NEW DELHI: The World University of Design (WUD) – India’s first and only University dedicated to education in the creative domain today initiated a two-day exclusive Design Thinking workshop – Global Goals Jam 2.0 (GGJ).
The workshop is being held in association with the Digital Society School of University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam along with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning where people from all around the world contribute to the 17 global goals for sustainable development by sharing their stories, projects and visions for the future.
The Workshop was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. Swati Subodh, the bio-scientist-entrepreneur and Director for Healthcare Innovations at 1M1B (1 million for 1 billion) Foundation. Keynote address was delivered by Dr. Sushma Sagar, Professor & Surgeon, AIIMS Delhi. Some of the co-mentors at the workshop included Prof. PV Madhusudan Rao – Professor & Head (Design), IIT Delhi and Prabhat Gusain, Investment specialist @investIndia (Startup India).
The event attracted participation from 56 innovators from around the country including 8 bachelor and masters students of IIT Delhi. After evaluating the pitch from all the ideators, the mentors finalized 7 ideas which are being taken forward. These ideas will mature into proper business plans by the end of the workshop and will be evaluated by UNDP for a global rollout. WUD aims to take forward the UNDPs sustainable goal of ‘Good Health & Well Being” by co-creation of sustainable solutions aiding the future of mankind.
Global Goals Week was launched in 2016 under the aegis of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and together with the United Nations Foundation to offer an SDG-focused branding umbrella for key convening both within and alongside the UN General Assembly (UNGA). It has grown each year and continues to recruit more partners in the build up to 2020, the key milestone for the Goals agenda. This year WUD will host this event along with 40 other cities worldwide. WUD has been hosting the event in India since 2017.