During this Virtual SDG Program, you embark on a virtual journey and dive into the world of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (short: SDGs or Global Goals). On the one hand, you visit SDG-related companies and social start-ups in Asia and hear from selected guest speakers featuring UN Global Goals Advocates and supporting organizations. On the other hand, you become an active member in the global SDG community:
1) by adopting a goal and becoming its goalkeeper and
2) by becoming a social innovator and developing solutions for an SDG-related real industry project
This virtual experience takes you to four Asian countries and lets you discover eight organizations, such as Qualy from Thailand, Urban Spring from Hong Kong and a social start-up accelerator called ImpacTech from Singapore. You will also attend an online lecture held by a professor from the United Nations University in Japan. The virtual meetings with managers from these organizations allow you to gain a better understanding of the SDG mission and learn how you can become the change our planet deserves and needs.
Two experienced program managers and serial entrepreneurs from People & Friends virtually accompany you during the entire program. They provide guidance and support during the SDG Start-up Projects by sharing their knowledge and expertise and engaging everyone through additional virtual activities.
Besides participating in a virtual cooking class led by a Thai cooking studio, you put on your Virtual Reality headset to go on a virtual UN Peacekeeper mission, learn about endangered whale sharks and visit UN World Heritage sites, such as the Ayutthaya Historical Temples in Thailand. For the virtual cooking class, we will send you a grocery shopping list of things you need. Our chef will then show us how we prepare our own dinner virtually.