at Suva, Fiji

Hosted by Solve, DFAT's innovationXchange, and the University of the South Pacific

Solve-a-thon for the MIT Solve "Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future" Challenge hosted in partnership with MIT Solve, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's innovationXchange, and the University of the South Pacific.

The beginning of the 21st century has been marked by rapid advances in technological innovation—from smartphones and big data to artificial intelligence and machine learning. While new technology can generate jobs and increase labor productivity, it also creates job displacement and widens the skills gap. Today’s generation of young people now face a world in which nearly half of today’s jobs globally—around 2 billion—are at risk of becoming obsolete due to automation and technological advancement in the coming decades.

Do you have an innovative idea or existing project that helps to address this global challenge? Then we want to hear from you.

Join us for an afternoon of ideation, brainstorming, and design thinking on July 11 from 1:30PM - 5:00PM hosted by Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) innovationXchange, and the University of the South Pacific (USP).

*Photo Credit: Adam Schultz

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