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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.

Global Solvers Co-Lab 2020

Connecting hearts, hands and minds to advance Sustainable Development Goals: 13-5-3 UN-limited

The next Global Solvers Co-Lab will take place from 7-12 June 2020 in Gotha & Jena, Germany.

Leading up to the 5th anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Solvers Co-Lab 2020 convenes emerging SDG advocates and community leaders from across sectors and geographies to learn, shape and co-create solutions that advance sustainable development – in their communities and at a global scale. Participants will engage primarily around the following SDGs:

We are calling this combination of goals “13-5-3 UN-limited”.

Over the course of six days, participants will join forces to gain a deeper understanding of these SDGs, explore how they intersect and develop strategies to mobilize communities in order to generate impact locally and help push the needle on a global scale. Expect to engage in intensive collaboration for the entire event, sharing your unique perspective, experiences, and approaches through a series of interactive work sessions, project visits and much more. And: participants can access scholarships for travel and lodging on a needs-base.

Find out more about our upcoming #CoLab2020 here!

Apply to the Co-Lab 2020!

The Co-Lab 2020 is an immersive experience that offers tools, resources and the impetus to take responsibility and act on the issues related to SDG 13 (Climate Action), 5 (Gender Equality), and 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). Apply today and join the journey!

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