GFN Challenge : Using Technology To Lift The Game

The Good For Nothing (GFN) challenge brings together a myriad of people all over the world (we are talking about developers, designers, organisers, strategic thinkers and creatives) who want to make a difference with their passion for technology and innovation.

Photo Credits: GFN Challenge Cambodia

Photo Credits: GFN Challenge Cambodia

The structure was simple: get together in groups of five, and solve a specific and well-defined problem for a local organisation. Following an week’s timeframe, each day will see a selected local or international participant share their thoughts on a specialist topic during the “lunch and learn” sessions. On the last day of the GFN challenge, all teams will present the results of their work.

Teams are encouraged to make full use of all their resources, whether it is manpower or technological solutions. The outcome of the challenge is more than any physical keepsake. In fact, there will be a significant boost of talent to address a problem outside of business restrictions, a gateway to uncovering specialist and undocumented knowledge from entrepreneurs who are used to achieving outcomes on a shoestring budget, and helpful support beyond the challenge from all the global professionals present. At the root of it all, you will be able to form a knitted group of solutions to elevate professional practices.

Following a successful launch last year, this year’s event started on 31st March 2014 and saw teams once again working together with the main team from New Zealand, who previously dipped their hands into social causes such as the ICT project, Social Entrepreneur Project, and World Education plans.

This Sunday, 6th April 2014, will mark the end of the challenge and bear witness to the entire work process and final solutions. Embodying an international movement in itself, we encourage you to join the event’s finale to strengthen the social enterprise sector and enrich yourself with the display of entrepreneurship.

Presentations will take place from 12pm onwards at the Development Innovation Lab. Development Innovations is located on #296, St. 271, Sangkat Toul Tompong 2, Khan Chamkarmon. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here to see a map.

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