World University of Design to Host 3rd– Edition of Global Goals Jam
- A two-day worldwide event where creative teams work together on local challenges related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- Focus on gathering unique Design thinking methodologies to find solutions related to the issue of electronic-waste management
Delhi NCR, September 18, 2019 – World University of Design (WUD) – India’s first and only University dedicated to education in the creative domain is all set to host the India Edition of the special two-day global event focusing on Design Thinking – Global Goals Jam 3.0 (GGJ) on September 21 and 22, 2019 at its campus. This year’s theme is in-line with #SDG12 – Responsible Consumption & Ethical production, with special focus on #eWaste.
The focus this year is on the growing need to tackle the issue of electronic-Waste and create solutions to reduce/ reuse/ recycle it. Ideas can be in the form of a design/ product/ communication/ technology / or ideology. Participating teams will be required to solve the problem of e-waste management, unsustainable manufacturing and consumption of electronic products that have become redundant. The ideas will be collated and filtered by the GGJ teams who will further work on them and share the videos with UNDP & UNESCO. If selected, they will be implemented globally. The other participating Universities and Institutions include Ashoka University, O.P. Jindal Global University, SRM University, IIT-Delhi, Ambedkar University of Design and Jaipuria Institute of Management.
Commenting on the initiative Dr Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design said, “Global Goals are a universal call to action to address social challenges and shape a sustainable future for our forthcoming generations. Dedicated initiatives like the Global Goals Jam go a long way in ensuring that representatives/bright minds from local communities convene and collaborate to create short-term interventions to achieve long-term sustainable development impact.”
With the objective of creating awareness around the 17 UN global goals for sustainable development and encourage people to share their vision for the future, the university has been organizing this unique design jam event for past two years with one of the goals as its theme.
Sanjay Gupta further added that “#eWaste is an alarming issue worldwide. However, if we apply principles of recycle, reduce and reuse and adopt means of sustainable consumption and production, we can successfully enhance the quality of our lives. We at World University of Design believe that it is our privilege to host such meaningful forum to create real impact for the Global Goals.”
Professional & student of any discipline who aims to bring about a change and is desirous of learning service design can be a part of the event. Interested candidates can apply through:
About Global Goals Jam
The Global Goals Jam was founded by Marco van Hout and Gijs Gootjes of Digital Society School (DSS), Boaz Paldi, Simon van Woerden and Hana Omar of UNDP and has been further developed and coordinated by Anneke van Woerden (DSS). In the first edition in 2016, 17 cities participated, in 2017 45 cities, in 2018 75 cities, and this year we are moving to over 85 participating cities. Thousands of change makers have used our methodology and are now part of this growing learning community around the SDGs, ready to design 2030 now
About World University of Design
World University of Design (WUD), located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, boasts of an unusually large and highly qualified faculty members who have been educated and trained at prestigious institutes such as NIFT, NID, LCF -London, FIT – New York, SPA and Delhi College of Art among others. The university is being shaped and mentored by an illustrious Advisory Board comprising of stalwarts from the field of design such as Neha Kirpal, Veer Munshi, Mr. AG Krishna Menon, Ms. Payal Jain, Mr. Peter D’ascoli, & Mr. Amardeep Behl. In its first year itself, WUD has been recognized as ‘The Most Upcoming University’ by ASSOCHAM India; and Ranked 2nd in the Top 10 Private Universities offering Professional Education at Education World GRAND JURY 2019-20 Awards. WUD is the youngest university in India to be awarded co-funding under the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union for the project titled ‘Design and Innovation Capacity Building in India’. WUD is also a full member of Cumulus, the international association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries. This provides the widest possible access to WUD students to interact and engage with international students on a global scale. WUD has consistently focused on student-learning experience.
By V Narsingh Rao