Global Goals Jam Edinburgh
Join the first ever Global Goals Jam in Edinburgh and become part of an exciting new event where teams around the world will design practical, actionable interventions to help achieve the Global Goals. The Jam will run from the evening of Friday 16 September through the weekend of 17–18 September, and will take place at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh.
During the 2015 Social Good Summit, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. In 109 locations around the world, people discussed these 17 Global Goals and what they would mean for their lives. Now it is time to move forward with concrete actions to achieve the goals. The United Nations Development Programme, MediaLAB Amsterdam, and the Data for All project invite you to participate in this two-day event and apply your knowledge, skills and desire to learn to global efforts to realise the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Goals Jam in Edinburgh will focus on Goals 7, 11 and 12:
Challenges related to these goals will be presented by a number of different organisations, and teams will also have the option to identify their own challenges.
Follow the event on Twitter: #GlobalGoalsJam
We will be using the following location for the Jam:
The kick-off event on the evening of Friday 16th will be in Miniforum 2 on the Fourth Floor of the Informatics Forum, and the main Jam will be in G.07 on the Ground Floor.
The Jam will run from the evening of Friday 16th September through to the afternoon of Sunday 18th September. Here is the detailed schedule.
Friday 16th: Miniforum 2, Informatics Forum
|18:00–20:30||Kick-off the Jam!
Saturday 17th: G07, Informatics Forum
Experience the problem
|14:00–15:00||Sprint 1 continued|
Respond to the problem
Sunday 18th: G07, Informatics Forum
Make a prototype
|14:00–15:00||Sprint 3 continued|
|16:00–17:30||Pitching and feedback|
- How can we communicate with people about their patterns of energy usage and payments using 'interactive' non-digital materials and methods?
Tools and Resources
From the start of the Jam, we will be asking teams to use the SCREAM app for setting goals, choosing design methods, and uploading results:
- SCREAM for Android (or search in the store for SCREAM MediaLAB)
- SCREAM for iOS (or search in the store for SCREAM Design)
More information about the MediaLab Design Method Toolkit is available at http://medialabamsterdam.com/toolkit/.
|http://www.negawattchallenge.com/data||Energy data and related resources from the Negawatt global competition on empowering communities to innovate around local energy issues.|
|http://india.nightlights.io||India Night Lights; also see World Bank blog|
|https://data.gov.in/keywords/solar-power||India Solar Power|
|http://watchyourpower.org/||Electricity supply monitoring|
|https://opendata.go.ke||Kenya data portal|
|http://www.europeandataportal.eu||European data portal|
|http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps||European Environment Agency portal|
|http://environment.data.gov.uk||data.gov landing page about mostly DEFRA data|
|http://data.edinburghopendata.info||City of Edinburgh Council open data portal|
|https://edinburghlivinglab.github.io/dds/datasets/||Some food and waste data specific to University of Edinburgh|
|http://www.landmatrix.org/en||Open database on land use / land deals|
|http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk||Gridwatch, UK National Grid data|
|http://www.product-open-data.com||Open product data|
|https://open.sourcemap.com||Tool to help you visualise supply chains|
|https://opencorporates.com||Data that might help w/ supply chain info|
|http://openfoodfacts.org||Data for over 60,000 food products from 134 countries|