United States of America

New York City

October 17, 2019
SAP Next-Gen
10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor
347 10th Avenue
Global Goals Jam (“GGJ”) is an initiative by the U.N. Development Program, the Digital Society School, and the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam. GGJ designs startups and projects for a more sustainable future.
GGJ in New York is a six-hour event consisting of discussions and short design sprints, during which business plans will be created to meet the U.N.’s sustainable development goals in the city.
Creative teams of designers and developers work together using a tailored toolkit that applies methods of design thinking to address and solve global challenges.
The GGJ workshop aims to:
– Introduce the audience to the methodology of GGJ design thinking, allowing them to create their own sustainable products and startups
– Conduct a series of analytical and visual exercises applying design thinking to attain the Sustainable Development Goals in a local context
Each team will deliver a business plan for a startup initiative to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ specified targets.
10.00 – 11:15 Panel discussion
An expert panel discussion will discuss the issues of urban development, health, sustainable consumption/production, and climate change.
Urban development: Can architects and planners fix the waste and health problems in New York?
Waste management practices in New York and around the globe.
The future of trash: Is New York’s 2030 ‘zero waste’ goal realistic?
– Clare Miflin, Founder, Center for Zero Waste Design, Co-Chair of AIA NY’s Committee on the Environment, a member of the NYC Living Building Collaborative
– Arielle Taylor, sustainable fashion designer, Founder, Arielle Sustainable Fashion
– David Segall, Vice President – Policy and Municipalities, Recycle Track Systems
Moderated by
James P. Clark, founding chairman and CEO of the World Technology Network, a global association of over 1,000 most innovative people in science and technology
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11.30 Introduction by GGJ Facilitators. Application of design thinking for a more sustainable future.
12.30 Icebreaker
12.45     Breaking into teams of 3-5 people each
13.00 GGJ Sprints, Pt. 1
              1.1 Organize
              1.2 Experience
              2.0 Respond
14.00 GGJ Sprints, Pt. 2
             3. Make
             4. Test and evaluate
15.15    Presentations of projects
16.00    Feedback and discussion
16.30    Closing remarks and thanks
Registration link:
Design: Katya Burtseva