The World University of Design (WUD) organized a two-day exclusive Design Thinking workshop – Global Goals Jam 2.0 (GGJ) from September 21-22, 2018. The workshop was held in association with the Digital Society School of University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam along and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).
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.
Fifty Six innovators from across the country, divided into 10 groups, participated in the workshop presenting their ideas and vision for the future. The topics they selected aimed to create or improve informative, preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic or assistive interventions for issues related to good health & well being. Seven ideas were shortlisted by the experts in the mentor group from AIIMS, IIT and other health-care agencies. All the projects will be shared with UNDP for evaluation and global rollout.
Said Akash Mangla, a final year Mechanical Engineering student form IIT Delhi, “The SDG that we have been assigned is the good health and well-being, so we are working on a small machine which can be used by poor and illiterate people to diagnose the problems related to the heart.”