In 2015, the United Nations launched its Sustainable Development Goals with an aim to drive social change through sustainable and eco-friendly practices. In order to ensure a green future for our progeny, 17 specific goals must be met by the year 2030, as per the blueprint of United Nation’s SDGs.
The goals address poverty, hunger, and climate change, among other issues central to human progress and sustainable development, such as gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and responsible consumption and production. Makers’ Asylum’s SDG School is a project-based social entrepreneurship bootcamp that aims to address these social issues whilst giving you access to a platform where you can voice an opinion, take action, and create impact alongside other young leaders from across the globe.
The bootcamp is Makers’ Asylum’s flagship programme, which has been held every year since 2016. It started in collaboration with the French Embassy, UNESCO and CRY (in Paris), with the goal of working towards bringing together students and entrepreneurs from across the world who are excited about social impact and change.
Earlier, Makers’ had hosted the programme in the cities of Mumbai and Paris. This year, however, adhering to the social distancing protocols due to COVID-19, they have shifted the event online so that you can stay home and still get access to the varied community of mentors and peers from across the globe.
In this 2-week programme, participants will be exposed to global scenarios and new methodologies whilst being trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project. The camp will start off with a discussion about the various SDGs and the various problems that there are with UNESCO’s director for the participants to learn about them. Following the talk, participants will be invited to organise themselves in various teams and work on these problems, coming up with proofs of concepts, and working prototypes for the same.
Below are the details for this year’s SDG School to be held online:
- Program Dates: 07 Dec - 18 December 2020 (Monday to Friday)
- Location: Online
- Timings: 2 PM - 6 PM IST/ 9.30 AM - 1.30 PM CET
- Age group: 16+ (no upper limit and open to all disciplines)
- Ideal for: Entrepreneurs, Students, Freelancers, Artists, Designers, Engineers and everyone who wants to create an impact
- Application Deadline: November 10, 2020
Check out Makers’ Asylum’s website here.
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