Global Design Challenges

After considering and clustering all the Scenario Cards the St Paul’s School World School Team has identified five (5) issues which will become the Global Design Challenges (GDC) you will work with from this point forward. 

Each country will be allocated 2 Global Design Challenges (GDC) which will be the basis of your Country Presentation. The GDC may in some way link to the Scenario Cards that have been submitted. The allocations can be found below in this section. Below are the five (5) Global Design Challenge (GDC) Statements

A Reminder of the Presentation Requirements

Each Country’s Delegation will deliver a 10 minute presentation which will summarise and address the following:

Brief introduction of your Country. (1-2min)

This should be VERY brief, no more than 2-3 slides. We would prefer to keep this presentation on the items outlined below. Instead, please use your Country Booth to introduce your country/region in more detail.

Students are to present their Insights within the presentation which details their response to their allocated Global Design Challenges. (no more than 6-8min)

Each Country’s delegation is to consider the 2 Global Design Challenges allocated by the World School Seminar Team and present their understanding from their Country’s perspective. These insights should be based upon the 8 Futures of Food & Water criteria (or other criteria you may have identified within your research) to begin to outline some ideas in the way we could move forward concerning each of the global/regional problems, needs or issues identified. We are not looking at definite solutions here just ideas on how your country may (or could) be moving forward with this issue. Remember this is looking at these  2 Global Design Challenges from your Country’s specific perspective. Depending on the allocated Global Design Challenge, you may be able to draw upon previous research as a means of providing your country perspective. This may come from the research booklet, data from the survey, etc.

8 Futures of Food and Water Criteria
  • Maintain health and nutritional values.
  • The cost of food and water.
  • Time in producing, purchasing, preparing and consuming food and water.
  • Respecting ethical, historical and traditional values.
  • Universal access to food and water with ever growing populations.
  • Maintain quality (of food & water) with growing populations.
  • Environments, places and spaces for food and water.
  • Quality and supply is sustainable.
Presentation Requirements
  • To be developed using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Carefully restrict your presentation to the 10 minute or less. If you go over your time limit you will be using the time of other schools. Expect strict time enforcement. Please practice and time your presentation before you come.
  • You must present your perspective on each global/regional problem, need or issue. (approximately 1 minute on each)
  • Write key words only on the slides, never full sentences. The audience doesn’t have time to both read and listen. 
  • Your presentation must be compatible to Windows PowerPoint 2013 and must not require internet access. Unfortunately, there have been problems with presentations made on Macs and pictures in unknown formats.
  • A video may be used within the PowerPoint presentation. This video is to be no more than 2 minutes in length and should be one that the delegates have created.
  • Bring your PowerPoint on a memory stick (USB). We will collect your PowerPoints on the first full day of the Forum.
  • We would like to ask that before they leave for the WSIF that they submit a PDF version of their presentation to the
Global Design Challenge (GDC) Allocation
Country Region School Allocated GDC
Canada Montreal TRAFALGAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 4 Commercialisation 3 Agriculture
China Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China PUI CHING MIDDLE SCHOOL 5 Sustainable Access 1 Health Risks
China Jiangsu SUZHOU(SOOCHOW) UNIVERSITY 2 Waste 3 Agriculture
England Kent INVICTA GRAMMAR SCHOOL 4 Commercialisation 3 Agriculture
Finland Vantaa SOTUNKI UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL 3 Agriculture 2 Waste
France Nantes LYCÉE SAINT-JOSEPH DU LOQUIDY 4 Commercialisation 3 Agriculture
Germany Rheine KOPERNIKUS GYMNASIUM 2 Waste 1 Health Risks
India Chennai PSBB: PADMA SESHADRI BALA BHAVAN SCHOOL 5 Sustainable Access 3 Agriculture
Indonesia Jakarta SMA KANISIUS 5 Sustainable Access 3 Agriculture
Italy Busto Arsizio I.T.E. ENRICO TOSI 3 Agriculture 1 Health Risks
Korea Seoul YANG CHUNG HIGH SCHOOL 5 Sustainable Access 1 Health Risks
New Zealand New Plymouth NEW PLYMOUTH BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL 2 Waste 1 Health Risks
Romania Iasi COSTACHE NEGRUZZI NATIONAL COLLEGE 4 Commercialisation 1 Health Risks
Russia Vladivostok FAR EASTERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY 4 Commercialisation 2 Waste
South Africa Pretoria ST ALBAN’S COLLEGE 5 Sustainable Access 2 Waste
Sri Lanka Colombo ROYAL COLLEGE 4 Commercialisation 2 Waste
Thailand Bangkok KHEMA SIRI MEMORIAL SCHOOL 5 Sustainable Access 1 Health Risks
USA Tennessee LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 4 Commercialisation 1 Health Risks
Australia Queensland ST PAUL’S SCHOOL 5 Sustainable Access 4 Commercialisation