[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1543420110159{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543418178580{padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development features a range of sessions, innovations and performances, all contributing to the Festival experience!

Crowdsourced Festival

The Festival adopts a crowd-sourced approach to shape the most impactful programme, designed BY the SDG Action community FOR the SDG Action Community.

In order to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive event for the international SDG community, the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling for sessions, innovations, films, artist contributions and will strive to recognise and celebrate some of the greatest SDG achievements through the SDG Action Awards!

The Global Festival is co-designed, co-curated and co-owned be each and every  Action Partner, whether hosting a session, running a workshop, showcasing a new project, sharing the latest creative endeavours, each active stakeholder in the event will become a much needed and much appreciated Action Partner of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row_content” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”2143″ css=”.vc_custom_1543423259270{padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1543422752634{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”apply”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1543422018368{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1543422089623{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

How to contribute

In order to develop the most diverse and valuable programme for the SDG action community, we are looking to you to share your insights, projects and tools, the application is now LIVE for the following opportunities:[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Apply now to be part of the program” style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”primary” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_type=”material” i_icon_material=”vc-material vc-material-arrow_forward” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fglobalfestivalofaction.org%2Fprogram%2Fapplication%2F|||”][vc_btn title=”Download the application guidelines” style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”white” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_type=”material” i_icon_material=”vc-material vc-material-cloud_download” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D15wUQYdUejw_f8Bvu9hDe4-baEAlWgTk7|||” el_class=”download”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row gap=”15″ css=”.vc_custom_1543375519096{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373659711{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-top-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373055327{border-right-width: 1px !important;background-image: url(https://globalfestivalofaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/40044103115_5fc7626f4d_k-1.jpg?id=1617) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373041744{border-left-width: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Interactive sessions” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is looking for SDG leaders to host sessions that highlight the latest thinking, approaches, problem-solving and innovations.

Increase awareness, understanding and building capacity to further SDG action by hosting interactive and engaging formats such as; expert panel discussions, interactive workshops, hands-on learning sessions, world cafes, case study snapshots or policy simulations.

Sessions will be 45 or 90 minutes in length, geared for audiences ranging between 50 – 150 people.

Each session should be clearly designed for targeted groups, with tangible outcomes, all aligned with the core Festival themes

Sessions will represent global voices and perspectives – priority will be given to sessions that ensure No One is Left Behind.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373746663{border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” css=”.vc_custom_1543373250065{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”CRITERIA” style=”simple”]

SESSION FORMATS

Expert panel discussion

An engaging, in-conversation style session to draw out the latest thinking, research and ideas into a thorny issue around SDG Action

Requirements

Case study snapshots

A fast-paced, dynamic insight into a series of interconnecting projects and initiatives, highlighted to demonstrate varying contexts, conditions or approaches to tackle interlinking challenges.

Requirements

Interactive workshop

A shared learning experience geared to draw out insights and ideas from all participants as a means to further understanding/ skills around a topic.

Requirements

Hands-on learning

Practical skill-building session where participants have the opportunity to try out the focus of the session for themselves

Requirements

Decision-making simulation

An interactive ‘role-play’ type session where participants are introduced to an issue/ concept and split into groups that represent different constituents or stakeholders to debate solutions with the other groups. This format helps to draw out inherent biases when working on cross-cutting agenda and encourages a deeper learning and understanding of considerations at play in decision-making to further SDG action

Requirements

Network/Knowledge Café (rotating group discussions)

Knowledge Café is a structured conversational format for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching ables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “table leader”. These sessions conclude with an interactive discussion with the whole group. This model provides a framework to problem solve and network.

Requirements

Music workshop

A learning experience focussed around music as a means of communication and collaboration. Musical sessions should provide the opportunity for all participants to learn and experience music as mechanism for empowerment, story-telling or team work to strengthen unity among stakeholders.

Requirements

Art workshop

A learning experience focussed around expressive arts as a means of communication and collaboration. Artist workshops could be centred around any form of art including visual or performance art and should be designed as a hands-on, ‘how to, participatory session, equipping participants with new insights into expression of voice, raising awareness and collaborating through the chosen medium.

Requirements

Other

There may be other session formats that you have in mind that don’t fit with any of these categories! If it is interactive, participatory and the model lends itself well to further engagement and understanding around any of the Festival themes, we want to hear your ideas!

Requirements

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Deliver a TED-style talk, pitch an idea, project or inspiring approach to SDG action

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373746663{border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” css=”.vc_custom_1543373250065{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”CRITERIA” style=”simple”]

SDG Action Talk

A 10-15 minute TED-style talk that delivers a very human, story-telling style of sharing information.

Requirements

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”15″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373835874{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1543375600803{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373659711{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-top-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543375832162{border-right-width: 1px !important;background-image: url(https://globalfestivalofaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/film-screening-1.jpg?id=2116) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373041744{border-left-width: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Film screenings” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Share short and virtual films to be shown in a dedicated area throughout the Festival. The production team/ director can also join discussions at the SDG Studio and/or host a session on the storytelling process of the film creation or providing cross-sectoral insights into the impact of the project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373746663{border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” css=”.vc_custom_1543373250065{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”CRITERIA” style=”simple”]

Film screening

 

Screening of the latest shorts drawing out key issues around SDG impact on communities and people across the world, awareness raising and campaigning and highlighting the interconnected nature of this ambitious agenda.

Requirements

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Feature new media, new technologies, innovations, games and immersive experiences that participants can interact with to increase knowledge, empathy, and action for positive social change.

