Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2020

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FabCafe Hong Kong is hosting this year's Global Goals Jam Hong Kong on 10 - 11 Oct. We will design innovative solutions together to tackle Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sat, October 10, 2020  UTC+08:00

10:00 – 18:00

Sun, October 11, 2020  UTC+08:00

11:00 – 19:30

Online Session




Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2020

In 2015, the United Nations declared the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actions to achieve the SDGs are being taken around the world. The Global Goals Jam is a global initiative to contribute people’s creative ideas and power to the SDGs.

The Global Goals Jam (GGJ) is a 2-day international workshop for citizens to think about sustainability from a global perspective and generate ideas for local solutions to problems in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the 2-day workshop, participants create services, products and ideas that tackle SDG challenges. The Global Goals Jam started in 2016 and has held more than 200 jams, with more than 7,000 participants and more than 1,000 ideas generated.

GGJ is a global initiative where people from all walks of life – designers, programmers, engineers, researchers and citizens – bring their creative ideas and power to contribute to the SDGs. The results of the Global Goals Jam will be published on the Internet under a Creative Commons license and will become the shared knowledge of the world.

In 2020, we will hold an online workshop in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Kyoto.

17 Sustainable Development Goals announced by UNDP


Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2019

Global Goals Jam is recommended for:

  • Those interested in the global trends on the SDGs
  • Those who are interested in the SDGs and want to take action
  • Those who are interested in the sustainability of Hong Kong
  • Those who are interested in and committed to solving social problems
  • Interested in online design methods and design sprinting techniques

What are the focus SDGs for Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2020?

Global Goals Jam select 3 different SDGs to tackle every year as regional challenges. This year Global Goals Jam Hong Kong is focusing these 3 SDGs:


Supporting Organisations of Global Goals Jam HK 2020:

Shared Value Project Hong Kong is a non-profit membership organisation funded by leading corporations to act as a catalyst for Shared Value in the Greater Bay Area.

Creating Shared Value – as defined by Prof. Michael Porter & Mark Kramer in their influential Harvard Business Review article – is a business strategy that creates competitive advantage by aligning profit and purpose.

As part of the global Shared Value network, we help our members future-proof their business by fostering trust with society while unlocking the next pocket of growth. By leveraging our tri-sector network, organisations can create profitable business models to address unmet community needs.

TALK Research and Innovation Management (“TALK”) is a globally experienced team based in Hong Kong, with expertise in sustaining innovation with design research. From user change drivers, innovation insights, to strategic planning, TALK collaborates and co-create knowledge dialogues through multi-stakeholders engagement cycles. Their trusted clients include Zurich, KMB, LAWS, IBM, McDonald, essilor, HKTDC, and more.

TALK research methodologies and systemic practices are crafted through years of cumulative experience, and they pride themselves on setting up their clients towards successive growth with integration of innovative DNA.

Green Is The New Black is a lifestyle media platform promoting conscious living in Asia, Europe & Beyond. They do it through their online platforms and our Conscious Festivals in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and soon Paris gathering thousands of attendees.

It’s a place for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility goes hand in hand.

They aim to empower the individual & the community with inspiration and knowledge so we can all take action to live more consciously. Their platform is a curation of conscious and mindful local brands and influencers, who are making meaningful change in their industries.

General Information

Date: 10 – 11 October 2020 (Sat and Sun)

Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (Sat); 11:00 – 19:30 (Sun)

Format: Online (ZOOM and Miro board)

Language: English

Cost: HK$180 per person

What to prepare?

・A free Zoom and Miro account
・Computer, computer charger
・Paper and marker pen
・Comfortable clothes, shoes
・Stable Wifi-network


Day I

09:30 – 10:00 Zoom Door Open
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction and Icebreaker
10:30 – 11:00 Inspiration talk

Sprint #0 Team Building
11:00 – 11:10 Review Day I timeline
11:10 – 11:55 Team Canvas
11:55 – 12:00 5 min break

Sprint #1 Discover it!
12:00 – 12:45 5W1H, choose challenge
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Stakeholders map, Empathy map
15:15 – 15:25 10 min break

Sprint #2 Develop it!
15:25 – 16:30 Ideation Round x 2
16:30 – 17:15 Concept Sketches
17:15 – 17:45 Share and get feedback
17:45 – 18:00 Day I Closing

Day II

10:30 – 11:00 Zoom Doors open
11:00 – 11:10 Review Day II timeline

Sprint #2 Develop it! (Cont.)
11:10 – 12:00 Develop Concept Sketch
12:00 – 13:00 Business Model Canvas
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Through other’s eyes

Sprint #3 Build it!
14:30 – 17:00 Final push, research, prototyping, preparation of presentation materials
DEADLINE 17:00: Turn in materials, take a break

Sprint #4 Present it
17:30 – 18:30 Presentation and Q and A
18:30 – 19:30 Afterparty


Let’s work together with innovative ideas to tackle SDGs on 10 – 11 Oct!

Register now:


Date & Time

Sat, October 10, 2020 10:00 – 18:00 UTC+08:00
Sun, October 11, 2020 11:00 – 19:30 UTC+08:00


Online Session




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