Create a brighter
future for all!
Create a brighter
future for all!

Create a brighter future for all

Wageningen University & Research is inviting students from around the world to develop an innovative, nature-based perspective for one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the world, the Bangladesh delta region. Can you visualize the potential of nature-based solutions to respond to the biggest challenges of the 21st century: climate change and biodiversity loss?

Join the Challenge to learn more about nature-based solutions, grow professionally and make friends for life. This experience will boost your career and empower you to create change!

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Working together to make a difference!

At Wageningen University & Research top scientists and students from all over the world join forces to work on projects that make a difference to the quality of life. With a focus on climate change and biodiversity loss, we are committed to harnessing the potential of nature-based solutions.

WUR experts have been actively engaged in this field for over two decades and have successfully pioneered numerous projects that have influenced policy and paved the way for large-scale implementation, both within the Netherlands and internationally. Nature-based Challenge is an unique initiative of Wageningen University & Research giving students from all over the world an opportunity to work on this important topic.

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Upcoming Events

Grand Finals

@ 13.00-16.30 CEST | Omnia, WUR Campus | On 29 November 2023, 62 teams worldwide joined the Nature-based future Challenge. After two selection rounds eleven teams remain in the game. What are their ideas? Who will win the 9000 EUR jury award? And how do ideas developed in the Challenge contribute to creating better future for Bangladesh and our planet?Join the Grand Finals to find answers to those questions, get inspired and meet bringht and motivated minds from all over the world!Special guest will be H.E. Ambassador of Bangladesh M. Riaz Hamidullah and Tim van Hattum. Programme:13.00-14.00 Networking market14.30-16.30 Award Ceremony16.30-17.30 DrinksRegister here for live attendence or here for on-line attendence. 

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News

Nature-based Future Challenge: expert coaches help students to dream pragmatically

Industry experts coach each team competing in the Nature-based Future Challenge. Specialists in ecology, landscape architecture, international governance, and all the other aspects of nature-based solutions lend their insight to help the student te...

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Nature-based Future Challenge: ‘The best teams tackle the problems at their source’

After the first selection moment, twenty student teams remain to compete in the Nature-based Future Challenge and envision a nature-positive future for the Bangladesh River Delta. Two members of the selection committee explain what set these teams ...

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More than 700 students worldwide envision a nature-positive future for Bangladesh

Visualize a future in which nature and humans work together to mitigate the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. That is the Nature-based Future Challenge. Students from all over the world will compete with their vision for a nature-positive future for ...

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Organizers

Our Impact Partner

FFAR

Our Impact Partner

FFAR