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Save Our Seas Mini Jam

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The Save Our Seas Mini Jam, where change makers around the world will join an online design thinking workshop to tackle Sustainable Development Goal #14 Life Below Water.

2020-07-23 (Thu)
13:00 – 17:30
Online Session


The Save Our Seas Mini Jam, where change makers around the world will join an online design thinking workshop to tackle Sustainable Development Goal #14 Life Below Water.


The Save Our Seas Mini Jam is proceeded by a Save Our Seas Talk Event on July 23rd.
Please see the event page for details!

Save Our Seas Mini Jam

No water, no life, no blue, no green.

-Sylvia Earle, American Marine Biologist

The global pandemic COVID-19 has disrupted almost every facet of human’s, and other living creatures’, lives. Naturally, the environment has also been affected by the sudden drop in highly scaled supply chain traffic and factory shutdowns. In the media, impactful images of decreased air pollution at unprecedented levels show us scenes that were not possible before – blue skies returning to Chinese cities and smog in New Delhi all but vanishing.

But what about the other 71% of the world that humans don’t regularly see with their own eyes?
What about the ocean?

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counterbalance the effects of climate change. Healthy oceans are inseparably linked to achieving sustainable development around the world, especially in Asia and the Pacific.

Join us

Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to leverage your skills and ideas in a diverse and high-energy setting to identify and attack issues in sustainability and inequality?

Join us on Ocean Day in Japan (‘Umi no hi’) for the first Save Our Seas Mini Jam, where innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives will join other change makers around the world ONLINE to design actionable interventions toward achieving the Global Goal #14 Life Below Water.

The SOS Mini Jam is organized by FabCafe with the support of UNDP and the Digital Society School.

SDG 14, Life Below Water

The SDGs — Sustainable Development Goals — started as an initiative of the United Nations in January 2016. SDGs are goals for sustainable development that the International Community have agreed to achieve by Year 2030. In the next 10 years, these will be regarded as the global “common language” adopted by all countries and regions to address efforts to solve social issues.

Save Our Seas Mini Jam Themes

The SOS Mini Jam will be conducted under 3 underwater life sustainability-related themes, which are directly connected to the Life Below Water targets:

Recommended for...

  • Creators, Designers, and General Public who are interested in sustainability, ocean protection and sustainable blue economy
  • Companies and Startups involved in ocean sustainability initiatives, seafood and fishery industry, and aquaculture.
  • Academic communities working in ocean-related topics.
  • And of course, current and aspiring Global Goals Jam Community Alumni!

FAQ and Important Points

Q: The event sold out but I still want to join! Is there a waiting list?

A: Yes, please message FabCafe Tokyo via Peatix to be added to the waiting list. Members on the waiting list will be contacted 72 hours in advance to be alerted if they will be able to join the event.

Q: What is the language for this event?

A: The event will be held primarily in English. Some facilitators speak English, Japanese and/or Chinese so there may be an opportunity for some language assistance.

Q: What are the technical requirements to join?

A: We will be using ZOOM for communication and Miro for the design thinking workshop. Participants should sign up for a free account on ZOOM as well as Miro before joining, have access to stable internet and a relatively undisturbed space.


13:00 – 13:25
Welcome! Introduction and Icebreaker
13:25 – 15:15
Sprint #1 Discover it: 5W1H, Stakeholder’s map, Empathy map
15:15 – 15:55
Sprint #2 Develop it: Ideation sessions
15:55 – 16:40
Sprint #3 Draw it: Concept sketch
16:40 – 17:15
Sprint #4 Connect and evolve
Wrap up


Date & Time
Thu, July 23, 2020 – Thu, July 23, 2020 13:00 – 17:30 Open at 12:45 JST UTC+09:00
Online Session

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