About the Festival
The SDG Global Festival of Action is a ground-breaking event, positioned to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to scale up and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.
Taking place in Bonn every year, the Festival provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG advocacy and SDG action.
It brings together leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, activists, young advocates, the creative industry and the private sector– to scale up the impact of their work and strategize joint actions, whilst motivating new organizations and individuals to join the movement and take action for the SDGs.
From visualizing the resource demands of a global population of 8 billion people, creating a viral campaign, harnessing positive deviance for SDG action and building a people’s movement to achieve the goals; through to engaging with the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process at every level and participating in collective action as we near the ’10 years to go milestone’ – this year’s Festival has everything you need to learn new skills, meet new partners and build the much needed coalitions to advance action on the SDGs!
Check out the programme overview for a flavour or what to expect from the programme of sessions at this year’s event!
2019 FESTIVAL THEMES
Approaches, tools and effective models employed to mobilize individuals, organizations or networks to act for the SDGs
Capturing and communicating powerful human stories to demonstrate and share the importance, impact and interconnectedness of the SDGs to people’s lives through different mediums
Creating, developing or leading impactful communications campaigns (local/national/international) to raise awareness about the SDGs and/or people’s voices and role in SDG action
Harnessing data and applying visual approaches to transform complex concepts into digestible messages in order to tell powerful stories to convince decision-makers and the public of the importance of the SDGs
Innovative or impactful ways to engage multiple stakeholders or building networks to generate the transformational change needed to make the SDGs a reality
Leave No One Behind – Tangible and effective approaches to ensure that excluded groups become part of the SDG dialogue and decision making in their community or at international levels
Harnessing artistic expression to spur SDG action and awareness through creativity, empowering and connecting people
Festival partners have the opportunity to make their mark as critical collaborators towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by curating, co-designing and supporting the direction and delivery of the event and furthering the conversations and
networks required to achieve the SDGs.