Global Goals Jam
September 18 - 20, 2020
@ Impact Hub Berlin
SDG-Driven innovation using design thinking.
A two-day designathon held in over 90 cities around the world.
RELIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2020 JAM IN BERLIN
THE 2020 BERLIN JAM WAS POWERED BY
The Global Goals Jam Berlin (GGJ) is an idea lab; a 2-day Designathon that brings together creatives, entrepreneurs, experts, generalists and changemakers from various backgrounds to work on challenges related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals
📅 Two days, just before Global Goals Week & Climate Week in September
📍 Local challenges co-created with stakeholders from the Berlin ecosystem
🤹🏻♀ 25 jammers split into multidisciplinary teams
⚽ Expert coaches with facilitation track record and design thinking mastery
🧰 Curated design kit guiding teams from challenge to prototype
📂 Documented processes for reinforced learning and sharing
With the renewed support of SDG Investments, and for the third time since 2018, Berlin was again one of 6 cities in Germany and more than 75 globally to host a #GlobalGoalsJam in on September 18-20, 2020.
Throughout two and a half days, 5 multidisciplinary teams explored issues and developed solutions related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals using design thinking methods.
Who took part?
25 creatives, entrepreneurs, experts, generalists, and changemakers from various backgrounds came together at Impact Hub Berlin to work on specific thematic challenges developed and shaped with stakeholders from the local Berlin ecosystem. Participants hailed from more than 7 disciplines and 13 different nationalities.
What did we work on?
In shaping the challenges, the Global Goals Berlin team sought out challenge partners representative of Berlin's ecosystem and its various stakeholders, opting to prioritize systems-level challenges:
Under the theme of PUBLIC HEALTH and with the ever so present context of COVID-19 – particularly the mental health strains caused by the pandemic – we chose to explore the larger issue at hand regarding urban design for public health, as well as issues at the intersection of mental health and climate change.
To stay on queue, our NATURE & CLIMATE CHANGE theme challenge focused on ways to accelerate the current pace of climate action Inspired by WWF's 2020 Living Planet Report and the recent UN Global Biodiversity Report with the team deciding to focus on the role of financial institutions in accelerating climate action.
The COVID-19 Pandemic exposed many weaknesses in our economic and social systems, particularly inequality in (continued) access to education. The EDUCATION FOR ALL theme challenge adopted a channel-agnostic approach to look at how education would look like in the future.
Finally, we decided to adopt a food systems lens to the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR PEOPLE & PLANET theme, considering its massive impact on both people and planet, with a look at the challenge of food waste.
Themes were suggested by #GlobalGoalsJam initiators and global coordinators, the Digital Society School. Global Goals Berlin initiating entity 2030 Cabinet researched specific topics to shape the challenges.
On Friday evening, the teams explored problem statements related to the four aforementioned themes and following a short Systemic Design workshop on Saturday morning, they formulated their particular design challenge and worked their way up to a prototyped solution by Sunday.
Challenge formulations that were adopted by the teams are seen below
Nature & Climate Change
"How might we accelerate the current pace of climate action to surpass the pace of climate change?”
How might we convince Financial institutions to change course to accelerate climate action?
Between Friday and Sunday, teams went through 4 mini sprints
Respond to it
Each team was accompanied by one of these amazing coaches
The design process was documented on database and note-taking app Notion, with Knowledge & Documentation partner Fridays For Innovation.
More than an event, the Global Goals Jam is a network of cities and organisations that are excited and committed to engage their local communities to create real sustainable impact for the Global Goals.
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