Impact of Climate Change at Coastal Villages


In South-East Asia, 70% of the population live within coastal areas. Malaysia has the 29th longest coastline globally, with over 10% of the population living directly within 5km of the coast.

Presently, coastal managers and inhabitants are facing changes in these vulnerable coastal areas, which are threatened by multiple human stressors such as overexploitation resource use, unsustainable land use, and land-based or sea-based pollution.

The primary concern for coastal communities includes coastal erosion, flooding, saltwater intrusion and inundation. These may destroy critical infrastructure & property, reduce fisheries production and threaten conservation efforts for organisms & coastal ecosystems. Multidisciplinary and sustainable approaches include using AI, IoT, Cloud and enhanced visualisations or insights from other sectors, including entrepreneurship or social innovators, besides co-creating with the communities themselves.

Successful Hackathon teams commonly consist of designers, technologists, project managers, and content experts to showcase innovation for the betterment of local communities.

All submissions will be evaluated by experts, and winning teams have an opportunity to receive further training and funding for an upcoming international Hackathon at the end of 2022.

Mentoring & coaching during a 5-day Global Challenge competition
Build game-changing ideas - combat climate change!
Are you eligible?
Who Can Join?​

Are you eligible?

Enrolled as full-time/part-time student in UNIMAS

Aged 18-35 years old

Passionate about Climate Change issues

Keen to connect with local communities

Eager to work in a multi-disciplinary team

What Can You Expect?

What Can You Expect?

56 hours of collaborating in multidisciplinary teams

4 weeks of creative problem-solving

2 days of interactions with a local coastal community

Timeline & Important Dates

Timeline & Important Dates



Win RM3000 worth of prizes!

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