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Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm

Free
Global Jam

Calling developers, designers, engineers, strategists, all enthusiasts to design/hack impactful solutions for grand challenges, March 18-20.

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 us for the #GlobalGoalsJamCanada Winter 2022 on March 18-20, 2022.

Let’s jam for a better planet!
The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter2022 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College with OSPE, and Canadian Partners with support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam. 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, engineers, 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, engineers, 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.

The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022 is based on three selected Global Themes namely:

1. Leave No One Behind – Equality and Non-Discrimination

Solutions to address rising inequalities and discrimination (EDI)
● Increasing financial inclusion
● Reducing gender disparity
● Making the workplace more inclusive

The scope of the problem is daunting. Inequalities of wealth and income have reached historic proportions, and inequalities in opportunities and outcomes relating to education, health, food security, employment, housing, health services and economic resources are having equally devastating effects. These inequalities disproportionately affect particular groups based on race, sex, language, religion, age, ethnicity, disability, migrant or economic status, and so on. In addition, gender-based discrimination remains one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination across the globe.

2. Clean Water and Sanitation

Solutions for sustainable management of water resources
● Cleaning up the Grand River and/or Great Lakes.
● Water conservation and pollution of groundwater resources.
● Agricultural water conservation and increasing water efficiency

Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – empowering people with time for school and work, and contributing to improved health for women, children, and families around the world.

2. Access to water and sanitation is recognized by the United Nations as human rights, reflecting the fundamental nature of these basics in every person’s life. Lack of access to safe, sufficient and affordable water, sanitation and hygiene facilities has a devastating effect on the health, dignity, and prosperity of billions of people, and has significant consequences for the realization of other human rights.

3. Climate Change

Solutions for climate change issues:

● Manage waste, reduce, reuse, recycle and recover
● Reduce Carbon Footprint/ Greenhouse gas emission
● Mitigate and Adapt to Flooding and Forest Fires.

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6% in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a temporary improvement. As the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to higher levels.