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Global Goals Jam 2018: DESIGN 2030 NOW

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Digital Society School (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), and HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation (HRDEF) are inviting you to join the 3rd edition of the #GlobalGoalsJam and First in the Dehradun. Join us to design interventions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that matter most to you. Let's #Design2030Now


The #GlobalGoalsJam 2018 is a two day event consisting of short design sprints on 20-22 Spt., 2018. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit. Together, we will create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term goals. Do you want to join a global community of change-makers, ranging from Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Copenhagen to Amman, Delhi, Fukuoka and more?


Join us to Design 2030 Now!        You are Invited to suggest Solutions for SDG Goal 11


About SDG Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

Background - As layers of networks and digital information blanket urban space, new approaches to the study of the built environment are emerging. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—as are the tools we use to design them.

  • Challenge 1 - How might we use new technologies to give people the possibility of gaining access to both the delights of the city and the freedom given by nature? - Promote Sustainable Tourism

  • Challenge 2 - How can we design a solution that prepares communities and cities for local challenges due to climate changes and its impact on local environments?

  • Challenge 3 - How can we design a solution that uses the sharing economy as a way to increase sustainability in local communities?

  • Challenge 4 - How can we lead a sustainable lifestyle for energy and waste management effectiveness?

  • Challenge 5 - How can we design public green spaces to make air clean?

  • Challenge 6 - How can we use ICT to create a safe, inclusive, just equal opportunities for girls, and women?

Some Facts related to India for SDG Goal 11   (source: UN, India)

  1. By 2030 India will have 6 Mega-cities with population over 10 million

  2. 31 % live in Urban areas

  3. 17 % of urban population lives in slums

  4. 43 million tonnes per annum waste generated in cities

  5. 621,138 people die of air pollution related diseases every year

  6. 16.7 % of urban households don't have bathroom facilities


How to Join

An individual who wants to bring change within communities and desire to learn about sustainable development goals can join 

by submitting an expression of interest and to know more about application process. Hurry, limited 20 seats and selected participants will receive a Certificate from UNDP, DSS


Details coming soon ...

Water Resources Management - SDG 6

UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2016 | 2017 | 2018 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


We partnered for 24 Hours of Reality: The World is Watching of The Climate Reality Project, USA in 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 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.