The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is designed as an inclusive convening opportunity for the international SDG community. Driven and hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign,  who lead the overall strategy and program of the Festival, we are looking for partners to help curate, co-design and support the direction and delivery of the event.

There are a range of partnership opportunities to fit a variety of needs.

  • Interested in making your mark as serious mover and shaker in this space?
  • Keen to expand your network and organizational visibility?
  • Keen to play an active role in shaping and influencing the conversations to revolutionize sustainable development?

The 2030 Agenda not only requires a revolution in thinking and action, but also a paradigm shift in support, promotion and buy-in to the people and projects that will make the achievement of these critical goals possible! We want to recognize and celebrate the supporters and advocates of the global sustainable development movement by offering the opportunity to put your name and feed your insights into THE meeting place for the  Global SDG action community.

Festival partners not only have the opportunity make their mark as a collaborator in this agenda through high-level visibility at the event but also as co-designers, co-curators and committed actors to furthering the conversations required to achieve the SDGs.

With over 1500 diverse participants from around the world expected to join us at the event –  representing civil society, government, youth, the private sector, activists, artists, cities and more – this is a prime opportunity to tap into their potential to advance the SDGs!

International exposure: Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018 – In Numbers

  • Over 50 interactive sessions featured
  • Over 250 speakers
  • Over 1,500 participants
  • More than 30,000 people watched the livestream from 158 countries
  • Over 30 innovations and exhibitions showcased
  • 20 SDG films screened
  • Over 50 talks, dialogues, barcamps and unique sessions on the SDG Studio
  • Over 66 million social media impressions

There are a variety partnership categories being explored, for an overview of different options please see below.

Opportunity Budget Visibility Promotion
Host

UN SDG Action Campaign

Overall strategy and implementation Responsible for the budget Logo on all Festival material

 

Promoting the Festival via organizational contact lists, social media channels et cetera

Organising Partners Lead the design and delivery of substantive contributions to the Festival programme Contributes financially and/or in-kind (i.e. with staff time) Logo on all main Festival material
Supporting Partners Provide funding support to contribute towards a travel fund for qualifying participants Contributes financially Logo on all main Festival material
Host City Partner Opportunity to endorse the event as the location host, linking local government objectives with the agenda Contribute in-kind with local promotion and support Logo on all main Festival material
SDG Action Awards Sponsors Active role in Awards Programme and Ceremony development, branding and communications outreach Contributes financially Logo on all SDG Action awards communications
Media Partners Public outreach, media coverage, active presence and overall involvement Contributes in-kind Logo on all main Festival material
Action Partners Contributes in a specific way such as showcasing an innovation, performing or organizing a session Depends on the exact role On selected Festival material as appropriate

Role

  • Organizing partners organize substantive contributions to the Festival programme, usually meaning that each Organizing Partner organizes and runs several sessions. Organizing sessions includes topic planning, speaker invitation, briefing and management as well as facilitation.
  • Organizing partners cover associated session costs for their track to facilitate own staff, speakers and moderators travel and accommodation.
  • Organizing partners contribute time and ideas to the Festival strategy working group, regularly participating in calls and supporting the development of plenary sessions and further partner outreach as needed
  • Organizing partners support outreach and promotion of the event through sharing event information with organisational contact lists and networks, individual professional networks and contacts and promoting the Festival on organisational websites and social media channels.

Visibility

  • Organizing Partners will have their logo featured whenever all partner logos are displayed, such as on the website, in the program (digital or print) and at the venue.
  • Organizing Partners will have organisational profiles promoted on the Festival website
  • Organizing Partners have the opportunity for a senior and relevant representative to join a high-level plenary session at the Festival
  • Each partner will benefit from the overall visibility generated in and by the press and traditional and social media about the Festival.

Role

  • Supporting Partners provide valuable financial or in-kind contributions as agreed with the host to support the development of an inclusive opportunity for all. This may be through contributions to a travel fund for participants from the Global South or other support that helps strengthen engagement with hard to reach groups
  • Supporting Partners are expected to support outreach and promotion of the event through sharing event information with organisational contact lists and networks, individual professional networks and contacts and promoting the Festival on organisational websites and social media channels.

Visibility

  • Supporting Partners will have their logo featured whenever all partner logos are displayed, such as on the website, in the program and at the venue.
  • Supporting Partners will have organisational profiles promoted on the Festival website
  • Supporting Partners have the opportunity for a senior and relevant representative to join a high-level plenary session at the Festival
  • Each partner will benefit from the overall visibility generated in and by the press and traditional and social media about the Festival.

