2021 Global Solutions Lab – Jun 13-26

Posted by Global Solutions Lab on May 4, 2021

You are invited to work on developing solutions to the world’s most critical problems— and as part of that process, you will also will plan out how to reach one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

During the Global Solutions Lab you are briefed by UN and other experts. You learn, as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multicultural, inter-generational team of like-minded change-makers from around the world, how to develop solutions to real-world problems and strategies for achieving the SDGs. At Lab’s end, participants present their work to a group of UN, corporate, philanthropic and NGO leaders who provide valuable feedback. Your resulting work is published in articles and a book that comes out later in the year. Last year’s work can be seen and obtained here.

This year’s focus is on climate change, food, energy, biodiversity and regenerative cities. How can we meet the needs of the world and regenerate our environmental support systems at the same time? How do we avert global disaster by designing the world in which we want to live?

Last year, we held the first virtual Global Solutions Lab. This year, the 17th annual Lab, we will again be online— plus, there are some exciting changes. We will start off with the premier of World.Game.2.0, the global problem-solving simulation that puts you in charge of the world— the first version of which we developed with Buckminster Fuller. There is also an exciting lineup of speakers from the UN, new online tools, materials, interactive exercises, and a few surprises.

The Global Solutions Lab is a structured learning experience that fosters creativity, leadership, disruptive innovations, design science, global perspectives and local solutions. It is intense, fast-paced, and for many, transformative. It is focused on real-world problems and real world solutions that we strive to have implemented.

To register, go here.

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