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Global Goals Jam Canada 2021
March 19 @ 2:00 pm - March 21 @ 6:30 pmFree
Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to be part of a select group of committed people who will spend a weekend designing and hacking innovative solutions to challenges that can help Canada contribute to achieving the Global Goals? Join Global Goals Jam for the #GlobalGoalsJamCanada2021 on March 19-21, 2021. Let’s jam for a better planet!
What is the event?
The Global Goals Jam Canada 2021 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College and Canadian Partners with support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam as part of Global Goals Jams around the world. It is a weekend program to contribute to the Global Goals by collaborating and building solutions to pressing social or business challenges and invoking the participation and engagement of students, entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers and the public community. The program uses a design process and lean methodology to guide participants ensuring that any potential solutions actually solve the problem at hand.
This 2 ½-day program was developed to engage participating designers, developers, strategists, and all community members to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating solutions with long-term impact.
Participants will work on their problems and solutions with mentor support addressing the themes using design thinking and lean methodology. Participants work towards solutions resulting in presentation and pitching to a panel of eminent judges for a chance to win awards. During the weekend while teams are working, they are extensively mentored by subject matter, design thinking, business model and pitching experts.
What are the focused theme this year?
The central themes of this Challenge are:
Theme 1: Leave No One Behind
-Solutions for challenges faced by the elderly during and post – pandemic
Theme 2: Sustainable Economy and Ecology
– Solutions for transforming tourism economy
Theme 3: Climate Change
– Solutions for reducing carbon footprint
Where and when is the event?
The event is completely online.
It is a 2 ½-day program, taking place from Friday 19 Mar 2021 – Sunday 21 Mar 2021.