United Nations Global Goals Jam Seattle - Design 2030 Now!

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Impact Hub Seattle

220 2nd Avenue S

Seattle, WA 98104

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Why a #GlobalGoalsJam in Seattle?

In Seattle, there are 12.000 homeless people, there is an 8 billion annual gender wage gap, there is an average life expectancy difference of 13 years depending on where you live, and the solution for all of these challenges is you! During the Global Goals Jam, it is you who will be developing innovative and practical solutions for the most pressing world challenges based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Goals Jam Seattle will take place on November 3rd.

What is the #GlobalGoalsJam?

The Global Goals Jam consists of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers, and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit.

As a participant, you and your group will create solutions aimed at short-term targets in support of the Global Goals. In particular, the following SDGs are selected for this year's Jam:

  • No poverty

  • Good Health and Well-Being

  • Gender Equality

  • Clean and Affordable Energy

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUJ_0lxvWZI&t=17s

Global webpage: https://globalgoalsjam.org/

Why participate in the #GlobalGoalsJam?

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.

Also, you will:

- learn from field experts,

- learn to use the UN designed tools to bring ideas into reality

- create a social impact

- create solutions for local problems

- prototype ideas

- work in multidisciplinary teams

- have a lot of fun

- become part of a global network of changemakers.

- receive a certificate of participation: United Nations Global Goals Jam Seattle 2018.

Join us and lets work together for a better world!

Contact us for more information: astghik@aboraworld.com, valeria@aboraworld.com, +1 (206) 636 7262


What is the United Nations Global Goals Jam?

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030 (SDG). These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. UN Global Goals Jam is a two-day event designed to help individuals and businesses to get engaged in designing the 2030 together. It takes place worldwide in 70 different locations, and brings positive change one step at a time. Each year the UN Global Goals Jam focuses on 5 goals out of the 17. ABORA, in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme, Digital society school of Amsterdam and Impact Hub are inviting you to join this event in Seattle. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public, to work together to build a better future for everyone. http://globalgoalsjam.org/

What are this year's 5 main Goals?

  1. No Poverty

  2. Good Health and Well Being

  3. Gender Equality

  4. Affordable and Clean Energy.

  5. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Is this event for me?

If you are interested in the Global Goals, networking and giving real solutions to the world's biggest challenge, then this event definitely is for you. You do not have to have a specific skill or experience to participate. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Do I need a team?

You do not have to have a team to participate. Everyone who attends the event will work in teams with other participants. However you can bring your friends and colleagues, and team up with others in the event!

What should I bring?

  • Laptop

  • Power cord

  • Business cards (if you have)

  • Camera/phone – take pictures and video!

  • Lots of energy!

What happens on Saturday?

The process is divided into 4 phases of short design sprints. At the beginning we are going to start networking, setting the teams up, and choosing local problems to tackle. There will be great speakers, and great examples. Then we’ll brainstorm for possible solutions, prototype the new solutions and create new possibilities for Seattle and the world, all the while getting rounds of feedback from experts! You do not have to have a specific skill or experience. At the end, the teams are going to present their Final Concepts and Prototypes… and then the celebration begins!

How do I prepare?

  • Do some research. It will give you a better understanding of local problems and global goals

  • Get some rest!

  • Bring a friend, events are better with good company!

About the Organizer:

United Nations Development Program, Digital Society School, Impact Hub, ABORA

United Nations Development Program: UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships, and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

Digital Society School: Our community is made up of young and mid-career talent with different skills and cultural backgrounds. Together we build the digital society.

Impact Hub Seattle: Is a locally rooted, globally connected coworking space located in a historic building in the heart of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.

At Impact Hub Seattle, you can build your social enterprise, business, non-profit or community organization alongside a diverse community of members and collaborators who will inspire, connect, and encourage your best work every step of the way. A unique and powerful ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaborative opportunities that are designed to support innovation and positive social impact in our communities. The Impact Hub network of 90+ locations around the world supports a global community of more than 15,000 individuals who have a shared goal of making the world a better place.

ABORA is a ten-member team company from all around the world. We are Bachelor’s degree students in International Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation (LEINN International) in Mondragon Team Academy. We are a multidisciplinary and nomad startup with the mission of creating a self-sustainable social ecosystem through local action developed by global connections.

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