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17 Rooms Global Flagship

Submit your big idea for a future 17 Rooms annual flagship process!


Do you have an idea for an international-scale action that would help advance a specific dimension of one of the world’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals? If so, we encourage you to submit your idea for a future 17 Rooms annual flagship process. We are looking for ideas that require cooperative action over a 12–18-month horizon.

The initial deadline for submissions is October 31, 2022, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter. We expect this form to take 5-10 minutes to complete. We plan to respond to initial submissions by December 2022. Please contact 17Rooms@brookings.edu if you have any questions.

About 17 Rooms and the Global Flagship

17 Rooms is a novel approach for advancing the economic, social, and environmental priorities embedded in the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It offers a neutral and creative space where leaders from different sectors and backgrounds can connect to collaborate and carry forward decisive next steps for the SDGs. Seventeen working groups, or “Rooms,” (one per SDG) come together to advance action within each Goal, while expanding opportunities for collaboration across Goals. Each Room of typically 10-15 Members identifies one-to-three actions to take over the next 12-18 months. The 17 Rooms Secretariat offers logistical and substantive support.

The annual Flagship process launches each year in May, with a kick-off event and initial Room meetings. Rooms then meet at their own pace in June and July. During a virtual annual summit in September, Rooms connect and exchange insights to strengthen their respective action plans. Each Room then shifts to advancing its action agenda over the following year.


Submit Your Ideas

Countless leaders have great ideas for bringing people together to drive change. The most sustainable and scalable change tends to come from collaboration and collective action. Diverse perspectives and experiences strengthen pathways to progress. 17 Rooms provides a platform to find new allies, improve approaches, and grow action. We encourage you to submit your idea for a future 17 Rooms annual flagship process!

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