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Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

Connecting Experience

The Sustainable Development Goals can only be met if we all work together. The world today is more interconnected than ever before, meaning that the time is now to partner up and help each other out. 

Tasks

Negotiation Station
Wake up points
Age Group:   7+Amount of people:  6+

Time:   1 hour

Objective:

Understand how partnerships work between different organisations, to learn about negotiating.

Material:

3 different items (ex. 3 different colour pens) per team, papers with the task they have to do

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New Games New Rules
Wake up points
Age Group:   11+Amount of people:  6+

Time:    1 hour

Objective:

To learn about partnerships, and working together to achieve a goal. 

Material:

Pens, paper, space to move around

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Perfect Partners
Look around points
Age Group:   7+Amount of people:  4+

Time:   40 minutes

Objective:

To understand what a good partnership is and discover their own.

Material:

Pens and papers

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Instructions:

Begin by talking to the group about strengths and weaknesses, how every person has both and that’s okay.  

Give each participant a sheet of paper and have them write down what they think their strengths and weaknesses are, such as I’m a good listener, I’m good at telling stories, I arrive late, I am untidy etc.  

Bring the group back together and discuss what the participants think they are strong and weak at. Other members of the group can suggest things to add to each other’s list. When everyone has finished their list, ask the group what they think is needed to create a good partnership. Explain that one of the most important things is finding someone who balances your strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you’re bad at concentrating, a good partner for you might be someone who is good at concentrating etc. 

Give the group 10 minutes to find their perfect partner in the group, and then have them explain why they paired up with that person. Encourage the participants to choose based on strengths and weakness rather than picking their best friend! 

Debrief:  

  • What do you think is a task that would be easier to complete with your new partner? 
  • Do you know any famous partnerships? What way do you think they were good/not good?  
  • What ways do you think groups or companies can work together to help the UN SDGs? 
Working towards the goals 

 

Look around points
Age Group:   11+Amount of people: 4+

Time:  45 minutes  

Objective:

To discover different partnerships.

Material:

Internet/library access 

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Instructions:

In their patrols, have the participants pick one of the sustainable development goals to focus on. Set them the task of researching different partnerships that are associated with this goal, and what the different companies and organisations in these partnerships are doing to help achieve the goal.  

When they have completed their research, have them think about the different companies and organisations in their area, is there anything they could be doing to help achieve the goal?  

Have groups create a letter including steps they think the company or group could take to help and contact them. If possible, arrange a meeting to discuss in person the ideas they have. 

Working Together
ACT points
Age Group:   7+Amount of people:  10+

Time:  1–2 weeks

Objective:

To create a partnership with another group and work together to benefit both groups. 

Material:

n/a

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Instructions:

Find another group in your area to link up with. Together participants from both groups should work together to create a project that will benefit both groups.  Some suggestions:  

  • Hold a fundraiser to get new equipment for both groups  
  • Organise a big camp for both groups  
  • Create a song book of both groups favourite songs 
  • Share camping recipes or activities 
Our SGDs
ACT points
Age Group:   11+Amount of people:  4+

Time:  30-40 minutes

Objective:

To work together for a more sustainable future

Material:

Pens and papers

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Instructions:

As a group, sit down and evaluate your meetings. Are they sustainable? Equal? Are there ways they could be improved?  

Together, create a set of achievable goals for the group to work towards in the next year. Think of small steps that will need to be taken throughout the year to achieve them.  

Create pictograms for your goals and display them, along with the steps to achieve them, within your meeting place.  

Create some criteria to check how well you’re doing and choose some meetings throughout the year where you can evaluate your progress. 

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