Big Bet Match-Up Meetings
Dalberg Media executes Big Bet Match-Up Meetings across world aspiring to identify, improve and implement innovative ideas that support the realization of the SDGs through establishment of cross-cutting partnerships. The initiative generates sustainable Big Bets and transformational ideas by cre-ating solution-oriented fora that address local challenges and identifies scalable solutions. Finally, through the Big Bet Match-Up Meetings, the Big Bet Initiative creates awareness around the SDG-agenda by actively involving local, national and global stakeholders and media.
The Big Bet Match-Up Meetings are part of the Big Bet Initiative conceptualized and driven by Dal-berg Media. The Big Bet Initiative is set in motion to identify, improve, scale and accelerate great ideas and innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative builds on the book 17 Big Bets for a Better World, which serves as a catalytic catalogue of ideas and solutions to the SDGs from some of the world’s most inspiring thought leaders.
As examples, Dalberg Media executed a Big Bet Match Up Meeting in Jaipur, India to explore the potential of distributed business models as an overarching response to some of the most pressing SDG-challenges, India is facing. In particular, the meeting focused on how distributed business mod-els within WASH, energy, health and creative manufacturing can be applied within production and service delivery. Another Big Bet Match Up Meeting was executed in San Francisco, U.S. focusing on empowering women in STEM within education, recruitment and retention. The meeting explored root barriers to female employment in the STEM workforce, particularly in engineering and com-puter science and looked for concrete vehicles to advance women in the sector.