Host a Jam

Global Goals Jam 2023: Building Back Biodiversity – one city at a time!

The Global Goals Jam always takes place the weekend before UN Climate Week. This year, we will be jamming 15 to 17 September! Do you want to host a Jam?

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


Join the Train the Trainer online course and become an official organizer and/or facilitator!

Get bit-sized information via videos and articles combined with reflective exercises to start understanding why, how and what the Global Goals Jam is - all in your own pace! After completion, you will receive an official certificate issued by Digital Society School and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. We ask for a one time EUR 50 contribution to support the time spent on developing the course and its materials.

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 theme in 2023

To solve the challenges of today, we need global collaboration. That’s why 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!

GLOBAL GOALS JAM 2023: Building Back Biodiversity – one city at a time!

We are calling on creative communities in cities around the world to take action to protect and restore natural habitats. By working together, we can make a difference in biodiversity and create a more livable future for all.

Our solutions and our technology are never neutral. How we make technology, how we conceptualize it, how we imagine where it fits into culture, and what problems it will solve when placed into product design—these are design choices that can have a deep impact on society.


Cities as Problem:
Biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate. One of the main drivers of this decline is habitat loss, and cities are a major contributor to this issue. Cities are often built on land that was once natural habitat, and they also fragment natural habitats by creating barriers to movement. This fragmentation makes it difficult for animals to find food, mates, and safe places to live.

Cities as Solution:

Cities can be key to building back biodiversity. By taking steps to protect and restore natural habitats, cities can provide a home for a variety of plants and animals. Cities can also help to connect natural habitats by creating green corridors that allow animals to move from one area to another.
By taking steps to protect and restore natural habitats, cities can make a significant contribution to building back biodiversity. This can have a number of benefits, including:
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced noise pollution
  • Increased access to nature
  • Increased opportunities for recreation
  • Increased economic opportunities