What is SDGs?
The SDGs(Sustainable development goals) are a United Nations-sponsored effort to create a common set of development goals for all communities in every country, with a deadline for attainment of 2030. The idea is to get governments, aid organizations, foundations and NGOs on the same page about what global problems most urgently need to be solved and how to measure progress and solutions.
What is SDGo challenge?
SDGo challenge (Sustainable Development Go) is a challenge jointly organized by a number of universities and institutions (Beijing Normal University, Tsinghua University, CRI, Open Science School, etc.), based on the United Nations issued by 2015, “17 Sustainable development goals (SDG – Sustainable Development Goal) “comprehensive innovation practice competition.
The SDGo challenge 2017 edition is focused on:
SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
The challenge is divided in three phases:
Gray Phase: Define a SDG problem
April 22 – May 7
Yellow Phase: Analyse the SDG problem
May 8 – 28
Red Phase: Solve the SDG problem
May 29 – June 18
At present, SDGo challenge Beijing is developed among 7 schools, 12 Teams and 67 high school students
For more information, visit: http://sdgo.ooo/
Photo: Opening workshop that marked the kickoff of the SDGo competition