UN Global Goals Jam
16 Aug 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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UN Global Goals Jam

16 Aug 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Garage Society, 9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island Free Event
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The U.N. Global Goals Jam (GGJ) is coming to Hong Kong for the first time ever!


If you are passionate about making a change and want to use your skills to make it happen, then the Global Goals Jam is for you!

It is a worldwide event where teams in different countries will be developing innovative and practical solutions for the most pressing world challenges based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this year’s Jam, you will have the opportunity to address real-life issues related to the following SDGs:

No Poverty
Good Health and Well-being
Gender Equality
Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Cities and Communities

  

The U.N. Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2018 - Community Meetup

In the build-up to the U.N. Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2018 (GGJHK2018), which will take place on September 22-23, 2018, we are putting together an inspiring series of talks on 5 selected U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

After our focus on gender equality in July, we now turn our attentions to energy and development. Our second event, on Thursday August 16, will shine the spotlight on UNSDGs #7 and #11: Affordable and Clean Energy, and Sustainable Cities and Communities. As an ever-increasing portion of the world’s population moves to urban areas and cities, the strain on resources and the environment also grows substantially. How can we ensure that this development can occur in a sustainable manner?

Joining us will be luminaries and leaders working within energy sustainability and urban development to share their experiences and the key issues on their minds, to inspire us to #Design2030.


[Speakers]

Jack Wagner, Co-Founder of Solerico

[Moderator]

Jan Engels, Vice-Curator of the Global Shapers Hong Kong Hub

 

About Global Goals Jam (GGJ)

Led by the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals Jam (GGJ) is a two-day global event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from local communities work together using the Global Goals Jam Kit. Together, we will create and design interventions for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

The U.N. Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2018 (GGJHK2018) is co-organized by Loftwork Hong Kong and SUSTAINHK, with support from the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Hong Kong Hub, Garage Academy and MTRL HK.

*GGJ is a not-for-profit event. If you are interested in sponsoring please email eda.chow@loftwork.com

  

Why participate?

The #GlobalGoalsJam is a unique opportunity for you to design and test solutions to global issues, where you will be able to put into practice or learn new skills in different areas that can go from data science to digital design and building relationships and connections. You will also have the opportunity to apply your teamwork skills and do networking and connections with people that share your interests.

 
Join us to #Design2030 and let's work together for a better world!

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