enactus teams around the world will be recognized and rewarded for taking action to generate sustainable, positive impact on water and/or sanitation.
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Top 12 teams:
Whether your Enactus team is exploring an early stage idea or scaling a successful social enterprise--or anywhere in between--we want to know how you are taking entrepreneurial action to address water and/or sanitation challenges. By accepting the call to action, you’ll join a global community of Enactus students, Faculty Advisors and business leaders who believe we can tackle the global water and sanitation crisis.
The World Water Race is open to all registered students on Enactus teams working on water and/or sanitation projects that align with the Enactus Judging Criterion.
Please visit enactus.org/where-we-work/ to see the 36 countries where Enactus currently operates.
Not part of Enactus? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can join.
To enter the Race, create a team and submit an Action Entry between 1 March - 30 April 2018.
Between 1 May and 1 June 2018, participating Race teams will submit Progress Reports to compete for World Water Race Progress Rewards. We want to know how your project is delivering measurable progress towards addressing water and/or sanitation challenges. Progress Reports will be evaluated by water and/or sanitation experts and World Water Race sponsors to determine the strongest projects using the evaluation matrix outlined here. See below for a complete listing of Progress Rewards.
During this phase you will also share your project through a dynamic, 77-second video before 1 June 2018 to be eligible for Progress Rewards. Check out the 77-Second Video Guidelines for details.
The top four Race teams will compete for scaling funding at the World Water Race Impact Competition, which will take place at the Enactus World Cup 2018 in San Jose, California, USA, 9-11 October.
Also during Enactus World Cup, a special collaboration session for the Race will be hosted for select Enactus students, Faculty Advisors and business leaders to discuss shared insights, challenges and positive impact.
Project teams who submit completed Action Entries by the deadline will be eligible to submit a Progress Report and 77-Second Video from 1 May – 1 June 2018 to compete for Progress Rewards.
Steps to submitting your Progress Report:
To be eligible for Progress Rewards, you also must submit the link to your 77-Second Video no later than 1 June 2018 at 17:00 GMT.
See the 77-Second Video Guidelines here. While required to compete for Progress Rewards, videos will not be included in the evaluation process.
Teams who submit a complete Progress Report and 77-Second Video by 1 June 2018 at 17:00 GMT will be eligible to compete for the following Progress Rewards:
Top 12 Teams:
Eligible to receive portion of tech-in-kind from Dell, worth up to $25,000 USD
Invited to collaboration session at Enactus World Cup
Top 4 Teams:
Travel stipend up to $5,000 USD for advancement to Impact Stage at Enactus World Cup
Expert presentation coaching sessions from Roger Love, one of the world’s leading authorities on voice and speech training