These will formulate two competitions which will culminate in a digital showcase for Tolerance Planet and a Film Festival for Tolerance Media. As tolerance and coexistence are closely related concepts to sustainability, the interaction between them can be fruitful in achieving sustainable and thriving societies while incorporating the visions and legacy of the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan.
Registrations are open until the end of March 2024. Online sessions will be recorded and made available for asynchronous viewing. Applicants should ensure they have caught up with all online sessions prior to the working sessions
Tolerance Planet leverages the concept of biomimicry. Biomimicry is an innovative approach that seeks to emulate nature's time-tested patterns and strategies to find sustainable solutions to human challenges. By studying nature's designs and processes, it helps in developing new materials, technologies, or processes that can contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious co-existence between humans and the natural world
This initiative encourages students to observe nature and draw inspiration for solving real-world problems. Students will be asked to solve one of the following challenges:
Tolerance Media utilizes the power of Apple technology. Using iPhone, students are provided with tools and resources they need to create impactful narratives. Through Tolerance Media, students are not only equipped with the knowledge for film-making but are also provided with a platform to explore and express ideas central to tolerance, sustainability, and cultural coalescence, mirroring the broader objectives of the Tolerance without Borders initiative. Students will be asked to create a short film or documentary inspired by one of the following themes:
Projects are judged on rubrics based on the following success criteria:
Teams should formulate a maximum of four members and be multidisciplinary. It is beneficial to have team members from at least one of the following disciplines: