World University Of Design Hosted 3rd - Edition Of Global Goals Jam - GADGETS INNOVATIONS


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

World University Of Design Hosted 3rd - Edition Of Global Goals Jam

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, VC at WUD addressing students at GGJ 3.0

Two – day Service Design Jam focused on Sustainable Development Goals set by the UNDP with special focus on #eWaste

70 participants across India presented their ideas to achieve UNDPs Sustainable Goal #SDG12 - Responsible Consumption & Ethical production

World University of Design (WUD) - India's first and only University dedicated to education in the creative domain successfully concluded the India Edition of the special Two-day global event focusing on Design Thinking & service design methodologies - Global Goals Jam 3.0 (GGJ) from September 20 and 21, 2019. This year’s theme focuses on the growing issue of #eWaste. It is in-line with #SDG12 - Responsible Consumption & Ethical production.

Seventy participants from across India, divided into 10 groups, participated in the workshop presented their ideas and vision for the future. Some of the innovative solution showcased include the issue of electronic waste created in the space and create solutions to reduce/ reuse/ recycle it. All the 10 teams came up with innovative ideas to solve the problem of e-waste management, unsustainable manufacturing and consumption of electronic products that have become redundant

Some of the challenges given to students to present their ideas and prepare their prototypes were:

How to get an average user interested in eWaste Management?
How can we spread awareness about what is eWaste?
How does one work towards segregation of eWaste?
What could be the various ways of Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and upcycle eWaste?
How can we scale a given eWaste solution?

Some Based on the challenges given to the students, some of the prototypes included - Affordable housing through the reuse of #eWaste. An ATM like machine where one can dump their old gadgets which can be recycle and reuse, Trash It Up – An App which consist of products made of #eWaste , Renting old products, Space Debris – A global issue which needs to be addressed and Tools for the workers in #eWaste segregation industries.

GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning where people from all around the world contribute to the 17 global goals for sustainable development of UNDP by sharing their stories, projects and visions for the future. Presently this event is happening across 60 cities in the world.

All the projects will be shared with UNDP & UNESCO for evaluation and global rollout. This is the part of the Global Goal Jam procedure.

Eminent personalities presented during the Two – day workshop includes Mr. Saurabh Jain, Vice President, Paytm, Mr. Abhishek Chaswal, Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup and Anand Jha, Vice President – 1MG. They interacted with students, discussed about their ideas and guided them on the methodology.

Sept.2019, Delhi, India

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