Institute for Global Prosperity
and London International Development Centre — LIDC
are hosting a joint hackathon led by Darshita Gillies CEO and Co-Founder of Maanch.
Are we prepared for 2030?
This event will galvanise youth energy in the UK and #Commonwealth
nations on delivering and monitoring progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs
In particular, we have identified four interrelated and mission-critical SDGs as pivotal to realising sustainable prosperity: SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 8 Decent work and SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities.
We plan to use these four SDGs as the basis for our global city hackathon to give participants a deep understanding of current statuses, implementing partners, funders, and strategies to inspire SDG attainment generally, and specifically with a youth lens.
1) Analyse UN Data to understand where London is positioned with regard to the 4 mission critical interrelated SDGs.
2) Hack solutions for progress towards goals 2, 4, 8 & 11 in a global city of your teams choosing, and present strategies to the group.
The hackathon intends to initiate cross cultural learning and collaboration among the international student community.
Everyone with passion for finding sustainable development solutions is encouraged to apply to this Hackathon. We encourage diversity (gender, skill sets, backgrounds, both professionals and university students, etc.).
You do not need to have technical skills to participate. We encourage diverse backgrounds to apply, including open source developers, graphic designers, product managers, researchers, data analysts, civic innovators, subject matter experts in the fields of health, education, poverty alleviation, social change, environment, and other community services, etc.
Participation in the Hackathon is free
Why the UN SDGs?
There are 17 SDGs with 169 targets. To realise the SDGs it is estimated that the world will need to invest between 7-10% of global annual GDP per year.
But don’t let this put you off!
The SDGs are also the first comprehensive plan for the whole of humanity to flourish within the means of the planet. This makes them a good framework for creative solutions to global challenges that have environmental and social impact at their core.
Networking with like-minded students, entrepreneurs and academics
The opportunity to present winning solutions at the IGP/LIDC conference, SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement", on the 13th February 2019 in front of an audience 100 guests from the philanthropic, higher education, funding, governmental and NGO worlds
Free ticket to Fast Forward 2030 entrepreneur speaker event
Event hashtag: #SDGeneration
«SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement»
This hackathon is part of the IGP and LIDC February event series exploring the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation.
Join us on 13th February 2019 at the Amnesty International Offices in East London for our main event in the series, the one-day joint conference «SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement».