WANT TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD?
Want to be a part of designing solutions to the United Nations 17 sustainable goals? Join us in a Global Hackathon, where over 70 cities around the world come together to tackle sustainability!
To collaborate, we need to engage in a way that goes beyond talking, towards making and creating, in a space for people from all backgrounds who bring in their local knowledge, ensuring a bottom-up, grassroots approach.
This is why we started the Jam: a 2 day hackathon event to engage makers and designers to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating short-term interventions with long-term impact. More than an event, it is a network of cities and organisations that are excited to engage their local communities to create real impact for the Global Goals.
The Global Goals Jam will be presented in a video at the UN Climate Week in New York.
We want to create real impact, going beyond the Jam. Best ideas could join an incubator and/or internal innovation programs of our corporate partners.
2020s Global Themes
How can we guarantee that everyone around the world has access to a healthy lifestyle as well as to a good quality health system? How can we fight communicable diseases effectively and efficiently? How can we ensure that our cities offer a safe place and provide quality of life for everyone?
EDUCATION FOR ALL
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. How can we make sure more children have access to equal education? How can we make sure that our education prepares us for the future, and that we ensure life-long learning? How can technology help us to make education and training available to vulnerable populations?
NATURE & CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment.
How do we prevent, prepare for and act on climate change? How can we ensure healthy and sustainable relationships with our natural surroundings?
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR PEOPLE & THE PLANET
How do we make sure social and economic development for people equals sustainable development for the planet? How do move from human-centered, to humanity and planet-centred design?
MEET THE GGJ TEAM
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Leadership, creativity and organising things
WHAT I DO: I am the Managing Director of an innovative leadership development company
WHAT’S MY ROLE?: I am the team leader for GGJ Sydney and I will mentor teams at the jam
WHY I LOVE GGJ: Such a great way to join a global movement and collectively we can contribute to the UN Sustainability Goals. Together we CAN make a difference.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Environmental Engineering – Water and Wastewater Treatment – Operating Recycling and Reuse Water Schemes – Generating Energy from Waste – Strategic Planning – Governance – Community Development.
WHAT I DO: Use skills and knowledge to add value to treating and reuse of water for private and public utilities.
WHAT’S MY ROLE? Sustainability Focus Expert, Lead for diverse teams.
WHY I LOVE GGJ: Connecting people with purpose to planetary issues. Respecting diversity of all beings and creating a safe space for expression.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Strategy, Human Centred Design, Circular Economy.
WHAT I DO: I empower people with knowledge and tools to create products / services that are good for people, for business and for the planet.
WHAT’S MY ROLE?: Global Goals Jams Sydney Lead Facilitator.
WHY I LOVE GGJ: It brings together people from all walks of life to actively solve complex global challenges at a local level.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Design Thinking, Human Centred Design, Experience Design for workforce and Customers
WHAT I DO: I help people and organisations design experiences and solve problems using human centred design techniques
WHAT’S MY ROLE?: Global Goals Jams Sydney Facilitator, mentor and technical problem solver
WHY I LOVE GGJ: I love helping people work on their passions and develop innovative solutions to global problems
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Organisational psychology
WHAT I DO: Leadership Development Consultant at Learning Ventures
WHAT’S MY ROLE?: I will be coaching a group on the ground, and helping organise logistics in the lead up!
WHY I LOVE GGJ: I love facilitating conversations that help people think differently, and when the conversation is centered around saving the planet and helping humanity… what’s not to love?
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Project Management and Photography
WHAT I DO: Project Manager/Office Manager at Learning Ventures
WHAT’S MY ROLE?: Project Management/ photography & videography
WHY I LOVE GGJ: I am passionate about sustainability and combatting climate change. GGJ is an excellent opportunity to make a difference!
TELL ME MORE
In 2019, we hosted the first Global Goals Jam in Sydney. The event has been running globally since 2016 to create sustainable impact for the Global Goals! In 2019, 90+ cities across the globe participated connecting over 5000 change-makers. And we want to do it again. Are you in?
This year, in 2020, we will be activating our ideas so we can all jam again in 2021.
Let’s create action with our ideas.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH US.