Friday early evening, the spacious rooms of the International Trade Centre were buzzing with the chatters of students. As organisers were registering participants, representatives from international organisations around Geneva were mingling in the diverse crowd. All were getting ready for the Kickoff Event of the 2016 Collaborate for Social Impact.
Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI) is an experiential program that challenges students to answer real-life problems identified by international organisations. This year, GMAP is proud to be one of the challenge-setters for the 2016 C4SI. The team of GMAP had quite a puzzle for the students: What measurements of success did they think GMAP should be using to evaluate the short-term, medium-term, and long-term impacts of their work?
After the event, GMAP met with the team of three graduate students who will seek to find innovative ways of measuring the impact of gender and diversity inclusive action. Assisted by mentors, the students will embark on a ten-week long process in which they will attempt to design a solution for the challenge. The results of their time, energy, and innovative thinking will be presented on November 24th, where they will present their solutions to the issue in front of all the other teams and challenge-setters.
GMAP looks forward to working closely with the group and to seeing what new ideas they bring to the table!