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The Mapting (“mapping” and “acting”) app allows users to track and map activities that contribute to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was developed jointly by the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) and Earth Charter International (ECI) as a way of engaging and educating youth in the challenge of making the 17 SDGs a reality and helping to highlight the positive actions being taken everywhere to address global problems.
Users are able to find out about each of the SDGs as well as take photos or videos of any act, project or idea that will help achieve the SDGs and share them on a world map. They can also see other activities going on in their area and learn about the values and principles of the Earth Charter.
The Mapting app was launched in November 2016 at an event titled “Youth Boosting the Promotion and Implementation of the SDGs” held at the UN Headquarters in New York.