Global Goals Jam

Challenging the SDGs with design thinking. A two-day designathon held in over 90 cities around the world.

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The Global Goals Jam (GGJ) is an internationally-held, two-day ideathon+hackathon aimed at creating solutions to the challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2019, the GGJ was held in over 90 cities with more than 5,000 participants. GGJ was launched in 17 cities in 2016 by the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, Netherlands, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event resonated with many people and is now held simultaneously in more than 90 cities around the world once a year.

The design sprints and methodology, created by the Digital Society School, provides the road map. A solution to the global goals, which are defined by the UNDP, is the destination. The workshop invites participants from a variety of disciplines, including designers, programmers, engineers, and researchers to dive deep into the challenges to create a prototype in 48 hours.

The Global Goals Jam is hosted by FabCafe and other partners in Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kyoto, and Kuala Lumpur. In 2020 and 2021, the Global Goals Jam in Tokyo, Tokyo Bay, Kyoto, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur was held online.

Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2019 Video

Global Goals Jam Kyoto 2018 Video

Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2020 Video (Online)

GGJ Tokyo 2019 at 100BANCH

GGJ Bangkok 2019 at FabCafe Bangkok inside TCDC

GGJ Hong Kong 2019 at FabCafe Hong Kong

 

 

  • Global Goals Jam 2021

  • Global Goals Jam Tokyo Bay 2021

  • Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2021

  • Global Goals Jam 2020

  • Save Our Seas (SOS) MiniJam

  • Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2020

  • WIDD MiniJam 2019

  • Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2019

Outline

Name

Challenging the SDGs with design thinking. A two-day designathon held in over 90 cities around the world.

Mission

Global Goals Jam

How to Participate

We hold regular community meetup events, mainly in Tokyo (Shibuya) or online. By subscribing to the FabCafe Global Newsletter, you will receive regular event information.

Members

  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

  • Rio Kudo

    Loftwork Creative Director

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

  • Kosuke Kinoshita

    MTRL Director / FabCafe Kyoto Fab Director

    After graduating from Kyoto Prefectural University, Kosuke Kinoshita worked as a manager at the cafe “neutron” art gallery “neutron tokyo”. School utilization facility “IID Setagaya Monozukuri School” is responsible for creators’ workshops and exhibitions, and collaboration with companies, schools and local governments. He joined Loftwork Inc. 2015 in charge of “MTRL KYOTO” to open from the fall of 2015. Under the motto of “creating an open and realistic place”, he is actively working as an “intermediary” promoting exchanges and emergence beyond regions and specialized fields.

    After graduating from Kyoto Prefectural University, Kosuke Kinoshita worked as a manager at the cafe “neutron” art gallery “neutron tokyo”. School utilization facility “IID Setagaya Monozukuri School” is responsible for creators’ workshops and exhibitions, and collaboration with companies, schools and local governments. He joined Loftwork Inc. 2015 in charge of “MTRL KYOTO” to open from the fall of 2015. Under the motto of “creating an open and realistic place”, he is actively working as an “intermediary” promoting exchanges and emergence beyond regions and specialized fields.

  • Nami Urano

    Loftwork Inc. / FabCafe Kyoto Marketing Div.

    Joined Loftwork after graduating from university and worked in Corporate and Marketing at the Shibuya office. Nami was in charge of planning and managing business events, collaboration events, and industry-academia community management. In 2018, Nami moved to Kyoto with the mission of creating new contacts of activities at the Kyoto branch as well as planning and managing events. Nami is interested in creating chaos in a place, based on her experiences in studying social security, living in an international fork highschool in Denmark, and living in a kibbutz in Israel.

    Joined Loftwork after graduating from university and worked in Corporate and Marketing at the Shibuya office. Nami was in charge of planning and managing business events, collaboration events, and industry-academia community management. In 2018, Nami moved to Kyoto with the mission of creating new contacts of activities at the Kyoto branch as well as planning and managing events. Nami is interested in creating chaos in a place, based on her experiences in studying social security, living in an international fork highschool in Denmark, and living in a kibbutz in Israel.

