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Question Corner: Ask Anything About The Program

We’re thrilled to announce the registration for the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2023 and understand that you may have questions. To ensure everyone is well-informed, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. Additionally, we’ve created a section for you to ask any further queries you may have. Hence, feel free to drop your queries in the “Have More Questions” section.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should be between 18 -30 years old and have the nationality or currently residing in of one of the Southeast Asia countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam​. 

Don’t worry! Everyone from every major is encouraged to apply.

Prepare the documents needed and register yourself at  https://asiaclimatelab.com/updates/call-for-participants-unesco-water-resilience-challenge-2023/ until 13 January 2024. Afterwards, we will keep you informed about the current phase of the competition.

This year’s theme concerns youth action in water, which means any innovative and concrete idea of water resilience applicable to one of the UNESCO-designated sites is welcome!

UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2023 is also heading to the world’s most significant water event: the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) 2024. Read more about the WWF 2024 theme and sub-themes here.

Apply as a team of three to four people. The team should ONLY consist of people living/residing in the same country​. We recommend ensuring gender equality in your team.

You need to be a university student to join the program. Master students are also welcome to join as long as you are under the age of 30.

Certainly! No one is left behind. Do fill the registration form and let us know what disabilities you have. We want to ensure we can accommodate and ensure your safety, first and foremost, also to provide you with a fantastic learning experience.

The potential project location for your idea proposal must be one of the UNESCO-designated sites (can be a Biosphere Reserve, Global Geopark, or Natural World Heritage) in your residing country. One exception is that teams from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and Timor-Leste are allowed to choose locations outside UNESCO-designated sites, as long as it is a natural site.


  • Not all World Heritage Site is Natural, make sure that the World Heritage you choose is a natural site.
  • Natural sites consist of natural areas and water bodies that were slightly or not at all modified by human activities.

Nope. You need to pay nothing to join and participate in any activities within the challenge!

Not necessarily. We will measure it based on your video or essay, anyway. We have high interest and good eyes in picking suitable participants, so don’t be shy and show your enthusiasm in that video or essay! And don’t let the word “fluent” discourage you in any way. Opportunity comes to those who are prepared. Be bold!

Out of 10 countries, five (5) winning teams will be selected. Each team will get 200 USD prize money, 1,000 USD seed money for the implementation phase, and a chance to present and showcase their solution at the 10th World Water Forum 2024 in Bali!

Certainly! Certificate of participations will be given to those who completed the program successfully! The winning team will even have that title attached in their certificate!

Yes, the UNESCO Water Resilience Challenge 2023 program will be conducted fully online.

Feel free to drop your question in the public forum below. Our team will reply to your queries as soon as possible.

Have More Questions? Ask Here!

We encourage you to ask any additional questions you may have about the upcoming program. Our team will be actively monitoring and responding to your queries promptly.


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