Windesheim SDG-Challenge

The mission of the Windesheim SDG-Challenge is to inspire and mobilize students and organizations to work together on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). These goals are set to combat climate change and to reduce the inequalities in the world.

We invite everybody within Windesheim to join the challenge. Lecturers, support staff, administrative staff and students. This way we can create multidisciplinary teams where all can have an equal input.

And if English is not your strongest skill, do not worry! We will facilitate for you as well.
(Mocht Engels niet je sterkste kant zijn, wees gerust, ook jij kan meedoen en hier helpen we je ook bij!)

The organization of the SDG-Challenge developed a special "pressure-cooker", so that the teams will come up with tangible and actionable ideas that will contribute to the SDGs.


"Windesheim SDG-Challenge" is a platform that activates the whole university and organizations to critically think about present-day sustainability topics and take action together.

Business partners & challenges

What SDG-Challenge are the companies and student consultant teams working on? Check it out below!

How it works

1. Registration phase (October)

  • For registration contact Ferna Jalink
  • Selection of business partners
  • Application of participants and form Teams of student consultant teams

2. Kick Off
(12th of November)

  • Celebratory moment to meet the organisations
  • Get familiar with the challenges

3. SDG-Sprint Day (1 day - November 2020)

  • Student consultant team works with business partner on the SDG-Challenge through “pressure-cooker”

4. Final @ Windesheim (2nd of December)

  • Presentations solutions of the SDG-Challenges
  • Speeddates
  • Award ceremony by jury
  • Networking drinks

Jury & Criteria

All teams are judged on the potential impact on the organization (profit & people), the sector (people & planet) and the SDGs (people & planet).

Mena Leila Kilani

Project Manager | SDG-Nederland

Liesbeth Rijsdijk

Manager Global Project and Change Management WHC

Yoël Schuller

Project Leader Floriade


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