Hosts can also join discussions at the SDG Studio and/or host a session to provide insights into the impact of the project.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373746663{border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” css=”.vc_custom_1543373250065{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”CRITERIA” style=”simple”]

Innovations and immersive experiences

Requirements

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”15″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373835874{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1543375600803{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373659711{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #bfbfbf !important;border-top-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543376089460{border-right-width: 1px !important;background-image: url(https://globalfestivalofaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/16675.jpg?id=1922) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1543373041744{border-left-width: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Art showcases and musical performances” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Share short and virtual films to be shown in a dedicated area throughout the Festival. The production team/ director can also join discussions at the SDG Studio and/or host a session on the storytelling process of the film creation or providing cross-sectoral insights into the impact of the project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1543373746663{border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #b5b5b5 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_inner el_class=”pic” css=”.vc_custom_1543373250065{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_toggle title=”CRITERIA” style=”simple”]

Art showcase

Art that tells SDG stories or inspires action in the form of illustrations, photography, comic book exhibits, sustainable fashion showcases, and more!

Requirements

Performance

Performances from every genre and culture that help bring the creativity and enthusiasm of the SDG action community to life!

Requirements

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row_content” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”1263″ css=”.vc_custom_1543425004738{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1543422752634{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”apply”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1543422018368{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1543422089623{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Do you have a story to tell, a new approach or tool to share or a network to build to further SDG action? If so, we want to hear from you!

Each session host will become an Action Partner for the event and once approved, will be responsible for developing the content, securing speakers, running the session,experience or innovation onsite at the event, and covering association costs.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Apply now to be part of the program” style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”primary” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_type=”material” i_icon_material=”vc-material vc-material-arrow_forward” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fglobalfestivalofaction.org%2Fprogram%2Fapplication%2F|||”][vc_btn title=”Download the application guidelines” style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”white” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_type=”material” i_icon_material=”vc-material vc-material-cloud_download” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D15wUQYdUejw_f8Bvu9hDe4-baEAlWgTk7|||” el_class=”download”][vc_column_text]Please note: If you plan to apply for the UN SDG Action Awards, you are also encouraged to share to apply to host a session, innovation and experience during the Festival to provide further insights into their incredible efforts, the impact achieved and the innovative approaches adopted.

The submission window will close on 14th January 2019.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1543376151910{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Frequently Asked Questions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” shape=”square” spacing=”15″ c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”0″ no_fill=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Can I submit more than one session, innovation, experience or combination?” tab_id=”1512069405658-c1df2ebb-4902″][vc_column_text]Yes – we are looking for as many ideas as possible to create an impactful, interactive and engaging programme for the Festival.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How long will be allocated for each session?” tab_id=”1518690485068-2e45fdea-886c”][vc_column_text]Sessions will run for 45 or 90 mins.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How long will each innovation, installation or exhibit be featured for at the Festival?” tab_id=”1512069404772-eacc3619-9326″][vc_column_text]Innovations, installations and exhibits will be featured across the 3 days of the Festival. Depending on the type of experience or exhibit you wish to showcase, they will either be programmed for just one day of the event or if significant build is required, may be featured throughout. Once the submission window closes, the organising team will review the applications and provide further information/ guidance on the duration of your ‘feature’ at the Festival. As the call is open for all types of immersive and interactive experiences, one size will not fit all. If you have specific requirements or restrictions that will need to be considered, please detail this in your application form.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Which language should I submit my application in?” tab_id=”1512069403836-af48c368-243d”][vc_column_text]The main language of the Festival will be English and due to the interactive nature of the Festival, simultaneous translation will not be possible. As the sessions are hosted in English, applications are also encouraged in English.

For experiences, innovations, installations, performances, films and SDG Action talks – other languages are encouraged, although facilitation or explanation in English will be required in order to make the ‘feature’ accessible to Festival-goers.

As the working language of the Festival is English, all applications are encouraged to be shared in English. Applications submitted in other languages may be reviewed using online translation software.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”When will I find out if my submission has been accepted?” tab_id=”1543250921559-10c9ed64-db35″][vc_column_text]The window for submissions will close on 15th January 2019, these will then be reviewed by the UN SDG Action Campaign and successful applicants will be contacted via email by the end of February 2019.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What costs will I need to cover?” tab_id=”1543250922950-3a138098-45fd”][vc_column_text]Session, innovation and experience hosts/ performers will are required to cover:

The organizers of the Festival will cover:

All session organisers, innovation hosts and experience leads will have their logos featured on event materials and on the website and all participants of the Festival will be invited to join the SDG  Awards Ceremony (2 May) and the social event on the evening of 3rd May free of charge.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How will my session, innovation or experience be promoted?” tab_id=”1543250967350-bbc19120-afdb”][vc_column_text]All features of the Festival will be promoted through the event website, Festival app and UN SDG Action Campaign’s social media channels.

Hosts are also encouraged to cross-promote on their own platforms. Further guidance will be provided upon acceptance of submissions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Will there be any guidance on logistics?” tab_id=”1543250993632-8f8e8646-1186″][vc_column_text]In advance of the Festival, the organisers will share logistical guidance to help you plan your trip to Bonn.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What support will I receive from the organizers of the Festival?” tab_id=”1543251034389-8bf877d7-e3ba”][vc_column_text]Members of the organizing team will connect with all session, innovations and experience hosts to:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Will there be support offered for visa applications?” tab_id=”1543251062239-ecf36939-2cff”][vc_column_text]All active partners engaging in the Festival, whether speaking, hosting a session, innovation, experience or performing will be offered privileged visa support which includes an official visa invitation letter and a waiver of visa fees. General Festival participants however will be offered a confirmation letter when their registration is accepted but will not be eligible for further support.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]