Launched in 2018, the Global Solvers Co-Lab convenes emerging leaders from across sectors and geographies to learn, collaborate, and co-create meaningful solutions to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a local level with the global context in mind.
Adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a set of universal goals to address today’s urgent environmental, political and economic challenges and sustainably improve the lives and future prospects of all people sharing this planet. Governments, organizations, and institutions have subscribed to the SDGs since, yet significant progress towards meeting the goals has not been made. As part of the SDG Report 2017, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged: “Our challenge now is to mobilize action that will bring these agendas meaningfully and tangibly to life (by 2030)” – a challenge that is even more pressing today.
While the world is moving together, it seems that important factors are yet to be put into place in order for stakeholders across the board to work together as global citizens to tackle the big issues of our time.
The Global Solvers Co-Lab is the space where sectors, cultures, identities, and know-how converge into something “greater than the sum of its parts”. It’s a space to deepen understanding of complex global issues, grow capacity, build networks for impact, and broaden your impact horizons. It’s a space to pivot your passion, drive and expertise as you connect, collaborate and co-create hands-on with emerging leaders from across place, identity and field. It’s an opportunity to envision and help create a future that ensures lives of dignity for all.
Connecting hearts, hands and minds to advance the Sustainable Development Goals!
The Global Solvers Accelerator connects, empowers, and transforms emergent agents of social change across the globe.
The program engages participants through an eight-month project-based collaborative learning journey to refine social impact initiatives they are spearheading, build collective leadership competencies, and ignite transformative change that cut across barriers of place and identity, furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Global Solvers Accelerator may include a weeklong in-person retreat in July 2023 for active and engaged Global Solvers, fondly termed the ‘Global Solvers Co-Lab’!
By joining the program, participants stand to gain valuable competencies and insights, both from mentors and peers, and experience the in-person CoLab in July!
From 22-27 September 2018, 20 young SDG advocates from 11 countries came together at the Global Solvers Co-Lab in Aubervilliers (France) to learn, shape and collaborate at the intersection of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 4, 8 and 9. We called this combination of goals “489 UN-limited” - click here to let the #CoLab489 magic unfolded!
Do you want to help build a global community of change makers?