Thematic Districts

    Wanted: Pioneering projects to solve the world’s biggest challenges

    How Expo 2020 Dubai is shedding light on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

    Are you working on a development project showing real results in improving the lives of others and helping to create a better future for us all?

    If so, Expo 2020 Dubai would like to share your efforts with the world.

    As part of its Global Best Practice Programme, the next World Expo is set to showcase projects that are successfully addressing any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of aims to improve life across the globe by 2030.

    Under the theme ‘Small Steps, Big Leaps: Simple Solutions for Sustainable Impact’, the programme welcomes projects being delivered by governments, businesses, international organisations, academia, communities and individuals around the world.

    We are looking for simple but effective ideas, such as providing mobile toilet facilities for nomadic communities, or a digital banking app to empower the financially illiterate.

    Projects must be easily implemented and provide tangible solutions to the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating poverty and hunger to ensuring clean water and sanitation, peace and justice.

    We would love to hear your ideas. Remember, successful applicants will be able to showcase their work to millions of visitors on a global stage at Expo 2020, propelling further action and even greater results.

    Expo 2020 promises to contribute to a sustainable future, helping educate and empower people to make a change in their lives and their communities and promoting social innovation and action to create a positive impact.

    By showcasing pioneering development solutions, Expo 2020’s Global Best Practice Programme is set to make this a reality for everyone.

    A jury will evaluate and select projects for the programme, including representatives from the Bureau International des Expositions (the governing body of World Expos), the University of Cambridge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and multiple agencies from the United Nations.

    Apply now
    • calendar 15 Aug 2019
      Expo Story
      Expo 2020 to be “the best edition yet”, says HH Sheikh Mohammed

      HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai expresses his satisfaction after inspecting the site

      Read More
    • calendar 06 Aug 2019
      Expo Story
      See Expo’s Emergency Centre

      Take a look around Expo 2020’s standard-setting Emergency Centre

      Read More
    • calendar 04 Aug 2019
      Expo Story
      Shekhar Kapur shares his Expo excitement

      The cinema great and Expo 2020 advisor discusses his passion for the World’s Greatest Show

      Read More
    • calendar 23 Jul 2019
      Expo Story
      Expo prepares for blockchain bonanza

      Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the multi-day expo and summit at the world-class exhibition centre co-located with Expo 2020

      Read More