Randomized Lunch Trials


Randomized Lunch Trials


Sign Up 

Review our eligibility criteria (below).  If you meet the requirements, sign up by providing a 150 word bio and basic contact information.


Get Matched

On the 1st working day of each month you will receive an email with the profile of a person in Geneva.  They may be from the UN, an NGO, the private sector, academia or other community organizations.  They will also receive your profile. 


Go For Lunch

Contact your match and set up coffee or lunch at a time that it is convenient for both of you.  It is completely informal and a chance to get to know the other person and their work. 


Sign Up Form

We just need a few pieces of information about you.

Don't worry, if you decide you no longer want to participate you simply email info@geneva2030.org and you will no longer be included in the program.

Name *
150 words maximum
Please indicate the language(s) you are comfortable speaking in. *



Please see if you meet the following criteria in order to participate in Randomized Lunch Trials: 

  • You are located in or around Geneva, Switzerland.
  • You are a working professional or researcher on issues related to sustainable development, humanitarian response, or human rights.
  • You are involved, active or keenly interested in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • You are from a UN organization, international organization, NGO, civil society, government/mission, the private sector, or academia. 

Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

Worried about getting the conversation started?  Fear not, here are questions to kick things off:

  • Where are you from, originally? Have you lived in other countries or regions?  Which one was your favorite?
  • How long have you been in Geneva? What do you like most about the city?
  • What brought you here today? How did you hear about Randomized Lunch Trials? What kinds of people are you hoping to meet?
  • What is the subject of your formal education?  Does it relate to the work you do now? How?
  • What is your organization's purpose?  How does it go about its work?
  • How long have you worked in this thematic area and/or organization?
  • How did you begin working on SDGs?
  • Which SDGs goal/targets are you active in implementing?  How?  
  • What is the most innovative approach to SDG implementation you have seen so far?  
  • Do you have any specific projects related to SDGs that have you been working on recently? What are some of the challenges you face in this project? What are the opportunities?
  • What are your job responsibilities? What is a typical day like? What skills do you need to be successful in your role?  
  • What is the most valuable learning (formal or informal) experience you have ever had?
  • Where can I learn more about your organization/work/initiative (websites, social media)? 
  • Are there any resources (courses, events, videos, books, tools) that you recommend I look into?