National and Global Rounds
Global Compact Local Networks are hosting country-level SDG Pioneers programs this year to seek out individuals locally who will then compete in a global round. The country-level programs will take place from 3 April 2023 to 15 May 2023 before the global round, which will take place from May to August 2023.
Local Networks are allowed to only recognize 1 (one) SDG Pioneer who will continue to the Global Round.
The judging process for local rounds consists of an internal review and an external review. The internal review will be conducted by the Global Compact Network South Africa based on pre-determined judging criteria by the UN Global Compact. Five successful candidates will be chosen from this step to move onto the external review.
This round of review will be conducted by an External Review Committee consisting of a government official, GCNC board members, and leaders from business, academia, and non-profit.