SDG-Driven and innovative design thinking: Throughout a two-day “designathon”, 5 multidisciplinary teams explored issues and developed solutions related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals using design thinking methods.
The teams consisted of 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. 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 like:
- PUBLIC HEALTH
- NATURE & CLIMATE CHANGE
- EDUCATION FOR ALL
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR PEOPLE & PLANET
“Thinking of: How can I make projects investable, is really important. It’s not just the idea, you also have to make a business case out of it and sell it. The importance and awareness have increased. It’s just a matter of getting it off the ground and accelerating the change”, our founder and managing director Frank Ackermann in an Interview on this year’s Global Goals Jam in Berlin.
“Thanks so much to SDG INVESTMENTS for supporting us again. The weekend was immensely useful and a great experience. I saw you interact with the participants. We tackled relevant topics for this year’s global goals jam in Berlin.”, Nadim Choucair, Co-Organizer of the Global Goals Jam 2020 in Berlin.
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.