Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Join us to in the first edition of the #GlobalGoalsJam in Cologne, Germany, where local innovators and creatives will join teams around the world in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You are invited to expand your Social Innovation network and learn design methods from Design Thinking and Service Design. Furthermore, this is a chance to develop and share your ideas in real-time with other participants from 85 cities worldwide!

As an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and Digital Society School of the University of Amsterdam, the Global Goals Jam seeks to design realistic, actionable, local interventions for the SDGs.

The Global Goals Jam in Cologne focuses on the global theme of Migration (SDG 10, SDG 16). The targeted challenges related to this are:

  1. Educating migrant children
  2. Integrating migrants in the German job market, from Ausbildung through application processes, to a permanent position
  3. Social integration through arts & culture.

We will work with local industry partners that provide a challenge for you to work on. You’ll work in a team and will be supported by the a dedicated team of multidisciplinary designers.

If you would like to find out more, please send us an email briefly telling us about your motivation to join, your background, your current profession and the topic of the 3 above in which you would like to work.

Do you have a challenge, or want to help out organising our Jam? Let us know!

Let’s design #2030now!

About our partners

INSITUM is a global strategic consulting firm. Since 16 years, we design solutions for growth and transformation through a deep understanding of human behaviour. With vast expertise in Social Innovation through partnerships with public (governments) and third sector institutions like the UNESCO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Cocoa Foundation among others, our aim is to design a more human, inclusive world for all. Join us!

The UN SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General to scale up, broaden, and sustain the global movement to take action for the SDGs. The Action Campaign aims to mobilize and inspire individuals and organizations to take action and join the global movement for the SDGs, whilst connecting people’s actions and perceptions with decision makers in SDG planning and review processes at all levels.

Wertheim ist ein Business- und Kulturcenter in der Rheinmetropole Köln. Das Business Center bietet moderne Bürolösungen, die ein produktives Arbeiten ermöglichen. Die vom Wertheim ins Leben gerufene Creative Couch gehört zu einem der beliebtesten Networking-Events im Rheinland – Arbeiten. Leben. Erleben. Werde ein Teil davon.

Disclaimer: there may be a photographer or film-maker present during and after the event and these images may be used publicly to promote the Global Goals Jam, the SDGs and/or any of our local sponsors’ marketing and communications efforts. By signing up and attending the event you consent and grant permission to create, save and distribute such footage.