The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a United Nations initiative and they came into effect from January 2016. The 17 SDGs form a set of Global Goals with 169 specific targets to be achieved before 2030. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the previous 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focusing on inclusion, collaboration and cooperation.
Global Goals Jam is a world wide jam being held across 15 cities across the globe where creative teams of designers, developers and jammers from the local community would come together and brainstorm over a two-day sprint to deliver innovative solution prototypes focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For the India jam, we had 18 participants from different backgrounds, including arts, social sciences, technology, development and design.
|1. Pallavi Sharma||Photography, design, art|
|2. Mohit Varyani||Development studies student APU|
|3. Vaishali Rao||Energy, livelihoods, social entrepreneurship|
|4. Anisha Nazareth||IT, Sustainable sities and communities|
|5. Agam Arora||Design|
|6. Sucharita Eashwar||Enabling women’s entrepreneurship|
|7. Miguel||Computer Science|
|8. Arzu Mistry||Artist, educator|
|9. Subir Rana||Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnography|
|10. Madonna Thomas||Architect, Urban design, public transport systems|
|11. Olga Alexandrova||Sustainability, agriculture|
|12. Tejas Shah||IIIT H|
|13. Morgan Campbell||Urban Planning, public policy, Gender, transport|
|14. Brindaalakshmi K||Marketing and communications|
|15. Jayasimha K||IT|
|16. Tushant Jha||Cognitive science|
|17. Sabira Lakhani||Waste management, circular economics|
|18. Aakarsh||Sustainable cities|
The Jam began in the morning at 10:30am with a short briefing and introduction to the UN SDGs and the Global goals. The participants were grouped into 5 teams and they focused on SDG 1, SDG 5, SDG 11. They were also introduced to the Fields of View methodology to design for complex problems. The Fields of View methodology involves a guided process involving two phases — the problem articulation phase and the design phase.
The participants went through both the phases today with great success. The first phase, i.e. the problem articulation phase, involves participants working through different activities that lets them generate a common problem statement.
The problem articulation phase is then followed by the design phase, where the participants work together to imagine futures and figure out how to design for these transformations.
Day 2 will follow with prototyping and presentation of the same by the respective teams.