Fab Labs did you identify your SDG-profile already?
SDGs and SDG-profile
SDGs are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to be completed by all countries by 2030. The SDG-profile of your fab lab is a set of 3-4 SDGs (out of 17) which characterizes the external orientation of your lab. These SDG-profiles will be added to the worldwide fab lab directory.
Why should you identify your SDG-profile?
Identifying your SDG profile makes you conscious of your fab lab’s place in the world. You also reflect on the great challenges governments worldwide agreed upon, learn the jargon applied, and augment opportunities where your fab lab could make a difference. Exchanging the profiles improves your visibility and helps you searching for fab labs to partner with.
Our international workgroup “Fab Labs and SDGs” prepared a format for a workshop with your staff to develop your fab lab’s SDG-profile. You find the workshop manual for the fab lab manager here: http://bit.ly/fab14-sdgs-fablabmanager. For background information on the 17 SDGs and their 169 underlying targets they developed an interactive mindmap. In English: http://bit.ly/fab14-sdgs-mindmap, in Spanish http://bit.ly/SIMBIO2018-ODS.
Once you have identified your SDG-profile, you can upload it via http://bit.ly/fab14-sdgs-form.
Workgroup “Fab Labs and SDGs”
The international workgroup “Fab Labs and SDGs” consists of Pieter van der Hijden (The Netherlands & Suriname) (chair) with Enrico Bassi (Italy), Vaneza Caycho Ñuflo (Peru), Neville Govender (South Africa), Arundhati Jadhav (India), Yogesh Kulkarni (India), Noksy Letsoalo (South Africa), Jean-Baptiste Natali (New Zealand), Wendy Neale (New Zealand)