David Maduri

Message from Campus Director


"Our generation is caught in the middle of many challenges. That means that we carry the huge responsibility to ensure that our human race continues to exist. With problems of conflicts, environmental degradation and economic discrimination wiping away the sense of humanity causing involuntary displacement of people all over the world, it is a time to do something. In the middle of all this, we have instead defined ourselves with our national boundaries, religious affiliations, racial identities and other factors that have totally slayed our common definitions of one human race and love. It is no doubt we are on a test as a humanity and most significantly, the current young generation. WE HAVE TO ACT. How will you use one million dollars to restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022? Can you develop a sustainable and scalable social enterprise to change the history of humanity and reawaken the human potential in the challenge of involuntary emigration? We all face this problem in our countries and our world. Your idea can be the next big thing in human history. Join the movement with your team and get a chance to represent EARTH University at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March 2017. This is our chance to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact."


David Maduri
maduridavid@educationhope.org

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The 2017 Challenge

REAWAKENING HUMAN POTENTIAL

building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10million people by 2022

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EVENT DETAIL

The Second General Information Session (English)

Time: 3:15 PM
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Venue: Academico 3-2
Location: N/A
Additional Info: This session will be to explain the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

La Segunda sesión de Información General (Spanish)

Time: 5:15 PM
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Venue: Academico 3-2
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Está sesión será para explicar mas profundamente el desafío de Premio Hult 2017

Team Registration Deadline

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Venue:
Location: N/A

Assignation of Team Mentors.

Time: 5:15 PM
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Venue: Academico 3-2
Location: N/A

Campus Finals

Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Venue: Emory Cooke Auditorium
Location: N/A

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Lagos State University

216 teams registered

2

Government Degree College,Porumamilla

200 teams registered

3

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

181 teams registered

4

National University of Sciences and Technology

133 teams registered

5

Cairo University

108 teams registered

Judges

Ruth María Obando Martínez, MBA
Ruth María Obando Martínez, MBA
General Manager, Grameen Costa Rica
Currently the general manager of the Costa Rican Grameen Association (AGCR), Ruth has a very wide professional experience in the area of social change and others. Other than her renowned success in micro-finance, she is experienced also in business management, products, markets and strategic planning. Other than her current commitments at AGCR, she is also a consultant of BICC Panamá, Omtrix Consultant for Latin America based in Costa Rica, Banex Business and Credit Manager and Vice-General Manager of the Nicaraguan Bank of Industry and Commerce.
Pedro León Azofeifa, Ph. D.
Pedro León Azofeifa, Ph. D.
President, Costa Rican Academy of Science
Former member and President of the Board of the Organization for Tropical Studies (an international consortium of Costa Rican and US universities). Currently in the Board of Directors of EARTH University and President of CAATEC Foundation, an advisory think tank on scientific progress in Costa Rica. He is also a member of the boards of Institute of Biodiversity and of CIENTEC, a small foundation involved in science education, as well as the Nectandra Institute. He has a long career in biology and has published over 60 scientific papers with colleagues. Initiated he initiated molecular mapping in Mary Claire King´s lab at the University of California, Berkeley during a sabbatical leave in 1988 supported by a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Pedro has also been involved, ad honorem, with the environmental movement in Costa Rica, and the National Park´s Foundation since early on 1980s. In 1995 the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C. awarded him with the "George Burch Fellowship" and in 1996 one of the largest local newspapers, La Nación, awarded him the Ancora Price in Science. In 2005, the Institute of Hispanic Culture named him “Distinguished Costa Rican citizen” of the year. Pedro is a member of the Costa Rican Academy of Sciences since its creation in 1991, a foreign associate since 1998 of the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL) and of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States since 2005. In 2015 he was elected President of the Costa Rican Academy of Science.
Victor M. Villalobos, Ph. D.
Victor M. Villalobos, Ph. D.
Director General, IICA
Dr. Víctor M. Villalobos is a Mexican professional, specialized in agriculture and natural and genetic resources. He possesses a solid professional prestige and is widely known in the countries of the region for the accumulation of activities that he has carried out. Dr. Villalobos has also been involved with international technical cooperation organizations. He served as Director of the Agriculture Division of the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and also as Chair of the Board of Directors of CATIE. As a researcher he has promoted the development of agricultural biotechnology as a tool for increasing agricultural production and food security in Mexico and the world. He has published two books as the main author: Contribution of Tissue Cultivation to Plant Breeding and Conservation (1982, in Spanish, English and French) and Transgenics: Opportunities and Threats (2007). He is also the author of more than 70 scientific articles in journals and chapters in books of international prestige. Dr. Villalobos has coordinated projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America as the Senior Biotechnology Officer at FAO-Rome between 1995 and 1997. As Director General of IICA, Dr. Villalobos has privileged, among other things, the preparation of young professionals to face the new challenges of agriculture, implementing, with the support of the Government of Mexico, a program of postgraduate scholarships for students from Latin American and Caribbean countries. Dr. Villalobos has received important distinctions and acknowledgments for his contributions to science and academia. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry since 2004 and has been a Doctor Honoris Causa of CATIE since 2004. He has also been a member of the high-level advisory group of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and member of the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC-Mexus).
Isabel Gutierrez-Montes, Ph. D.
Isabel Gutierrez-Montes, Ph. D.
Academic Program of Development Practice And Conservation, CATIE
Until 1998 she worked in the Central American region on sustainable development projects. Between 1999 and 2000 he worked at CIAT-Colombia coordinating the Eco regional Network for Tropical Latin America (REDECO). He has extensive experience with the application of the Community Capital Framework with emphasis on the relationships of human communities and the environment. In 2005, he joined CATIE where he has held various positions, including Leading MAP Mesoamerican Agro-Environmental Program, coordination of the Mesoamerican MAP Agro-Environmental Program, Academic Coordinator of the Master in Environmental Socioeconomics, Specialist in Social Sciences: Specialist in Gender and Social Equity. Since 2012 has been incorporated as a specialist in Gender and Social Equity and scientific coordinator of Academic Program of Development Practice And Conservation (PAPDC). Her interests are in understanding the interrelation and interdependence that exists between healthy communities and a healthy environment.

Organizing Committee

In a few short years, the Hult Prize has become one of the most prestigious student competitions in existence today, offering teams unparalleled opportunities and resources. With the goal of educating and engaging students at its core, this truly international prize has created a platform to support the launch of social enterprises that are tackling seemingly intractable global challenges.

David Maduri

David Maduri

Campus Director

Yoselyn Charlyn Masís

Yoselyn Charlyn Masís

Public Relations and Events coordinator

Maddalena Bettoni

Maddalena Bettoni

Facilities and Teams coordinator

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