Our community

Meet our stewards

Over the past years, we have built a community of various longterm organisers and advisors. They have hosted Jams for various years, have a strong local network and are our go-to contacts for community events and developments. They are also the main points of contact in your region – ask them anything related to hosting your Jam and more!

Kelsie Stewart πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
  • Fabcafe / Loftwork, Inc
  • region: Japan / East Asia
  • Slack handle: @Kelsie
  • other contact: linkedin
  • languages: Japanese, English
  • ask me about: running a Jam (offline or online), recruiting speakers and facilitators, training the facilitators, inspiring diverse jammers
Shin Ito πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
  • Kyoto Sangyo University
  • region: Japan / East Asia
  • Slack handle: @shin_jp
  • other contact: twitter
  • languages: Japanese, English
  • ask me about: design process, inclusive design, digital fabrication / prototyping
Mohammed Hasan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΄
  • SIMAD University
  • region: Somalia / Sub-saharan Africa
  • Slack handle: @Mohamed Muse Hassan
  • Other contact: twitter
  • Languages: Somali, English
  • ask me about: organising a jam, designing local challenges, GGJ templates, and all about SDG4, SDG9, and SDG17.
Christoph Behrends πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
  • The Alchemist Hub
  • region: Germany / Europe
  • Slack handle: @Christoph GGJ Hamburg
  • other contact: linkedin
  • languages: German, English
  • ask me about: how to find supporters, partners, sponsors and jammers in your city; how to translate global challenges into local ones; how to do an online jam; general SDG-related questions
Carolina Sandoval πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±
  • I-med
  • region: Santiago de Chile / Latin America
  • Slack handle: @carolinasandoval
  • other contact: linkedin
  • languages: Spanish, English
  • ask me about: translating the toolkit, UX design, SDG3

Why a steward?

We believe the Global Goals Jam community is best managed and coordinated by its members. Our stewards have been participating in Jams and the community for multiple years now, and have proven an expert on various topics related to the Jam. We value the diversity of our worldwide community, and hope to represent this diversity the best by way of our Board of Stewards.

We use the term steward and stewardship, as it informs the practice of taking care of something responsibly, making it better over time, without necessarily owning it or using it.