OU Google Developer Student Club aims to solve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Solution Challenge - Your mission is to create a project that contributes to solving one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technologies.

Let’s start 2022 with a blast! 

I am so happy to finally be able to announce the main and enormous event the whole Google Developer Student Club community will have this year! The Solution Challenge!

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and aimed to achieve them by 2030. These 17 SDGs have been agreed upon by all 193 United Nations Member States and it aims to end poverty, ensure prosperity, and protect the planet.

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For the 2022 Solution Challenge, your mission is to create a project that contributes to solving one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technologies.

If you are a member of the Google Developer Student Club at The Open University then you have probably already heard about this. Some of you are already working on projects to participate with.

If you’re new to the OU GDSC, read on to learn more about the 17 UN sustainable development goals. Then, watch the video at the bottom of the page to see if this gets your creative juices flowing towards finding an innovative solution to one or more of the problems.

17 Goals:


Goal 1 – No Poverty          

To end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.


Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.


Goal 3 – Good Health & Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages.

Goal 4 – Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


Goal 5 – Gender Equality and women’s empowerment.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.


Goal 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.


Goal 8 – Decent Work & Economic GrowthHunger

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.


Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.


Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.


Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.


Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.


Goal 13 – Climate Action 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 14 – Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.


Goal 15 – Life On Land

Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.


Goal 16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.


Goal 17 – Partnerships

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Soon, we will start publishing more GDSC events that will happen during the course of this semester, the majority of which will be about, and for, the solution challenge.

The first event starts on January 11 2022, and you can find more information about this via the links below.

Stay tuned for more!

Welcome to the community. Join our Facebook (you must fully answer the membership questions to be accepted) or WhatsApp to keep in touch. 

Don’t forget to also follow/Join the GDSC chapter for events news and notifications.

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