Sustainable Development Geek

How much do you know about The SDGs?

Sustainable Development Geek (SDGeek) is a game designed to test your knowledge and get people talking about development topics in a fun way. It is grounded in the belief that successful development requires questioning, discussing, and improving our ideas, rather than finding the “right” answer.

SDGeek was inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations’ goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that officially came into force on January 1, 2016. The SDGs apply to all countries of the world, and aim to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030.

Originating in Switzerland at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDGeek has now come to China! Home to over 1.3 billion people, China is the most populous country in the world. Over the years, the country has experienced massive change and growth. In the area of development, China has now become a global leader in the achievement of the SDGs both at home and abroad. Our Chinese edition of the SDGeek includes a number of new questions that pertain specifically to sustainable development in or related to the country.

Do you have what it takes to be a Sustainable Development Geek? Prove it!

Which is bigger?

A: The population of Switzerland

B: The number of daily passengers on Beijing's subway

B: The Beijing subway receives 10 million passengers daily, nearly 2 million more than the population of Switzerland (8.49 million). The Beijing subway has 19 lines, 345 stations, and receives 3.66 billion riders annually.

The Geekiness Goes Digital

UNDP China is officially launching a digital version of the SDGeek card game through WeChat! This new version of the game will see players from around the world face off in head to head development trivia as they compete to see who is the geekiest of all!

Fun and interesting questions are designed to challenge your assumptions and provide enlightening facts about global development issues!

By playing and sharing the game with others, players will have the opportunity to earn badges and race to the top of the global leaderboard! Try to collect all 17 SDG badges and go for as many points as you can to achieve the rank of SDG Champion! 

Scan below using WeChat to play SDGeek!

Have fun... and may the geekiest win!

The Geekiness Goes Digital

UNDP China is officially launching a digital version of the SDGeek card game through WeChat! This new version of the game will see players from around the world face off in head to head development trivia as they compete to see who is the geekiest of all!

Fun and interesting questions are designed to challenge your assumptions and provide enlightening facts about global development issues!

By playing and sharing the game with others, players will have the opportunity to earn badges and race to the top of the global leaderboard! Try to collect all 17 SDG badges and go for as many points as you can to achieve the rank of SDG Champion! 

Scan below using WeChat to play SDGeek!

Have fun... and may the geekiest win!

Challenge friends in head to head development trivia!


Compare answers with players from around the world!


Collect all 17 SDG badges, improve your rank, and raise your total score!


Move up the global leaderboard and become an SDG Champion!


Did you know broccoli was first introduced to China in the 1980s by UNDP?

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

Students playing SDGeek at Peking University's 15th Annual Model United Nations

Students playing SDGeek at Peking University's 15th Annual Model United Nations

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

University students play SDGeek at the UN C

University students play SDGeek at the UN C

The launch of the SDGeek China edition card game at UNDP China's 40th anniversary

The launch of the SDGeek China edition card game at UNDP China's 40th anniversary

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

SDGeek played at the 2018 UN Day celebration in Beijing

Students playing SDGeek at Peking University's 15th Annual Model United Nations

Students playing SDGeek at Peking University's 15th Annual Model United Nations

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

The UN in China SDGeek Inter-agency Tournament held at the UN Compound in Beijing

University students play SDGeek at the UN C

University students play SDGeek at the UN C

The launch of the SDGeek China edition card game at UNDP China's 40th anniversary

The launch of the SDGeek China edition card game at UNDP China's 40th anniversary

Are you interested in joining the SDGeek community?

Email us at communication.cn@undp.org to enquire about ordering copies of the SDGeek card game.

If you have an SDG-related question that you think could stump a SUPER GEEK, click below to send it to us, and it might be included in the game!