9 regions, 5 continents, 1000 hackers and
The UN SDG Action Campaign
connected, created and collaborated during a
48-hour global hackathon around 3 of
the UN Sustainable Development Goals






“Throughout the tenure of my Presidency, my office and I will remain firmly committed to fostering new methods of increasing awareness about the new agenda, and ways of working across sectors to achieve its implementation. As such, we look forward to closely following the outcomes of the hackathon, and will warmly welcome the winners to the United Nations Headquarters.”

- H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly

Where?

SDG 9 : Industry Innovation & Infrastructure BAHRAIN, LAGOS, CHANDIGARH, LISBON
SDG 10 : Reduced Inequality LONDON & RIO DE JANEIRO
SDG 12 : Responsible Consumption & Production BALI, NEW YORK, GENEVA

#Connect2Effect
Winners 2017

BALI
Niskala
Reconnecting to nature with zero waste ceremonies in Bali and beyond.
BAHRAIN
Paperless
E-receipts sent directly to your phone.
CHANDIGARH
Paperless Erasable Braille Slate
A paperless, reusable aid for teaching children Braille.
GENEVA
24/7
Access to Anti-Retroviral Treatment for people on the move.
LAGOS
Smart Transit
Integrated transport system that gives commuters real-time information on bus routes, stops and fares via a mobile application.
LISBON
Lettuce Grow
Connecting small scale farmers directly with consumers to boost agricultural industry.
LONDON
eQuality
An app that helps consumers shop more consciously. Consumers scan the item that they want to buy, and the app gives the product an EQ rating to determine the impact of the product on the people who make it, the politics surrounding it, and how good for the planet that product is.
NEW YORK CITY
Kindred
The world’s first closed-loop marketplace for sustainable garments. Find beautiful items to fill gaps in your closet, then return those items when no longer wanted for credit toward future purchases.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Jardim Digital
A platform that connects refugees with job opportunities.
225 Teams
200+ Solutions
1 Crowdfunding Platform

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