Welcome to Sustainable Development Goals Open Space Community of Practice!

The three of us, Vanh Mixap, Lachlan Guthrie and Clinton Moore are passionate about creating positive changes and we are bringing together young people and practitioners from all backgrounds who want to use their skills and experience to make a difference. We will partner with industry leaders for guidance, and provide capacity building and leadership development. We will leave the leadership in the hands of the youth that want to achieve the SDGs. We don’t know where this will go yet but we believe that by bringing challenges to smart and committed people they will create exciting and innovative solutions. We have run two Open Space so far, one in Melbourne and one in Brisbane.

Sustainable development goals: What? so what? now what?

Do you know how you can help those that need it the most? Do you want to develop connections and understanding outside of your chosen discipline? We believe that when people with different perspectives come together with an open mind, amazing things happen. This is the power of interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration!


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals that each country is aiming to achieve by 2030 to improve the lives of their citizens. The strength of the SDG framework lies in the interlinkages between the SDGs. A systems change approach to the SDGs recognises the systemic interconnections, trade-offs, and seeks to address challenges within a holistic approach. These approaches can help drive us towards transformational change.

Meet The Team


Lachlan is a water engineer that is passionate about the SDGs. After working in Cambodia and attending the UNLEASH innovation lab, now co-chairs the SDG Specialist Network for the Australian Water Association.

Clinton was an inaugural SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellow for the SDGs. He continues to be inspired by the transformational potential of the SDGs for humanity and development.