Global Solutions Lab— Electrifying Africa
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Industry - Innovation - Infrastructure
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Not in school
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Economic Development
  • 03. Academic Field_Economics
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Global Studies
  • 03. Academic Field_International Relations
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sociology
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 03. Academic Field_Urban Studies
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 school year to 1 calendar year
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter / Spring 2021-22
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2022
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 07. Country_United States
  • 08. Continent_Africa
  • 08. Continent_Asia (South)
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • Global Solutions Lab— Electrifying Africa

    EarthGame



    The 18th Global Solutions Lab is taking place June 12-25, 2022. The focus this year is Electrifying Africa— getting electricity for the nearly 600 million people in Africa without such access, and doing so in a clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable way from renewable sources.The Lab is where students and young professional from around the world are briefed by UN and other experts, learn a strategic planning methodology which, as members in an international, multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and intergenerational design team, they develop solutions and implementation strategies for one or more of the SDGs. At the end of the Lab, participants present their work at the UN in New York to a group of UN, corporate, philanthropic, and NGO leaders. After that, their work is published in the book "Designs for a World That Works for All", and in the Global Solutions Database.

    The Problem this Project Addresses:

    The 2022 Global Solutions Lab will focus on developing strategic designs and plans for getting electricity for the nearly 600 million people in Africa without such access, and doing so in a clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable way from renewable sources.

    Region or Country Benefited:

    All of Africa.

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work:

    The 2022 Global Solutions Lab will be both in-person at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, USA and online. Students can work at Chestnut Hill College or online. The Lab officially begins June 12 and runs to June 25— but this notice is for students who can start earlier (as soon as March 14, 2022).

    The Person or Team Heading this Project:

    Medard Gabel, Executive Director, Global Solutions Labhttps://designsciencelab.com/medard-gabel/https://www.linkedin.com/in/medard-gabel-3835691/

    Academic Field or Expertise Sought:

    Interest in sustainable/regenerative development, and/or renewable energy systems, Africa, meeting basic human needs, UN's SDGs.

    Academic Level or Experience Sought:

    Interest in sustainable/regenerative development, and/or renewable energy systems, Africa, meeting basic human needs, UN's SDGs.

    Start Date for Student:

    March 14, 2022 or thereafter.

    Commitment Duration:

    You will need to be able to commit to at least the end of the Global Solutions Lab-- June 25, and preferable longer.

    Commitment Hours per Week:

    Five to ten per week, but during the Lab (June 12-25), 20 or more hours per week.

    Compensation:

    Unpaid, but free tuition at the Global Solutions Lab.

    How to Apply:

    Send email to medard [AT] 1earthgame [DOT] org stating why you want to work on this project, along with resume.



    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Industry - Innovation - Infrastructure
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Not in school
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Economic Development
  • 03. Academic Field_Economics
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Global Studies
  • 03. Academic Field_International Relations
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sociology
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 03. Academic Field_Urban Studies
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 school year to 1 calendar year
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter / Spring 2021-22
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2022
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 07. Country_United States
  • 08. Continent_Africa
  • 08. Continent_Asia (South)
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English