The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

We have aligned our workshops with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Student-Led Workshops

In order to empower students, all school groups are expected to run a student-led workshop. More information on these workshops will be available later.

Professional-Led Workshops

This list will continue to be updated as workshops are confirmed.

Documentary Screening: Bird of Prey

The Philippine Eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors — and of an untold number of other species — is tied to the fate of the Philippines' last fragments of old-growth forest.

In 1977, world-renowned cinematographer Neil Rettig filmed the first images of the Philippine Eagle in the wild, transforming the bird into a national symbol. But today, with a rapidly expanding human population facing serious political, economic, and environmental turmoil, the eagle’s plight has fallen out of public consciousness.

“Bird of Prey” follows Neil’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the eagle. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to save a species from extinction?

Bird of Prey by cinematographer Neil Rettig

Branding & Graphic Design for Impact

Roxy loves stories. A few years back, she saw a lot of unheard yet meaningful Filipino stories that can be told through something she knew she can work with - graphic design. Today, she is the creative director and founder of a small, young, and passionate creative group called Works of Heart. The design agency aims to work with mission-based organisations by providing effective & accessible design to catapult their advocacies forward. At the moment, she is busy with projects related to public school education & social entrepreneurship.

Roxy Navarro, Creative Director and Founder of Works of Heart

Fight to Protect

Fight to Protect is an awareness-raising movement on child sexual violence that uses sports as both a platform and a tool. The workshop to be held at the GIN conference will feature both the Fight to Protect story and an introduction to the sport and self-defense system of Jiujitsu. The goal is to empower the participants physically, mentally and emotionally. Jiujitsu’s emphasis is on technique rather than strength and power. That emphasis will allow participants to realize their potential regardless of their physical attributes because they can use techniques that are most effective according to their body types and preferences. In the same way, the story of Fight to Protect will allow each one to explore his/her own way to impact society with his/her own skills, talents and resources.

Margarita "Meggie Ochoa", Philippines Jiujitsu national athlete

Design Thinking: How To Innovate To Help Others

Have you ever wanted to invent a product that would help you solve a problem? Perhaps a machine that cleans your room automatically? Or a robot that does your homework for you? Design Thinking is a process for coming up with ideas for useful products and services in a way that is fun, effective, and involves working with your friends. We'll learn how the Swiffer became so successful, how a blanket saved thousands of poor babies, and how Uber convinced millions of people to get into a car with a complete stranger. We might not have time to create a room-cleaning robot, but you may realize you don't actually need one!

Lance Katigbak, designer, photographer, filmmaker, and management consultant

Think it. Believe it. Act it!

In this workshop, participants will act on what they think and believe. Using excerpts from Girls are Our Future by Sister Cyril, Neil Farrelly, and Greg Dale, participants will read, digest, and discuss various current humanitarian issues such as child labour, education for all, poverty, and the environment. Students will then collaborate to produce and present a visual and physical work that conveys a message and inspires and encourages action around these poignant issues.

Neil Farrelly, director of Nose2Nose

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation is a data and metric driven 1-Day workshop led by individuals from multi-awarded Philippine social enterprise, Messy Bessy, that seeks to educate students on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and design thinking in business.

Abee Magallona, Head of Messy Bessy’s non-profit arm, HOUSE Foundation

Woven on the Move

Woven on the Move is a series of workshops with the goal to raise awareness on the centuries-old tradition of weaving among the youth and at the same time, embolden our weavers to protect and preserve their craft.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will have the basic practical skills for banig weaving. But more than the technical know-how, the workshop will instill a deeper respect and appreciation for this traditional craft.

Banig Weaving

Writing Letters to Leaders

Writing Letters to Leaders is a workshop that aims to teach citizens how to best communicate and reach leaders in corporations, local government units, and institutions. The lecture will include examples of letters and letter writing tips. Participants will then have the chance to write their own letters, and their output will be discussed in smaller groups.

Lara Jean L. Salaysay, social studies high school teacher and sustainability advocate

Zero Waste Ways in Living

Zero Waste Ways in Living is an interactive learning session about how you can easily live a more meaningful, positively impactful, waste-free life by being a more conscious consumer. It will introduce concepts on zero-waste and conscious consumption, and to move participants to take a pro-environmental action at home and in the ways that they eat, shop, and travel.

Denise Subido, Managing Director of Muni