Start of SDG House
KIT Royal Tropical Institute launched “SDG House” in its landmark building located in Amsterdam, creating a space for like-minded people to meet, connect and work together to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Today, KIT (aslo known as SDG House Amsterdam) is a thriving community of experts, entrepreneurs and professionals with a membership of 60+ organisations.
LAUNCH OF NETWORK
The network of SDG Houses was established in 2020 with the aim to inspire and activate companies, knowledge institutions, governments and citizens to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs in the Netherlands. The nine initiators of the network are organizations and business locations that are themselves sustainable ‘hotspots’ at a local level that promote collaboration, knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship for sustainable development.
Since 2017, SDG House has expanded from its first location in Amsterdam into a diverse network spanning across the country, with locations in Den Haag, Utrecht and Maastricht.
This network of SDG Houses brings together partners working to accelerate the SDG Agenda on a national and global scale through innovation, education and collaboration.
Each SDG House is a regional or municipal hotspot for sustainability events and entrepreneurship, convening people who share the common purpose of achieving the SDGs.
Our ambition is a worldwide network of SDG Houses connecting and facilitating people, companies and other organisations that want to “Walk the Talk”.
As an increasing number of entrepreneurs are striving to implement the SDGs, we believe that it is important to help prepare the coming working generation in becoming future-proof professionals, or as we like to call them, “SDG Professionals”. Besides, young people are ever-present in the strife towards a sustainable and inclusive future for all!
SDG House launched the 15-week SDG Traineeship for young people to pave a career path within the field of sustainability whilst making concrete steps in achieving the SDGs
Simultaneously, we offer businesses a chance to work with a group of SDG Trainees on a real business case that is in line with sustainability and inclusivity – it’s a win-win!