Action SDGs - Global Goals Jam solving local problems with global community through Design

Global Goals Jam 2019
































Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Join us to in the second edition of the #GlobalGoalsJam in Dehradun, India, where local innovators and creatives will join teams around the world in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the Global Goals. This event hosted by HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation (HRDEF)

You are invited to expand your network and learn design methods from Digital Society School, develop and share your ideas in real-time with other participants from Santiago, Amman, Fukuoka, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam and beyond!

During the 2015 Social Good Summit, 193 world leaders committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by year 2030. As an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and Digital Society School, the Global Goals Jam seeks to design realistic, actionable interventions for these goals. 

The Global Goals Jam in Dehradun focuses on the following global themes:

  • Water and Climate Change (SDG 6, SDG 13)

  • Migration (SDG 10, SDG 16)

  • Sustainable Development for People ánd Planet (SDG 1, SDG 8)

                                               Let’s design #2030now!                                          More info coming soon!






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