Role

  • Host City Partners provide critical support and endorsement of the event through financial or in-kind contributions, particularly in terms of providing much-needed connections to relevant organisations/ departments that can support all aspects of hosting the event from travel and tourism advice to transport links, to harnessing senior level buy-in at a local, city or state level
  • Host City Partners are expected to support outreach and promotion of the event through sharing event information with organisational contacts and offer support on the public-facing promotion through means such as billboards and posters displayed across the town or city, in local airports and through organisational bulletins
  • Host City Partners support the event host with high-level local government speaker invitations and liaison

Visibility

  • Host City Partners will have their logo featured whenever all partner logos are displayed, such as on the website, in the program (digital or print) and at the venue.
  • Host City Partners will have organisational profiles promoted on the Festival website
  • Host City Partners have the opportunity for a senior and relevant representative to join a high-level plenary session at the Festival
  • Each partner will benefit from the overall visibility generated in and by the press and traditional and social media about the Festival.

Role

  • UN SDG Action Challenge Awards sponsors contribute financially to support the development of the awards materials, the awards ceremony and to support travel for finalists to attend the Festival

Visibility

  • Sponsors will be listed as an ‘Awards sponsor’ on all UN SDG Action Challenge Awards materials at the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards Ceremony, and through communications materials and webpages in advance, throughout and after the event
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity to join an ‘Awards’ advisory board – to determine key stakeholders to invite, to speak, to join the judging panel, to support strategy development for Awards legacy programme
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity for a senior and relevant representative to join the judging panel for the Awards
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity to speak at the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards Ceremony
  • Sponsors will have their organisation and judging/speaker profile showcased on the SDG Action Challenge Awards dedicated website
  • Sponsors will receive the opportunity to participate in a Q&A to feed into communications campaign in the lead up to the event – telling the Global community why you see recognition of these efforts being critical to success and what contribution your organisation is making or pledges to make towards the advancement of the SDGs
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity to host a session during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development and/ or showcase an innovation
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity for a senior and relevant representative to deliver an SDG Action talk and/or participate in an interview at the SDG Studio
  • Sponsors will have the opportunity to have their organizational branding featured during the Awards Ceremony.
  • Sponsors will have opportunity to connect with all entrants of the Awards process to identify possible networks, partnerships and future projects to explore. 

Role

  • Media partners take on public outreach for the Festival to reach diverse audiences and support activation towards the Festival and SDGs more broadly in a way suitable to each specific Media Partner to be further discussed with the UN SDG Action Campaign.

Visibility

  • Media Partners will have their logo featured whenever all partner logos are displayed, such as on the website, in the program (digital or print) and at the venue.
  • If suitable representatives of Media Partners could moderate or facilitate sessions and potentially run a session with content related to the communication of SDGs.
  • Media partners receive primary access to Festival content as well to the participants. The UN SDG Action Campaign is able to manage interview opportunities.
  • Media Partners will have the optional opportunity to be present at a physical space during the Festival, such as with an interactive booth in the Innovation Fair or another co-branded space and joined visibility such as at the SDG Studio.
  • Each partner will benefit from the overall visibility generated in and by the press and traditional and social media about the Festival.

Role

  • Organisations wishing to be involved with more limited time, money or capacity are offered flexible engagement options, such as organising one particular substantive session, being present at the Innovation Fair, running a challenge/competition, being involved as artistic contributors or any other creative way to be jointly determined.

Visibility

  • The logo of these partners will be featured in a way suitable to their specific involvement. For example, an organisation running one session would have their logo featured next to that session in the program and during that session.The logo of these further partners will not be featured on the overall conference materials.
  • These partners are expected to support outreach and promotion of the event through sharing event information with organisational contact lists and networks, individual professional networks and contacts and promoting the Festival on organisational websites and social media channels.
  • Partners will benefit from being associated to the overall visibility generated in and by the press and traditional and social media about the Festival.

Contact us to Join

We’ve given ourselves a 15-year deadline to achieve the SDGs and it’s going to take all of us, working together, to get the job done. We have 11 years left!

Please do join us in Bonn. We have a huge task ahead of us, but the results will be ground-breaking!  

Partners will be added to the consortium on an ongoing basis.

Please contact info@globalfestivalofaction.org if you are interested to join the Festival as a partner or with any innovative and contributing element you would like to propose.