Student Video Contest

We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century.

Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society.

Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity.


Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, Improving Climate Resiliency. All videos must include:

a) how population growth impacts the issue

b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution

Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:

  • Sustaining Water Systems – Agricultural pollution, aquifer depletion, sanitation infrastructure, waste disposal, modifying waterways (dams, levees), safe drinking water
  • Improving Climate Resiliency – Climate migrants, poor urban planning, extreme weather events, agricultural productivity, disease evolution, global inequity in climate adaptation
  • Ensuring Economic Opportunities – Gender wage gap, global wealth inequality, workers’ rights, poverty cycle, microfinance, green jobs

Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2020.


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