Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking annual event that will bring together the global community taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It will recognize and celebrate the innovators, conveners and breakthrough actors who are transforming lives, tackling trade-offs and generating practical solutions to some of the world’s most intractable development problems.

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation. The Festival will bring together a wide array of organizations and individuals – spanning multiple sectors and regions – to build synergies amongst different constituencies, increase mutual understanding, and approach problems and solutions from multiple angles.

The Festival will focus on three core themes in 2018:

INNOVATION​ AND ​DISRUPTIVE​ ​CHANGE

To​ ​deliver​ ​Agenda​ ​2030​ ​we​ ​need​ ​transformative​ ​change.​ ​What​ ​are​ ​new​ ​technological​ ​innovations that​ ​can​ ​help?​ ​Which​ ​underlying​ ​social​ ​norms​ ​and​ ​value​ ​systems​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​disrupted?​ ​How​ ​can disruptive​ ​change​ ​globally,​ ​nationally​ ​and​ ​locally​ ​be​ ​fostered​ ​at​ ​high​ ​pace?

CITIZEN​ ​ENGAGEMENT

Agenda​ ​2030​ ​was​ ​created​ ​with​ ​broader​ ​citizen​ ​consultation​ ​than​ ​any​ ​previous​ ​global​ ​political agenda.​ ​​ ​Why​ ​does​ ​it​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​include​ ​citizen​ ​voices​ ​in​ ​global​ ​political​ ​debates?​ ​How​ ​can​ ​people from​ ​around​ ​the​ ​globe​ ​be​ ​engaged​ ​in​ ​the​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​SDGs?​ ​How​ ​can​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of citizen​ ​engagement​ ​be​ ​maximized?

COMMUNICATING​ ​THE​ ​SDGS

Everyone​ ​can​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​the​ ​SDGs.​ ​To​ ​do​ ​that​ ​everyone​ ​has​ ​to​ ​know​ ​about​ ​the​ ​SDGs. How​ ​can​ ​we​ ​reach​ ​people​ ​who​ ​are​ ​not​ ​yet​ ​aware​ ​of​ ​Agenda​ ​2030?​ ​How​ ​can​ ​we​ ​reach​ ​those​ ​people we​ ​don’t​ ​usually​ ​reach​ ​outside​ ​“our​ ​bubble”?​ ​​ ​How​ ​can​ ​we​ ​make​ ​data​ ​and​ ​topics​ ​like​ ​governance​ ​be interesting​ ​-​ ​or​ ​“How​ ​to​ ​make​ ​data​ ​sexy”?​ ​How​ ​can​ ​national​ ​and​ ​local​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​communicating​ ​the SDGs​ ​be​ ​devised?

 

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