Courageous, energetic, innovative, colorful, inspiring
Featuring 139 speakers from public institutions, organisations, companies, NGOs, working in diverse range of sectors, the Festival addressed key global challenges: globalization and inequalities, resource efficiency and green economy, and disruptions in development. The interactive element of the Festival was present through the more than 50 sessions including innovation sessions, world cafes, real time policy simulation exercises, fishbowl conversations, lightning talks, data-dives, open format discussion spaces and a knowledge sharing and innovation fair. Virtual reality simulations created an immersive and energetic hands-on experience and the SDG Live Stage opened the Festival to global virtual audiences.
The first #GFI4SD was hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and in partnership with an exciting alliance of international organisations.