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Social Good Summit 2015

This year’s Social Good Summit will be the most connected yet. With over 100 countries and counting, Armenia is also joining the party; bringing together activists, artists, leaders and everyday citizens to grapple with the new global goals. At the Social Good Summit (September 27-28) people from all corners of the globe will get involved, looking into how technology and new media can help reach these goals.

This Monday (28th September) Armenia will join the global effort through a public launch event hosted by UNDP’s Social Innovation Lab, Kolba. We’ll be giving the stage to some of Yerevan’s newest social start-ups, designed through user crowdsourcing and incubated at Kolba Lab.

The interactive talks will each match a Sustainable Development Goal, addressing a range of critical issues like corruption, energy sustainability, government accountability and urban resilience.

You can join the event here.

16:30-18:00, Mirzoyan Library (10 Mher Mkrtchyan St.)

  • Speaker: Varya Meruzhanyan: #2030now Framework in Armenia

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Speaker: Arsen Vardanyan:  Solar Panels and LED lights in Gyumri

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Speaker: Khachik Harutryunyan: Consumption behavior in Armenia: Research on milk and dairy products:

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Speaker: Karen Yerznkanyan: Smart City solutions
  • Speaker: Arthur Dolmajyan: Yerevan Transport Map

SDG 16: Build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Speaker: Liana Doydoyan: Keeping public officials accountable: Crowdsourced monitoring of vehicles

Event Language: Armenian

If you want to learn more about how we plan to address some of the world’s biggest challenges over the next 15 years, or just want to check out Armenia’s thriving start-up scene, come along!