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SDGeneration: Hacking solutions for the UN SDGs

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Are we prepared for 2030?

In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL will be holding a hackathon led by Darshita Gillies CEO and Co-Founder of Maanch.

This day-long hackathon will offer students, with a passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the opportunity to come together to learn, ideate, solve and present their ideas on how to tackle some of the global challenges we face today.

We’re inviting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, from art and design, to anthropology and management, to share their knowledge and skills. The hackathon will be facilitated by leading academics and entrepreneurs to help guide you through the day.

Why the UN SDGs?

There are 17 SDGs with 169 targets. To realise the SDGs it is estimated that the world will need to invest between 7-10% of global annual GDP per year.

But don’t let this put you off!

The SDGs are also the first comprehensive plan for the whole of humanity to flourish within the means of the planet. This makes them a good framework for creative solutions to global challenges that have environmental and social impact at their core.

Why attend?

  • Networking with like-minded students, entrepreneurs and academics
  • The opportunity to present winning solutions at the IGP/LIDC conference, “SDGeneration: A citizen science movement”, on the 13th February 2019 in front of an audience 100 guests from the philanthropic, higher education, funding, governmental and NGO worlds


8:30 – 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome address & introduction

9:15 – 10:00: Set the context and introduce activities for the day

10:00 -12:30: Morning session

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 16:00: Afternoon session

16:00 – 16:15: Break

16:15 – 17:00: Outcomes and Award ceremony

Event hashtag: #SDGeneration

“SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”

This hackathon is part of the IGP and LIDC February event series exploring the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation.

Join us on 13th February 2019 at the Amnesty International Offices in East London for our main event in the series, the one-day joint conference “SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”.


UCL Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London,E15 2GWUnited Kingdom

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