The SDG Global Festival of Action is back in Bonn, Germany (1-3 April) and calling all SDG changemakers to become part of the program for 2020! Hosting sessions, workshops, organize partner meetings, strategic sit-downs or share expertise in panels and talks. The 4th edition of the Festival will be a milestone to raise the visibility and impact of the accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), creating the platform for changemakers to share ideas, strengthen partnerships across all sectors and lead transformative change.
2020will kick start the Decade of Action announced by the UN Secretary-General during the United Nations General Assembly in September, and also marks the UN75 Anniversary. For this super year of activism, more than 2,000 leaders and cutting edge thinkers from all sectors, from across the world, will unite at the SDG Global Festival of Action to transform local action into global impact For People and For Planet.
Do you or your organization…
👉 Excel in driving engagement for the SDGs?
👉Lead transformative change in your industry to tackle climate change or inequalities?
👉Aim to develop new partnerships to optimize your efforts for the SDGs?
Apply to help shape the most transformative and inclusive festival for the SDGs, or register to participate in this unique experience.
Don’t miss the chance to be there, in the company of leading SDG changemakers! Join us in 2020 to together find new ways to inspire individuals and organizations to take action For People and For Planet, while celebrating the diversity of incredible SDD action already taking place across the world.
“For the 1st time, I saw concrete commitments & practical solutions in achieving the #SDGs“. We’ve asked some of the 🔝inspiring speakers & participants: What makes #SDGActionFest an experience not to miss?
Join @HamzyCODE and other leading activists👉https://t.co/18zo9jVH4U pic.twitter.com/DdZMC5g47G
— UN SDG Action Campaign (@SDGaction) December 12, 2019
Why should you be part of the next #SDGActionFest?
The SDG Global Festival of Action is designed by, and for the SDG Community – including anyone who transforms local action into global impact to advance the SDGs. Featuring a range of session, workshop and meeting formats, the festival provides a unique experience for each participant.
“The mobilization is done through knowledge, through understanding of this very complex Agenda, and through empowerment of everybody“
-Christina Gallach, High Commissioner for the Agenda 2030 Government Spain
Exchange your knowledge and perspectives with other experts, discover new ways to inspire SDG Action by building meaningful connections, and experience transformation taking place For People and For Planet.
“You go away inspired“ Emma Hope of @CanonUKandIE leading the #Canon Young People Program appreciates the festival’s inclusivity and that it gives young people a platform to engage with #SDGs
Join, meet, network, be a part of #SDGActionFest 2020 👉https://t.co/18zo9jVH4U pic.twitter.com/8dLX9C6n55
— UN SDG Action Campaign (@SDGaction) December 12, 2019
We can’t continue business as usual if we want to make real progress towards the achievement of Agenda 2030! Let’s combine our expertise, find new partners from different disciplines and amplify joint actions for the SDGs.
Here are the top 5 reasons why YOU need to join the SDG Global Festival of Action.
1. Build Your Knowledge & Ideate New Solutions
How is your company excelling in combating climate change? Are you changing the narrative around Gender Inequalities? Is your organization’s mission to engage individuals in making clean water and energy accessible and affordable for all?
In the plenary hall speakers from all sectors share their expertise in panels on a wide range of different topics. Hear key lessons from experts, deepen your knowledge on policies related to the SDGs, and learn more about revolutionary ideas and actions changing the landscape of sustainable development
“Hold onto the vision, the vision that you have for communities, the vision that you have for the planet, and let’s get it done”
Eddie Ndopu, SDG Advocate
Are yo looking for deep dives and hands-on experiences to enhance your skills to advance the SDGs? In “how-to” sessions and a track if session dedicated to inspiring a new normal you can optimize your skills while meeting new people and strengthening partnerships with individuals and organizations who focus on the acceleration of the same goal — action on the SDGs won’t be completed by one institution or sector alone.
(1/2) Throwback to one of the most informative workshops at @SDGaction – learnings we immediately incorporated in our own #SDGGlobalFest workshop on “Design your own SDG Intervention”. Design approaches & context knowledge contribute enormously to #SDGPartnerships #SDG17 https://t.co/Zxk1VNblop
— 2030 Cabinet (@2030Cabinet) July 8, 2019
2. Discover & Share
The #SDGActionFest 2020 will boost creative thinking as you get the chance to meet, listen and present your ideas to like-minded people and experts of all industries, sectors and to a global audience, live-streamed on UN TV.
Join us at this dynamic to stage to learn more about the influencer behind the insights, or tell your own 10-min story to your peers, potential partner and our global audience. Apply and make the stage yours!
The 2020 edition will also provide the opportunity for you to boost your engagement at the dedicated Media Zone and, why not deliver your own pop-up presentation at one of the demo spaces?
3. Meet & Connect
Become part of the global SDG community that unites at the SDG Global Festival of Action. Coming together and collaborating with other creatives, activists, government and business leaders expands collective and individual impact.
“Disruptive change does not happen in meetings, but these meetings we can use to be inspired to raise the ambition and to connect with others knowing that we are not alone. Let’s not forget that there is so much more we all need to do.”
Marina Ponti, Director of UN SDG Action Campaign
The Festival hosts plenty of networking opportunities, and a platform to host your own network for a closed door strategy sit-down. Individuals hold private strategy meetings. Individuals, institutions, international and local NGOs, creatives, media, businesses and local and national governments representatives can leverage existing alliances while you are all in town, and build new meaningful connections.
4. Immerse Yourself in Tech and Arts for the SDGs
The Festival is a space, and moment created for far more than talking, listening, and networking. It’s the convening place where the SDGs come to life with immersive live performances, experiential content creation, original film screenings and the latest emerging technologies taking SDG Action to the next level.
The Exhibition Zone is where you can explore hands-on experiences related to transforming local action into global impact. Featuring art showcases, live performances and demonstrations, installations, Virtual and Augmented Reality journeys, this dedicated space will provide a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the mind to delve into the Decade of Action!
To give you a taste of the VR and AR Zone at the Festival, experience immersive media from MY World 360° young content creators. Applications are open for the next MY World 360° selection that will be premiered at the Festival.
5. Celebrate with the SDG Community
This festival would not be a festival without celebration! After full days of sessions, experiences and media moments, connect with old and new festival friends for two dedicated evenings of social and cultural experiences. Harness the energy and passion of this incredible community with art, music, performances and where we celebrate what has brought us all together — a passion for achieving the SDGs.
We can’t wait to meet all the creative and innovative minds that we share our commitment to this agenda with, and experience the transformation taking place in situ at the SDG Global Festival of Action.
Join the community 1–3 April 2020 in Bonn, Germany, and let’s celebrate each other’s achievements and get energized for the next 10 years — a Decade of Action.
You have until 1st March to register!
For more information follow #SDGActionFest or visit 👉https://globalfestivalofaction.org/