Dublin Reach the Global Goals


Event Date
06/18/2019 - 18:45 - 06/18/2019 - 21:00 Europe/Dublin


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Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate we launch new technologies at a global level? Join The Ladder global goals accelerator to co-create initiatives, products, services with inter-disciplinary professionals and directly impact key issues for Dublin.

Challenge for this Sprint Round.

Challenge 1: Coalition 2030 With 17 Goals and 169 individual targets to be measured, reported on and met, new partnerships are needed – partnerships which bring together citizens and organizations from across the country, from across sectors and from across the various strands of Government. Coalition2030 engages across all SDGs and the 2030 Agenda from monitoring, evaluation, learning, research, education, public engagement, advocacy and communications activities and events.

Challenge 2: Precious Plastics “We are Precious Plastic. Precious Plastic is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. So everyone can start (yes, you too!). Hundreds of people all over the world contribute to the project with their skills & knowledge, single or monthly donations. Precious Plastic was started in 2013 by Dave Hakkens and is now at its third iteration (version) counting on dozens of people working on the project, remotely or on site (somewhere below sea level in the Netherlands). Join the fight against plastic pollution.”

Challenge 3: Love Dolphin Park (Community Sports Facility) Love Dolphin Park is a community coming together to try and keep a precious resource for the health and well-being of children, schools and sports clubs in an area starved of green spaces. A Proposal has been brought forward to develop apartments on the Sports club ground. Removing this green space from a community dependent on it for sport development and retaining Irish heritage through traditional sport. How can we hold on to this valuable resource helping to strengthen our future generation and providing them with much need active development?

How? Register for all workshops below, and you'll become part of one of the project groups.

When? 28 May - Mapping the Problem workshop [DAY1]

4 June - Ideation workshop [THIS WEEK]

11 June - Planning workshop [DAY3]

18 June - Prototyping workshop [DAY4]

25 June - User Testing workshop [DAY5]

2 July - Roadmapping workshop [FINAL WEEK]

Why? - Connect with Innovation Professionals, technology, local government & the non-profit sectors - Take action towards the global goals targets (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Social Progress Index) - Learn to apply innovation methodologies (Design Sprint, Impact Measurement) for local problems, at your organisation, startup and life - Co-create a real initiative, product or service with inter-disciplinary professionals

What you will Learn

There is only one real way to learn the skill of making real impact - by doing - so you will solve a real problem with a local non-profit ,organization, business start-up or community project, using skills you already have (and they need) in a structure we provide through 'Design Sprint' over 6 weeks.

You will learn how to define, ideate, prototype and test any idea using, the fastest and cheapest way possible. Validate your idea before spending significant money, time and resources using the most rigorous, proven - and innovative approach available today.

Not only will you be learning, you'll be contributing directly to a real local cause as well as helping The Ladder reach it's goal - getting nations to reach the global sustainable development goals by 2030 by scaling impact.

The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner- ready to try your own idea with a sprint as well as getting inside a real non-profit or charity and contributing locally.

Get in touch with us at hello@theladder.io with any questions and ideas. See you at our workshops? The Ladder Team



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