The #GlobalGoalsJam is a two day event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit. Together, we will create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term goals. Do you want to join a global community of change-makers, ranging from Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Copenhagen to Amman, Delhi, Fukuoka and more? Join us on 20-22 September 2019 to Design 2030 Now!
The Global Goals Jam is part of Design Across Cultures (DxC), a global innovation chain where multidisciplinary multicultural design teams collaborate to tackle similar local challenges all over the world. Teams work in-between different cities, using the force of cultural differences and similarities as a design strategy. Design Across Cultures is an initiative of Digital Society School.
The World Design Organization (WDO) has partnered with the Digital Society School, the founders of the Global Goals Jam, to launch the first World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) Mini-Jam – a collection of one-day design sprints around the world where creative teams will work together to address local challenges around the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
A Collaboration with UNDP
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
In 2016, United Nations Development Programme approached Digital Society School to create a collaboration that connected the design community with the Sustainable Development Goals. Using our expertise in Design Methods and international collaboration, we designed a process that empowers people to create direct impact for the global goals, solving local challenges relevant to their own context.
In the Jam, participants use a tailored toolkit to help them translate big goals into local challenges - to design for sustainable impact. Starting with the Global Goals, the toolkit provides teams with a common language to ensure shared process and documentation. Get started with the toolkit and sign-up as an organiser!