Topic outline

  • Project Introduction

    Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Hong Kong America Center

    Participants in the SDG Asia project should gain knowledge and insight about the four SDG sectors, and find examples and stories in their own communities.  This would both demonstrate their knowledge, and communicate it to other young people in the SA and SEA regions. The project will encourage young people to envision what development could look like in the four SDG sectors at three geographic levels, as if in three concentric circles:

    • in their local communities
    • in their nation
    • in the wider Asian region

    This project will help young participants to find their voice in development and tell stories of how development has worked, or not worked, or could work, in their communities.  They will tell these stories using digital means of sharing with peers across the developing world.    

  • Affordable Clean Energy (SDG 7)

    SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
    Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential.

    Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet.

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  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)

    Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
    Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
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  • Climate Action (SDG 13)

    SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
    Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
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  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

    SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
    Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.
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  • Mindmapping your project

    Mind Map of the SDG Asia project

    The mind map above is an example of what can be produced using, describing the SDG Project and the various issues involved.

    In this section each team should select a free mindmapping software, download it, and develop mindmaps which roughly lay out the key ideas and concepts which describe your intended project.   Post your mindmap on the discussion forum, then give feedback to at least two other teams.

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  • Creating your Storyboard and Script

    Storyboard story

    This unit will focus on tools, techniques, and workflow for creating a storyboard and writing a script.

    Creating your Storyboard and Script

    The reason we are storyboarding is to develop a plan for our video, or perhaps the overall multimedia essay, which might include the video and a supporting website with additional information (contact email, address, list of sponsors and key contacts, etc).   

    Your storyboard should lay out a progression of scenes you plan to shoot.   You can script out the lines first and then do a storyboard of scenes, or do a storyboard and then write the script lines to match the scenes.   This is a personal choice: do you think more visually, or more in the written form of dialogue?

    Obviously your storyboard / script / video / multimedia essay should address some issues in your project that relate to the four SDGs, but the main thing is that you are telling YOUR STORY, the story of your group project:

    • What do you want to tell people?
    • What SDG issues do you want to address?
    • What solutions or vision for a better future do you suggest?
    • What do you want people to do or feel after seeing your video?
    • How will your project make the world a better place?

    Your video should probably start with a Title screen, and end with closing Credits.  What sort of transitions between scenes should you use?

    • no transition, just new angle on same scene
    • fade to black between scenes
    • "pixelate" to new scene
    • "turn the page", or spiral, or ???

    Bottom line: your video and multimedia essay together should present the Who, What, When, Where, How and Why describing your project.

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  • Telling your story : Video recording, editing, and production

    Video production

    This unit will focus on helping participants tell their stories by capturing video and editing it using simple, low-cost tools.

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  • Internal Meeting - Bangkok - Sep 8-9

    Meeting vectors

    This unit will focus on preparations, decisions, and plans resulting from the internal project meeting in Bangkok on Sep 8-9, 2018.

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  • Video - continuing the development and production

    Video editing

    This unit is about the continued support of the video development and production process, so we can track progress and show the latest drafts as teams work towards completion.

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  • Creating your website

    building a website

    This unit will focus on creating team websites to support each project.

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  • UNEP Conference in Singapore

    This unit will focus on the UNEP conference in Singapore, and the evaluation of the learning experience: was expectations met?  What went well, and what didn't?  Suggestions?

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