United States

New York City

Global Goals Jam New York City

Impact Hub New York Metro Area

417 5th Avenue Unit 814

New York, NY 10016

Friday, October 6, 2023

5 PM – 9 PM

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Global Goals Jam (“GGJ”) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Program and the Digital Society School, at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.

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GGJ seeks to design realistic, actionable interventions for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs”) that take shape as startups, non-profit or for-profit companies.

A GGJ in New York is a 4-hour event consisting of short design sprints, presenting and discussing startup business plans for attaining the SDGs in the local context of New York. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local communities work together using a tailored toolkit that applies a design thinking method to addressing and solving challenges of realizing the SDGs in the given context.

The GGJ workshop aims to:

• Introduce the audience to the methodology of design thinking underpinning the GGJ concept

• Conduct a series of case analytical and visual exercisesa applying design thinking to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals in the local context. Each team working on the selected targets and indicators of an SDG/ SDGs will have delivered a business plan for a startup initiative to achieve them.

• Particular focus for the 2023 GGJ is Building Back Biodiversity – one city at a time!

Number of participants: 10-25

GGJ Session Participants:

Facilitators/moderators of GGJ NYC

The target audience of students, young professionals and concerned citizens

Event space:

Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area

417 5th Avenue, Unit 814N

New York, NY 10016

Agenda of the NYC Global Goals Jam

Friday, October 6, 5 PM – 9 PM

5:00 PM

Setting the scene: introducing the Political Declaration on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals at half-term, relevant for the local context

5:30 PM

Introduction by the GGJ Facilitators. Application of design thinking to realization of the SDGs

5:45 PM


6:00 PM

Breaking into teams, 3-5 persons each

6:10 PM

GGJ Sprints, Pt. 1
1.1 Organize it

1.2 Experience it

2.Respond to it

7:30 PM

GGJ Sprints, Pt. 2

3. Make it

4. Test it and evaluate it

8:20 PM

Presentations of project designs

8:40 PM

Feedback and discussion

9:00 PM

Closing remarks and thanks

GGJ Facilitators / Moderators

Aytakin Asgarova

Viktor Chistyakov

Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area

John Paul Parmigiani