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             Action SDGs 


Global Goals Jam solve local problems with global community through Design Methods, and encourage Entrepreneurship


Global Goals Jam 2020
















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We collaborated with Designathon Works, The Netherlands that are working to meet the challenge [Worldwide there are 2 billion children of school-going age. How can we prepare them to prosper in a rapidly changing, increasingly technological and complex world? How can they learn to design a better world for themselves and the planet] by developing and spreading their method through Global Children's Designathon (GCD) held around the globe annually. 


Designathon 2020-2021

Please contact us for this year event on 23rd Jan., 2021

Designathon 2019

GCD 2019 held at the HRDEF’s campus in the Dehradun. Students learned about design and do-it-yourself methodology. The event main focus was on Food and Climate Change, zero hunger, climate action, food wastage, land use (SDG 2, 3, 12, 13, 15). Students developed various prototypes with creativity, innovation from support of facilitators, mentors. They presented their work with joy and insight using design, technology in a Maker way. The power of the Designathon method lies in the combination of scientific knowledge, creative thinking, world problems, making and reflecting.

Water Resources Management - SDG 6

UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge for School Students:  Jan. - Apr., 2016Feb. - Aug., 2017 | June - Nov., 2018


                                  Join and Learn about world's precious resource water with students around the Globe 

UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) centre of expertise dedicated to improving the management, development and use of freshwater resources from the local to the global level. Since its inception in 1996, the Centre has become a core resource for UNEP’s work on freshwater issues and in delivering UNEP’s Programmes of Work. We have a strong interest in promoting innovative ways of educating children about the world’s water challenges and solutions. The UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge competition presents an exciting and fun activity for school children to play and learn about water at the same time. The children will be given the opportunity to play an online serious game called Aqua Republica, compete with participants around the world and at the same time have an engaging and meaningful discussion with their classmates and teachers on the topic of water and environment. Since 2013 over 4000 children between the ages of 14-17 in more than 10 countries have joined in the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge and competed by playing the Aqua Republica game. Apart from having fun, the experience has helped them to learn about sustainable water and environmental management. Aqua Republica is an online serious game where a simplified but realistic world is created for players to play and learn—by personal experience— about the conflicts and trade-offs that exist in a river basin. The game is part of a not-for-profit initiative developed in partnership with UNEP-DHI Partnership, UNEP and DHI.












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General Survey on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Action, for everyone  interested


The Climate Reality Project, USA: 24 Hours of Reality

We partnered for 24 Hours of Reality: The World is Watching of The Climate Reality Project, USA in 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 for Climate Action. 24 Hours of Reality anchored in Paris and broadcast from eight key countries around the world on November 13-14, 2015, December 05-06, 2016 featuring appearances and commentary from Al Gore, musical performances and compelling stories of the best climate science, solutions and progress in the climate fight. Our work together is sustained petition effort as given below - This December, world leaders will meet in Paris to determine the future of our planet. We're uniting voices around the world to deliver one simple message: Take Climate Action Now - Zero global warming pollution. Zero extreme poverty.


National Host 2015 for Future Agro Challenge (FAC)


Future Agro Challenge (FAC) is a field of interaction for agro innovators and investors that addresses the future of healthy food from the farmer to the consumer, and furthers the agricultural revolution that is underway. As there is not one simple solution to any of the complex global challenges of feeding the estimated growing population of 9 billion people by 2050?  FAC takes root in each joining nation; the knowledge base is enriched with a transfer of ideas and solutions.  Each nation and region brings a new perspective, having overcome different obstacles and offering different facets of innovation. While disruptive solutions are being created across regions, individuals and visionaries often feel overwhelmed by the complexities to integrate in the agricultural ecosystem.

e believe discovering solutions to global challenges should not be so complicated. FAC supports agro visionaries, startups, farmers, manufacturers, and distributors from countries across several continents. The most promising ideas and ventures are selected to compete in the Global Championships in Greece, which, at the crossing of three continents, is rich in diversity in both wild and cultivated plant species, has developed its botanical and agricultural practices for millennia, and the source of the famous Mediterranean diet.

The aims of the Future Agro Challenge are:

·      To foster innovation in agriculture

·      To encourage technology and methodology incorporating Evergreen Practices (to increase food production and

        efficiency in a sustainable manner, reducing greenhouse gases and carbon and water footprints)

·      To upgrade agricultural education and training

·      To revolutionize the approach to healthy lifestyle and nutrition

·      To promote business and investment opportunities in agri business

·      To grow a global community of experts, investors, and innovators


Why: Agriculture is dependent on earth’s resources, such as soil and water. Threats to our biosphere have been identified within the concepts of ‘planetary boundaries’ in a landmark study*, which define values that, when crossed, hold the potential for disastrous consequences. Some planetary boundaries are well-known, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Others are not so readily recognized.    *Source: Rockstrom et al., 2009, Nature 


Sustainable Development Goals Oath Ceremony and New Year Celebration 2016

On the occasion of New Year, HRDEF organized the Sustainable Development Goals Oath Ceremony and New Year Celebration program. In this everyone present took oath to save water, energy, paper and go for clean waste management using 4R – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, and plant tree for better environment and sustainable consumption and production. Children presented various activities skit, poems, songs, dance and conveyed message related to environment conservation, Beti Bachhao, Beti Padhao, creating cards from waste materials. They participated in the quiz on environment. Program was coordinated by GyanDhara’s students Neeraj and Neetu. Manisha, Alpana, Nisha, Naval, Abhishek, Ankush, Monica, Meera, Poonam, Aashi, Achaal are other GyanDhara students who actively participated in the program. Students played games during this program and winners are Neetu, Neeraj, Raja, Manisha in different activities. Pranya, Prayanshi, Lakshya also showed their talent. HRDEF distributed prizes and stationary to students, and finally students planted different flowers to give the message of love, happiness, and protect trees. Their active involvement made this event memorable for everyone. This program was successful because of efforts from Dr. Minal, Apoorve, Vijay Kumar, Suman Lata, Rajshree, K.K. Agarwal, Sushma, Directors Dr. Manisha, and Er. Anant Bhaskar Garg. 

Designthon Works
Climate Reality Project Leader
UNEP DHI Eco Challenge
UN MyWorld2030
Future Agro Challenge
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