Global Goal Jams

The Global Goals Jam is a two-day global event that brings together change-makers and designers to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating short-term interventions with long-term impact. It is an opportunity to engage our local communities to share their voices and concepts in creating real impact to achieve sustainable development Goals. Our first  Global Goal Jam was held in 2019. 

The 2022   GGJ edition has  addressed the gap in personal knowledge of the SDGs and how one can contribute locally and impact globally while spreading awareness of climate change and creating a conscious, resilient community to different climate change impacts. The 2022 theme focused on three SDGs:
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production, and SDG 13 – Climate action

Tools, methods, processes, and session formats that were used to ensure an interactive, participatory discussion are:

  • Presentation by key actors on  background information of the respective SDGs 
  • Participants were assigned break-out groups to deep dive on a particular local challenge aligned with the year’s theme, and one coach was assigned to each group to facilitate the discussion.
  • Group presentation of solutions designed

Different guests were invited to share their solutions and share how this contributes to the achievement of the sustainable development goals. Among the speakers, there were:

  • The representative of Enviroserve  Rwanda Green Park, a private company dedicated to electronic and electrical waste recycling, green growth, and the circular economy, provided a presentation on the challenges and progress Rwanda has made toward climate action, the opportunities available and highlighted the gap in achieving SDG 12 ( responsible consumption and production) to guide the participants during the solution design.
  • Mrs Michelle Defreese, a senior officer at Global Green Growth Institute, supports the government of Rwanda towards inclusive climate-resilient green cities and infrastructure development and also provided an intervention on SDG11 and the country’s vision and the role of youth in its implementation.
  • Ms Hyacinthe Niyitegeka, former environmental agreement officer at The Green Protector, also explained the opportunity for youth to drive climate action at the national and international levels.

It was recommended to invite different key stakeholders (private institutions, NGOs, and government representatives) during the pitch day to support jammers in moving from the ideation phase to prototype and allow a networking session.


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