#UNLEASHLAB2017 - 197 New Solutions to the #SDGs ! The world needs more innovative solutions to achieve the @unitednations SDGs? We agree. And we are proud to present you today 197 new implementable next-generation solutions developed by our amazing talents during #UNLEASHLAB2017 ! Please visit www.unleash.org/solution-catalogue and learn more about the talents and the outcomes of the very first UNLEASH Innovation Lab! #globalgoals #sustainability #unitednations Picture © @astridkbh
NYC, you never cease to amaze me. 🍎 1️⃣ Monday, I had dinner with the @diversability crew. I am still so amazed by and grateful for the community we’ve built here. 2️⃣ Tuesday, started with one of my favorites from #UnleashLab2017 , Verena. When you bring 1,000 people together, it’s hard to say how many of those friendships will stick, but this is one I’m grateful did. She is such a bright light. Then it was time for spooky coworking with @dreamersdoers friends @erinaceously Ended the night on a high note with dinner with @t2squaredx , which made me realize I’ve kind of sucked at staying in touch (sorry! ). 3️⃣ Wednesday, no visit to NYC is complete without catching up with one of my favorite humans @cafemare_ This has been a “tradition” we’ve managed to keep up since our intern brunches in 2009. Then I spontaneously met up with @eliasibrahim23 who I don’t think I’ve seen since our college days 7 years ago. #ohsixx lives on, and it’s funny because I didn’t think I’d stay out after 9:30pm but ended up getting home well after 1:30am. That’s what NYC and good company does to you! Then I made Elias hang onto some of my things as I head to my next adventure, so I’m excited I might get to see him and @jesscardenass before the end of the year. 4️⃣ Thursday, the reason for this trip. I moderated a panel on “Covering” (invisible diversity ) at #3PercentConf — what an important topic with some of the pioneers at the forefront of this conversation. I’m a fan of conferences because they are an endless source of inspiration and I love the newness of learning something and the energy of the people around me. I closed the day by sprinting to the @worldeconomicforum for an event, ended up missing most of it, but the best part was seeing the NY Shapers crew like Neil. 5️⃣ And now it’s Friday, as I’m getting ready to travel 22 hours across the world for the next adventure. There were many who were part of this trip that I didn’t get to take selfies with, and even more I didn’t get the chance to catch up with while I was here. Until next time... #manifesting17 #mookysadventures #nyc
Since I met him at the Clinton Global Initiative University #CGIU 2013 Meeting in St. Louis, Paulus has over-impressed me with his pro-education and sustainable development activities in his home country Cameroon. My brother, #happybirthday to you and your twin brother. I wish you many more blissful years of impact. Great #UNLEASHlab2017 talent!
From #UNLEASHLab2017 to #UNday event, excited to meet my #vitalvans co-innovator, Bukky for the first time in Nigeria. Via a video message, we advocated the prioritization of youth-led innovation towards achieving the #globalgoals The audience were school kids, UN staff, members of the diplomatic corps, top government officials, NGOs, private sector and the media.
Our last year Business Pitch Winners are present to encourage the next RSW Entrepreneurs! #RSW2017 #Repost @generation_enterprise ( @get_repost ) ・・・ We discovered these two young men at last year's @readysetworkng when they pitched a biodigester to create cooking gas from bio-waste like cow dung. Clear plan, solid pitch, realistic funding requirements, humble, knowledgeable team. 😎 They won 1st place and Lagos State Governor @akinwunmiambode directly awarded another $15k to them. Not only have they braved the early tempest of entrepreneurship, they've also become excellent brand ambassadors for #rsw2017 , brain child of @felabankolemoh @bwalesiyanbola labored over them and 13 other grads who were attempting to solve intractable problems in #lagosstate #lagos #innovation #environment #sgds #unleashlab2017 #youth #employment #biogas #waste #upcycling
We discovered these two young men at last year's @readysetworkng when they pitched a biodigester to create cooking gas from bio-waste like cow dung. Clear plan, solid pitch, realistic funding requirements, humble, knowledgeable team. 😎 They won 1st place and Lagos State Governor @akinwunmiambode directly awarded another $15k to them. Not only have they braved the early tempest of entrepreneurship, they've also become excellent brand ambassadors for #rsw2017 , brain child of @felabankolemoh @bwalesiyanbola labored over them and 13 other grads who were attempting to solve intractable problems in #lagosstate #lagos #innovation #environment #sgds #unleashlab2017 #youth #employment #biogas #waste #upcycling
If you're at #WEFTEC17 , you'll definitely want to stop by and hear from eight WEF young professionals who went to Denmark for the UNLEASH Lab to tackle water-themed projects! Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m. CT, McCormick Place, Booth 7739 Hall B #UNLEASHLAB2017 #water #wastewater #cleanwater #publichealth #waterquality
Great day today the mentors @blazekenya #Technology Confrey #Retail and #Manufacturing KateMahu #Photography Lyra #Music Blessing #CreativeArts Patricia #Fashion Joykendi and #Agriculture Caleb had an opportunity to listen to over 250 ideas from young blazer's here in Eldoret #BLAZEKenya #Prescreening
#Repost @toyinsaraki ( @get_repost ) ・・・ Great to see a young #man engage on #breastfeeding @wbwafrica : Youth Partner Boris Nwachukwu reflects on last months World Breast Feeding Week & and the benefits to breast feeding, especially in those first hours and days. #UNLEASHLAB2017 Read his article now - wellbeingwomen.org/article-boris-nwachukwu-sept-2017 #WBW #BreastFeeding #MaternalHealth #ChildHealth #SDG #MNCH #Nigeria #Doctors #srhr
