Time to Radically Change the Status Quo: Novel Ways to Address Gender-Based Violence
Dec
10
12:30 PM12:30

Time to Radically Change the Status Quo: Novel Ways to Address Gender-Based Violence

  • RBAP Conference Room (and via YouTube Live) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gender inequalities and gender-based violence are complex problems that cannot be solved with technical solutions alone. Innovation can help to improve our ability to deliver violence prevention and response services; to design and evaluate ethical experiments to scale what works; and it has the potential to facilitate systems-change efforts.

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The Future of Human Potential with Dr Dr. Vivienne Ming
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Future of Human Potential with Dr Dr. Vivienne Ming

  • The Centre for Humanitarian Data (and via Live Stream) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Renowned theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and inventor Dr. Vivienne Ming will be be giving a talk about the future of human potential and share how we can use “mad science” to experiment with whole new visions of work, education, innovation, and inclusive economies.

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Future of Finance
Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Future of Finance

The conference, organised by the HLCM Finance and Budget Network, will offer insights into innovative advances being achieved in the area of finance, and provide inspiration for some opportunities for further innovation within financial management functions in the UN system.

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International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers
Nov
21
to Nov 23
FAO

International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers

Innovation is the central driving force which will transform food systems, lift family farmers out of poverty and help the world to achieve food security, sustainable agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Symposium will provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision-makers and, among other things, will celebrate inspiring success stories of innovators, acting as catalyst for boosting partnerships as well as public and private investments to foster and scale up agricultural innovation.

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Data Science Africa
Nov
12
to Nov 16

Data Science Africa

  • African University of Science and Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Data Science Africa 2018 seminar will be hosted on 12th-16th November in Nigeria. The event will include workshops and presentations by data experts, legal and privacy specialists and public sector specialists. It will be preceded by a three-day school on machine learning and data science where participants can learn and interact with presenters.

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Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (hosted by UNOOSA)
Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (hosted by UNOOSA)

This session / workshop will consider public/private partnership models and cooperation with the private sector to increase the use of space science, technology and applications for economic growth and sustainable development, as well as the legal and ethical aspects of cooperation models involving non-State actors.

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UN World Data Forum
Oct
22
to Oct 24

UN World Data Forum

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UNGA Side-Event - Experimentation & Behaviour Change for the SDG's: Bringing Behavioural Insights to Scale (hosted by UNDP & UNICEF)
Sep
28
2:30 PM14:30

UNGA Side-Event - Experimentation & Behaviour Change for the SDG's: Bringing Behavioural Insights to Scale (hosted by UNDP & UNICEF)

What works to facilitate behaviour change for a sustainable future? How can Development Organization institutionalize experimental ways of working? Join the conversation with Prof. Cass Sunstein of Harvard University, co-author of the bestseller ‘Nudge’ and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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UNGA Side-Event - Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific (hosted by ESCAP)
Sep
28
1:15 PM13:15

UNGA Side-Event - Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific (hosted by ESCAP)

The high-level panel on “Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific” will be an interactive dialogue focused on the opportunities for advancing innovative financing mechanisms to foster increased participation of women entrepreneurs. The event will also be used to launch a new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific led by ESCAP with financial support from Global Affairs Canada.

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UNGA Side-Event - Internet Connectivity for All: Universal Access for Sustainable Development (hosted by ITU & others)
Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00
ITU

UNGA Side-Event - Internet Connectivity for All: Universal Access for Sustainable Development (hosted by ITU & others)

Convened by Italy and Mexico, this high-level event will provide an opportunity to foster discussion among experts, UN Agencies and Member States on the concrete ways to accelerate efforts in order to improve access to internet connectivity and ensure integrated and sustainable development.

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UNGA Side-Event - Accelerating the SDGs through Digital Innovation (hosted by UN Global Pulse, UNDP & Microsoft)
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

UNGA Side-Event - Accelerating the SDGs through Digital Innovation (hosted by UN Global Pulse, UNDP & Microsoft)

New data sources and the rapidly-evolving capabilities of emerging technologies hold great promise for social impact, and are already transforming many domains. Join innovators from across the UN, the private and public sector for an evening during which we identify and explore real examples of technology and innovation for accelerating the SDGs.

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Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

UNGA Side-Event - Leveraging emerging technologies, business models and innovation for the SDGs (hosted by UN Global Compact)

Hosted as part of the UN Global Compact's Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs Action platform, this meeting will explore initiatives that leverage emerging technologies, new business models, and harness innovation to generate solutions addressing the Global Goals.

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

UNGA Side-Event - How to Advance an Inclusive Digital Society and Scale ICTs for the SDGs (hosted by ITU & others)

ITU and DIAL partnered on new research that will be unveiled on the sidelines of UN General Assembly. The research informs a flexible methodology to help countries make smarter and more strategic decisions that promote cross-sector ICT investment.

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UNGA Side-Event - Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution (hosted by UNDP)
Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

UNGA Side-Event - Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution (hosted by UNDP)

  • Trusteeship Council, UNHQ (and via Livestream) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join a discussion that will take stock of the challenges and opportunities posed by the fourth industrial revolution, consider policy innovations occurring around the world and how they aim to ensure that technological transformations are leveraged in ways that leave no one behind.

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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Artificial Intelligence for Health (hosted by ITU)

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops linked to the ITU Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health. The aim of these workshops is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers to discuss standardization opportunities for the assessment of AI for health solutions and to identify use cases and data required for the evaluation and validation with open benchmarks.

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UNGA Side-Event - New Technologies and Mobile Solutions for Development: Business Driving Innovation for Social Good (hosted by UN DESA, ITC & others)
Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

UNGA Side-Event - New Technologies and Mobile Solutions for Development: Business Driving Innovation for Social Good (hosted by UN DESA, ITC & others)

This event brings together global leaders and experts from the public and private sectors to discuss how business and governments can promote the effective and responsible use of new technologies, mobile services and innovation to accelerate the SDGs closing the digital divide, supporting a sustainable planet and ensuring the digital revolution leaves no one behind.

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UNGA Side-Event - Future on a Plate: Tech and the End of Hunger (hosted by The World Food Programme, UN Global Pulse, and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data)
Sep
24
to Sep 28

UNGA Side-Event - Future on a Plate: Tech and the End of Hunger (hosted by The World Food Programme, UN Global Pulse, and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data)

The World Food Programme, together with Global Pulse and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, invite you to a personal tour of an interactive exhibit about technology innovations in support of humanitarian action.

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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

Special Session on Innovation for Children and Young People (hosted by UNICEF)

  • CR 1 UNHQ (and live via UNTV) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UNICEF will hold a Special Session on “Innovation for Children and Young People” during its Executive Board to highlight and discuss the rapidly growing opportunities as well as the challenges technology can bring to benefit children’s lives and its broader impact on the world.

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