Social Entrepreneurship Competition

CADENA Initiative

Idea Competition

CADENA Initiative is a competition for middle-schoolers, where they find innovative solutions to prevent and/or better assist vulnerable communities in disasters.

Young teenagers between 12 and 15 years old from 10 countries propose a project to prevent or respond in a better way to a disaster and, along with their schools, develop the idea to present it to the public and judges.

Promoting skills such as research, analysis and problem solving, young people have surprised us with great ideas to support vulnerable communities. The winning idea is developed by CADENA.

CADENA Initiative offers a forum for all creative minds involving schools, students and parents alike, with the purpose of building a better World in a proactive way.

CADENA Initiative

EVALUATION CRITERIA

PREPARATION AND PLANNING

OBJECTIVITY

VIABILITY

ADDED VALUE

CREATIVITY

GLOBAL IMPACT

  • 10 Countries

  • 19 Cities

  • 41 Schools

  • 480 Projects

  • 1,435 Students

Un grupo de jóvenes ganadores de Iniciativa CADENA 2019 posa para una fotografía con Benjamín Laniado, Presidente de CADENA.

WINNERS

2019

S.A.L.V.A.S.

S.A.L.V.A.S., or Pre- Earthquake Automated Life Locating System ( Sistema Automatizado Localizador de Vidas Antes de Sismos), is a device that counts how many people enter a certain place. In the event of an earthquake, people outside can see how many victims are trapped inside.

Costa Rica · Instituto Dr. Jaim Weizman

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