Feedback and Suggestions
Los Angeles, California
edited July 2019
Please share feedback and suggestions about the XPRIZE community here.
Hi friends, is there any reason why the XPrize Community is not explicitly mapping its domains, roadmaps, and prizes to the Global Goals (globalgoals.org), also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? The Global Goals have been ratified by every single country on the planet as the guideposts for how humanity wants civilization to look in 2030. The Global Goals are, in essence, an agreement about what humanity should focus its collective capacity on achieving between now and 2030.
I can see that many of the XPrize domains, roadmaps, and prizes are aligned with the Global Goals, but I'm not seeing any formal acknowledgement of that alignment. I think it would be valuable for the XPrize Community to acknowledge that it is aware of the Global Goals, which were set through one of the largest diplomatic and consensus processes undertaken in human history. There are a lot of people around the world who are deeply invested in and investing in the achievement of the Global Goals. That community would appreciate seeing that the XPrize Community is supporting the Global Goals vision. I think it would also increase the Global Goals community's engagement with and support for the XPrize Community.
Los Angeles, CA
Hi Sam - thanks for the note and feedback. You're correct that our domains, roadmaps, and prizes are aligned with the SDGs - this alignment has been intentional; for example, in crafting our scope of research and preferred future state for our Future of Food Impact Roadmap, we leveraged the SDGs extensively and aligned our preferred future with the stated outcomes for each goal, most notably SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production), which emerged as particularly relevant. But you're right that at has not been made explicit and that's definitely something for us to consider and work on. Thanks for raising the issue.
To Nick Ottens congratulations to you and your team on getting a prize for potable water. Getting water to drought hit and desert regions could have an impact on carbon capture and feeding the next billion, especially if it were low cost enough to make upgrading the land economically viable. Make the desert bloom.