Host a Jam

Global Goals Jam 2022

The Global Goals Jam always takes place the weekend before UN Climate Week. This year, we will be jamming 16 to 18 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!

In our online platform, you will 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 50 euros 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 2022

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 current times: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

We have witnessed the hardships in the world such as ongoing wars, human trafficking, corruption, and so on, that have undermined sustainable development or have thrown successful projects and initiatives decades back in time. Therefore, we need to make sure Goal number 16 is achieved, in order to reach other goals!

Despite the overall reduction in violation of human rights that was measured by the UN in 2021, many situations around the world are still very fragile with growing and ongoing risks of escalation and associated violations of international human rights.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is an instrument consisting of 31 principles implementing the United Nations’ (UN) “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. These principles are particularly important for companies and innovators who wish to respect and positively influence human rights around the world.

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.

In the Global Goals Jam of 2022 we are going to use a framework of human rights centered design principles to check all the solutions we come up with and make sure we have the right impact!