In cooperation with local municipalities in Denmark and in collaboration with the association Sustainable Now, Dalberg Media plans and executes two-day festivals focusing on sustainability in the framework of the SDGs. The festival combines fun and family-oriented activities with debates, company presentations and a curriculum for school children to create awareness of the SDGs in the public and amongst local youth.
Leading up to the festival in Vallensbæk Municipality, Dalberg Media developed a tailored innovation program for local primary school students to develop innovative solutions to solve concrete sustainability challenges in the municipality. The SDG festival also hosted a 24 hours hackathon program that allowed pupils in lower secondary school to pitch their ideas and solutions from the stage in front of the festival audience. The innovation model was based on design thinking and aimed at engaging pupils in innovating solutions to real and local challenges within the SDG framework. The engagement resulted in a three-stage innovation model that enabled students to come up with more than 30 concrete solutions to the SDGs, generated by the pupils themselves.
The main execution and content partners of the festivals include: Sustainable Now, Dalberg Media, UNDP, UN City 4 Schools, Save the Children, LEGO and the Danish Refugee Council.