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Spark Change 2021 Delegate Registrations

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Spark Change 2021 Delegate Registrations
Spark Change 2021 Delegate Registrations

Time & Location

16 Oct 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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About the Event

PLEASE NOTE: You only have 400 characters (around 25 words) to answer each application question and 20 minutes. So we would recommend writing your application answers on a separate document first and then copying your answers over.

Spark Change is now an online event going ahead on the 16th of October due to Auckland's Covid Alert Levels, participants will be informed directly as to how the event will operate following their registration.


Spark Change 2021 is a solveathon event for high school students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ignite innovation among rangitahi as a key driver towards achieving these goals. 

As a participant, YOU will get to put your problem-solving skills to the test by developing out-of-the-box solutions to real challenges. Teams are provided with educational material to understand the role of SDGs in our daily lives and a case problem related to an issue in our backyard of Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Pool together your knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking skills with other students to collaborate and craft an exciting presentation of your findings.  You will see how in “a spirit of strengthened global solidarity,” the SDGs along with a happier and healthier future for all are more than UN+Attainable. 

We aim to uphold the tikanga values of manaakitanga (extending compassion), mohiotanga (sharing of information), and kotahitanga (unity) at our event. We also cater to all experience and knowledge levels, so all we need from you is to bring yourself! Previous UN Youth experience is not needed!

Spark Change 2021 Solveathon will be held online on Saturday October the 16th. 

Your team will belong to one of our four rōpū, Peace, People, Prosperity and Planet, each encompassing a group of goals to show the intertwined framework of SDGs.

More information about each of the SDGs can be found at this link

Peace (SDG 16):

Our governing institutions (Parliament, central and local government, and the justice system) play a fundamental role in organising society, distributing power and shaping New Zealand’s future. The SDGs emphasise the importance of strong institutions which are “effective, accountable and inclusive”, and promote peaceful, just societies

People (SDG 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5):

The United Nations is instrumental in encouraging the improvement of human rights and equality around the world, and the SDGs reinforce these ideals. By reflecting upon the principles that guide a just society, we will see how inequality exists, and how it can be reduced. Within the context of achieving global good health and wellbeing, this includes global health issues and considers how New Zealand can improve its own health system.

Prosperity (SDG 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11):

The SDGs aim to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social, and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature. However, trends toward achieving a shared prosperity have largely stalled, as the world struggles with a slowing economy and rising inequality.

Planet (SDG 6, 12, 13, 14 & 15):

At a time when the effects of climate change and environmental exploitation are being felt more and more, it is increasingly important that students are aware of humanity’s impacts on the environment at all scales.

Registrations close on the 11th October at 11:59PM! Don't miss out - register NOW!

For any questions about the event, feel free to contact our Communications Manager Frances Revita at

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