Global Goals Jam Community

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

Design 2030 Now!

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.
In 2017, Loftwork and FabCafe organized GGJ in Tokyo. In 2018, FabCafe Kyoto joined and organized for the Kyoto community. In 2019, GGJ was organized by the global network of FabCafe in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.

GGJ Tokyo 2019


Global Goals Jam Tokyo 2019 Video

Global Goals Jam Kyoto 2018 Video



Global Goals Jam Community


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

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.


  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

  • Yoshi Nomura

    FabCafe Producer

  • Shuhei Kato

    Loftwork Inc. Creative Director

  • Nami Urano

    Loftwork Inc. Marketing Div.

  • Kosuke Kinoshita

    MTRL Director / FabCafe Kyoto Fab Director

  • Mitsuhiro Suwa

    FabCafe / Loftwork Inc. CEO

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