Eline Karlas & Ina Conkic

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About the host:

In Amsterdam the event is led by Designathon Works’ creative director Ina Conkic and newest DW member Eline Karlas. For Ina this will be her fifth GCD. Previously she has facilitated the event in Beijing and has been the GCD global coordinator since 2016. For Eline this year’s GCD is her first. She has a background in international business and sustainability. Both Ina and Eline highly value education and want to make a positive impact on the future generation’s capacity to be a changemakers for a better world.

About the event:

In 2019, children from all parts of the city and the rest of the Netherlands will join the GCD event in Amsterdam. Diverse in terms of their cultures, socioeconomic background, age and gender, the children will form a united group throughout the day. The Amsterdam event was held in the THNK, school of creative leadership.

Underwater farm

An underwater plant and seaweed farm in order to conserve space on land. It has a “land component” that floats above the farm, that uses solar panels to generate enough light to grow the food underwater.

Jungle Farm

The idea is two-fold: 1) Maximize space by building upward on large trees that are already there and 2) utilize the crown of the trees to farm insects for protein and house bees and exotic plants. There is a zipline so you can move from farm to farm without having to climb up and down every time.


A friendly robot app in the supermarket to teach you and your parents about the benefits of plant based foods above animal alternatives. It also gives tips on meals and recipes.

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