Workshop: Fab Labs and Sustainable Development Goals; the next round
Pieter van der Hijdenm, Enrico Bassi, Vaneza Caycho Ñuflo, Neville Govender, Arundhati Jadhav, Yogesh Kulkarni
All countries of the world want to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 underlying targets by 2030. That is a huge assignment to which the fab lab network and the local fab labs can also contribute.
The "Fab Labs & Sustainable Development Goals" working group strives for Fab Labs to first determine their SDG profile and share it with each other. We then want to look for much more collaboration between fab labs with corresponding profiles. Finally, we confront the outside world by making a concrete contribution to SDG-related projects, such as those of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
During the FAB15 workshop:
1. we present the current map of fab labs and SDG profiles
2. we discuss the experiences of fab labs with drafting and working with their SDG profile
3. we explore the pluses and minuses of cooperating with the MDBs