【Call for Participants!】Global Goals Jam 2021: Asia Trans-Local Challenge

September 18th - 19th, 2021

What is Global Goals Jam?
Global Goals Jam (GGJ) is a 2-day workshop that will be held across the globe on the weekend before Climate Week in September (for this year, it 18 -19 September), where participants ideate and prototype solutions for local challenges related to one of the Global Goals.

Trans-local: Online interlocking across regions
Last year, due to COVID-19, the GGJ community in Fukuoka and Kyoto changed the holding method to online and sought a method of regional cooperation that connects participants from all over the world. (Reference: 2020 event page)

In 2021, FabCafe KL together with Impact Hub KL will join the GGJ community in Fukuoka and Kyoto to host the 2021 jams called the 5th Anniversary Asia Trans-local Challenge. We will connect Asian cities and hold cross-regional workshops as an attempt to take advantage of the full online environment. Taking up challenges from Fukuoka, Kyoto, Yamaguchi, Oita, Kagoshima and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the challenges are focusing on each local issue and sharing the perspectives of the stakeholders of the issue.

Co-creation with the challenge owner (aka project owner)
In this workshop, we will introduce a “project owner system” in which participants can choose the challenge they would like to solve that are related to the SDGs (UN’s Sustainable Development Goals).

Here are 6 challenges given by the 6 project owners:






35 people


Free of charge


Kyushu University Faculty of Design

Miwa Tsuruta

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Actual results


QS Ranking 2017-2020 (Art & Design field), Asia region-Japan: Ranked #1


Number of collaborative research results:44


Percentage of international students: 20%