Host a Jam

Global Goals Jam 2021

The Global Goals Jam always takes place the weekend before UN Climate Week. This year, we will be jamming 17 to 19 September! Do you want to host a Jam?

Scroll down to see what it takes and what we work on.


Organising a jam

  • Facilitate a 2 day local jam with a space that can host 20 – 40 participants (or more of course!)
  • Provide a contact person for this project who checks mail and Slack from May to October
  • Create your local chapter on and provide content about your event on a dedicated website or social media channels
  • Organise your own budget neutral event, but feel free to involve partners and sponsors, or ask a small fee from participants
  • Connect to the Internet to be in touch with other design teams in other major cities during the Jam
  • Use the Global Goals Jam’s branding and frameworks to document your process and results
  • Share results under creative commons license

Become a local organiser

Interested in organising a Jam? Take a look at the Organiser Booklet for more details. Or sign up right away and join us!

Global themes

To solve the challenges of today, we need global collaboration. That’s why we every year, we select global themes for you to translate to a local context. The key insights of your Jam’s location can then be shared under this global theme, so that we can connect local findings to the global context, and start making those bigger connections!

For this edition, we are focusing on one of the biggest challenges of this decade, climate change. And because this is truly a wicked problem with an interconnected nature, we have connected other SDGs to create a couple of smaller focus areas.