Misk Fellowship Annual Competition

SDG Challenges

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The Misk Fellowship Annual Competition is designed to empower Misk fellows to contribute to the development of Saudi Arabia.

This year’s competition will focus on Sustainable Development Goals challenges in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Planning, UNDP, and Bain & Company.

SDGs challenges were designed in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Planning to address national priorities, specifically regarding Saudi Arabia’s standing within SDGs.

Misk fellows will be invited to work alongside world-class institutions (Ministry of Economy and Planning, UNDP, and Bain & Company) to solve national SDGs challenges and create lasting impact.

Why should you participate?

Give back to Saudi Arabia by contributing to a national priority that is identified by the Ministry of Economy and Planning

Solve national priorities as outlined by the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals

Gain direct access to coaching and training by Bain & Company, one of the top three management consulting firms in the world

Gain national exposure and recognition

Network and connect with industry leaders and experts

The opportunity to earn professional development awards



How can we reduce women and youth unemployment?

How can we prevent crisis and increase our resilience?

How can we increase the quality of education in Saudi Arabia and have more resilient educational system?

How can we have healthier society?


How can we reduce the food loss and waste in KSA?


How can we adopt more sustainable energy consumptions?

How can we make the agriculture water usage and management in KSA more sustainable?

How can we promote renewable energy in Saudi Arabia?


How can we engage the Saudi Society with SDGs and increase their awareness?

How can we enhance our data management, monitoring and reporting?




If I register for this the competition, is it mandatory to participate in all stages?

Yes. By registering you are committing to participate and be present for all stages.

Can anyone participate in this competition?

No. Participation is by invitation only and is restricted to Misk Fellows.

Can I submit my application by email?

No. All applications must be submitted through the shared link in the invitation.


What are the most important dates I should keep in mind?

The following are key dates and milestones:

  • 31 July 2020: This is the last day to submit your application (Registration Closes at 23:59)
  • 18-20 August 2020: All participants will be required to attend a (three-day) Virtual Bootcamp. Teams will receive training and begin working on their solutions.
  • 9 October 2020: Deadline to submit all final  deliverables
  • 18 October 2020: Competition day! Teams will present solutions before a judging committee and 3 winners will be announced.

Will I be required to attended physically at any of the stages?

No. All engagements will be conducted virtually.


Please note that participation in this competition is restricted to Misk Fellows only. If you have received an invitation and you are interested to participate kindly complete the application below. The application deadline is July 31, 2020 at 23:59.