Right on the Aarhus harbor sits the world's largest globe 🌍 presented by @climateplanet Installations like this, which changed this Danish city's skyline for the summer, can be a really powerful tool for education, awareness, and rethinking sustainability, climate change, and our environmental impact. Can we design more immersive experiences and exhibitions that not only become "viral Instagram hotspots" but also make you think about what's happening in the world? #manifesting17 #mookysadventures #unleashlab2017 #aarhus #denmark #weareclimatechange
Youth Partner Boris Nwachukwu reflects on last months World Breast Feeding Week & and the benefits to breast feeding, especially in those first hours and days. #UNLEASHLAB2017 Read his article now - wellbeingwomen.org/article-boris-nwachukwu-sept-2017 #WBW #BreastFeeding #MaternalHealth #ChildHealth #SDG #MNCH #Nigeria #Doctors #SRHR
The #Arcadis #Lovinklaan foundation facilitates #ArcadisQuest , allowing employees to visit other offices for knowledge exchange. As my #Quest comes to an end , I am reflecting on the most valuable outcome I see from from the program-- making connections with folks across the globe. By #learning about what other op-cos are doing and how they are being successful, we get new #ideas to take back to our regions and vice-versa. Also, after face-to-face interactions, people always feel more comfortable reaching out to one another for collaboration and idea sharing. 💡 I feel so lucky that I was able to add my Quest onto the back of work for #UNLEASHLab2017 Thank you very much to everyone who spent time with me! #Netherlands #Nederland #Arcadis #Engineering #Lovemyjob #innovation #networking #relationships #amersfoort #amsterdam #denbosch
Think sustainable development goals-- may sound unachievable but as the cheesy saying goes unless u aim for the moon u aint going to land up in the stars. So u might as well try. Look up UN SDG's and see if its possible to somehow align your work or even your daily life to achieve certain targets to save the planet. They are color coded too: ) #unsdgs #united #savetheworld #planetearth #instaenvironment #unleashlab2017 #poseforthecamera #ideasworthspreading #ideassanas
Perdi a conta de quantas vezes me emocionei no último mês! ❤️ De trabalhar pela ONU à palestrar no maior evento sobre veganismo do Brasil. Poder conviver, por tanto tempo, com pessoas que se importam tanto quanto eu com o futuro do mundo e com o futuro do próximo, é transformador demais!! Perceber que o seu trabalho e os seus ideais fazem parte de um movimento lindo, que tá crescendo em progressão geométrica, e voltar pra casa com o coração cheio de vontade de fazer cada vez mais, porque você tá cada vez mais conectado com pessoas incríveis! É EMOCIONANTE E INSPIRADOR DEMAIS! 🙏🏼 Tentando colocar em palavras o que meu coração tá sentindo, tentando traduzir a intensidade em que ele tá pulsando... será que vocês conseguem sentir um pouquinho disso por aqui?! ❤️ Os eventos acabaram, mas o trabalho continua! Tem muito a ser feito e tô mais motivada que nunca 💪🏼 Obrigada por fazerem parte dessa corrente comigo! O blog é muito mais que sobre receitas: é sobre questionar padrões, sobre escolhas conscientes, sobre amor e carinho, sobre energia e espiritualidade, sobre uma vida com propósito! Obrigada por estarem aqui caminhando comigo 🙏🏼❤️ Amo muito vocês!! #flordesalblog #flordesalcampos #flordesalpelomundo #vegfest2017 #unleashlab2017
A week since #unleashlab2017 I'm at this Pho place wondering where the hell I even am. Time zones are a weird thing...its like jumping between the future and the past at the same time, while sitting in a giant metal germ tube crawling across space, painting the horizon with vapor trails. So many reflections...the scale of this experiment itself, the sheer audacity of flying 1,000 people from 129 countries into Denmark with a sole mission to tackle what seem such daunting challenges. After spending two days in Copenhagen, we split into our chosen Sustainable Development Goal and moved to designated Danish Folk High Schools, an incredible model for adult education that doesn't grant degrees but rather focuses on lifelong vocational and experiential learning. Ours was in Snoghoj, a beautiful town anchored by the sea. Throughout the next few days we spent 12-16 hours/day understanding fundamental problems, eating, sleeping, and building ideas from the ground up. It was tough. But every laugh, every dance party, every jam session was earned and cherished. What came out of it was breath ktaking. From black soldier fly microfarms that generate fish feed from food waste for farmers in Nigeria, to a marketplace that connects sign interpreters with deaf girls in rural Kenya, to an Instagram for poop that uses machine learning for advance detection of cancer. Teams presented to luminaries like Danish prime minister, Sal Khan of Khanacademy, and wait for it...Ashton Kutcher! Despite being real life Kelso, he spoke with incredible conviction and clarity. You can see why he foresaw the opportunity and invested early in uber and airbnb. At the end of the day my biggest lessons have come to be another reminder of: 1. Serendipity: Life is a series of rabbit holes, you can crawl down or dive in, but go down you must. 2. Perception: The future is a projection of the past. Sometimes when you create the future, reflection of the past in the rear-view mirror can change. 3. Synchronicity: Perceptions and aspirations can be subjective, but when it aligns through shared missions, its very powerful. #un #sustainablefashion #water