  • Tim Wong

    FabCafe Taipei / Loftwork Taiwan co-founder

    Tim was born in Hong Kong and lived in the US for 17 years. He relocated to Taiwan in 2008, because he believes Taiwan has the good opportunity to create a creative platform that cultivates innovative ideas and projects with creative talents from different background.

    Before co-founding FabCafe Taipei in 2013 and Loftwork Taiwan in 2014, He has been an urban design practitioner for 7 years and worked on urban design projects across the US, Middle East, and various Asian cities. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with dual Master degrees in Architecture and Urban Design.

    Tim was born in Hong Kong and lived in the US for 17 years. He relocated to Taiwan in 2008, because he believes Taiwan has the good opportunity to create a creative platform that cultivates innovative ideas and projects with creative talents from different background.

    Before co-founding FabCafe Taipei in 2013 and Loftwork Taiwan in 2014, He has been an urban design practitioner for 7 years and worked on urban design projects across the US, Middle East, and various Asian cities. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with dual Master degrees in Architecture and Urban Design.

  • Gwyneth Jong

    FabCafe Kuala Lumpur Co-founder

  • Andi Permadi

    FabCafe Kuala Lumpur Co-founder

  • Kalaya Kovidvisith

    FabCafe Bangkok Co-founder

    Kalaya Kovidvisith is Co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok and Managing Director of FABLAB Thailand. She holds Master degree in Design and Computation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests focus on how digital fabrication and biotechnology reinforce the changing relationship in industry and create the new business model for the next design generation. Kalaya is Global Entrepreneur Summit Delegate of 2015 and Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2016.

    Kalaya Kovidvisith is Co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok and Managing Director of FABLAB Thailand. She holds Master degree in Design and Computation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests focus on how digital fabrication and biotechnology reinforce the changing relationship in industry and create the new business model for the next design generation. Kalaya is Global Entrepreneur Summit Delegate of 2015 and Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2016.

  • Shinichiro Ito

    Lecturer, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Kyoto Sangyo University

    Shinichiro is currently working on digital fabrication, which is a digital creative activity using 3D printers, and inclusive design, which is a participatory design method aiming for an inclusive society. After studying design in Amsterdam, he became interested in the nature of a society where diverse people coexist. Completed FabAcademy and then graduated from the Department of Acoustical Design, Faculty of Art and Design, in Kyushu University, and completed a master’s degree in Design Strategy, Graduate School of Art and Design, Kyushu University.

    Shinichiro is currently working on digital fabrication, which is a digital creative activity using 3D printers, and inclusive design, which is a participatory design method aiming for an inclusive society. After studying design in Amsterdam, he became interested in the nature of a society where diverse people coexist. Completed FabAcademy and then graduated from the Department of Acoustical Design, Faculty of Art and Design, in Kyushu University, and completed a master’s degree in Design Strategy, Graduate School of Art and Design, Kyushu University.

  • Shuhei Kato

    Loftwork Inc. Creative Director

    Shuhei Kato holds a Master of Science in Sustainability from the University of Cape Town. He has conducted ethnographic research on the impact of mineral resource development on the surrounding communities in Africa. He also works as a design thinking coach for students and professionals at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking (d-school) at the same university. In the past, he has been involved in a number of projects at a private financial institution, including leading a cross-departmental team to develop new services and promote the spread of design thinking within the company.

    Shuhei Kato holds a Master of Science in Sustainability from the University of Cape Town. He has conducted ethnographic research on the impact of mineral resource development on the surrounding communities in Africa. He also works as a design thinking coach for students and professionals at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking (d-school) at the same university. In the past, he has been involved in a number of projects at a private financial institution, including leading a cross-departmental team to develop new services and promote the spread of design thinking within the company.

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