Interagency Innovation Bootcamp
Apr
29
to May 3

Interagency Innovation Bootcamp

The first Interagency Innovation Bootcamp, hosted by the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, is a week-long high-intensity training programme to spark and catalyse new innovation projects across the UN. Bootcamps provide innovators with the time, space and skills to focus on their project, refine their idea and take it to the next level.

View Event →
Heath Innovation Exchange
May
21
to May 23

Heath Innovation Exchange

Join UNAIDS for the launch of the Health Innovation Exchange, a platform to showcase innovations with potential to deliver large-scale impact for countries reaching the SDG3 targets, and to connect them to innovative financing solutions.

View Event →

Blockchains in Trade Logistics - Implications for developing country integration in global supply chains
Apr
4
3:00 PM15:00

Blockchains in Trade Logistics - Implications for developing country integration in global supply chains

In the area of supply chain management and logistics, blockchains could increase accuracy, traceability and transparency through data integrity, simplification, increased security, multi-use big data and guaranteed confidentiality. However, they can also present major challenges, both technical and non- technological.

View Event →
Organizing Innovation in International Organizations: From Volunteer Labs to Idea Vaults
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Organizing Innovation in International Organizations: From Volunteer Labs to Idea Vaults

Across the board in IOs, we are seeing the creation of new structures, experimental programs, accelerators, informal volunteer labs and innovation units. But what is the best approach for our particular context and how do we answer the most pressing questions about organizing innovation?

View Event →
Getting to Know... UNICEF Innovation
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Getting to Know... UNICEF Innovation

There is a lot of interest to learn more about how UN Entities have set-up and structured their Innovation Functions and their approach to supporting innovators from within and outside of their organisations.

We'd like to invite you to join us for a mini-webinar series as part of which WFP, UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF will introduce their innovation functions and answer any questions you might have. This webinar will introduce UNICEF’s Office of Innovation.

View Event →
Think equal, build smart, innovate for change - Remarks on International Women's Day
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Think equal, build smart, innovate for change - Remarks on International Women's Day

The Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, the Chairperson of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and UN Women’s Executive Director, among other eminent guests, will offer reflections on this year’s theme: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

View Event →
Frontier Technologies for Accelerating Sustainable Development - Opportunity or Barrier to Development?
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Frontier Technologies for Accelerating Sustainable Development - Opportunity or Barrier to Development?

The conference aims at bringing Member States’ representatives and the United Nations together with top researchers, experts, practitioners, the private sector, civil society and other key actors to discuss the opportunities provided by Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for sustainable development as well the challenges they might present to the implementation of the Agenda 2030.

View Event →
Getting to Know... UNDP Innovation
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Getting to Know... UNDP Innovation

There is a lot of interest to learn more about how UN Entities have set-up and structured their Innovation Functions and their approach to supporting innovators from within and outside of their organisations.

We'd like to invite you to join us for a mini-webinar series as part of which WFP, UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF will introduce their innovation functions and answer any questions you might have. This webinar will introduce UNDP’s Innovation Team.

View Event →
Smart Investing Master Class with Jennifer Petriglieri
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Investing Master Class with Jennifer Petriglieri

Join UNICEF Innovation Fund’s free online master class on February 20, 2019 at 9am EDT with Jennifer Petriglieri, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. An award winning researcher and teacher, Jennifer will tackle common myths associated with female leadership. Is it true that women lead differently to men? How can you play to your strengths in your leadership style?

View Event →
Expand Horizon Webinar with Azeem Azhar
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

Expand Horizon Webinar with Azeem Azhar

in this first “Expand Horizon” Webinar, Azeem Azhar will provide context to the innovation work happening today, showing how innovation is accelerating and where the future is taking us. Ultimately the talk is aimed at empowering people to take the opportunities that exist in front of us by understanding how the history of innovation has lead us to this point using practical examples. The aim is to show the responsibility we have as innovators and the change we can make by taking the leap into entrepreneurship.

View Event →
MOOC on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

MOOC on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace

This 8-week course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, and resolution of, and recovery from, violent conflicts. Many of the considerations and approaches in this course are also relevant to understanding and addressing social conflicts around natural resources and the environment.

View Event →
Future of Work for African Youth
Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00
ILO

Future of Work for African Youth

  • International Labour Organization (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is the current work situation for young people in different parts of Africa? How is it influenced by the changing nature of work? Considering this, how can Africa harness the potential of its youth today and in future? To better understand these questions and the extent of tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges, and to guide future actions, SDC and ILO join forces to organize the Future of Work for African Youth Conference in Geneva, with an interactive livestream for global audiences.

View Event →
Getting to Know... UNHCR Innovation
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Getting to Know... UNHCR Innovation

There is a lot of interest to learn more about how UN Entities have set-up and structured their Innovation Functions and their approach to supporting innovators from within and outside of their organisations.

We'd like to invite you to join us for a mini-webinar series as part of which WFP, UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF will introduce their innovation functions and answer any questions you might have. This webinar will introduce UNHCR's Innovation Service.

View Event →
Co-financing for GBV Action Plans and SDG Accelerators
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Co-financing for GBV Action Plans and SDG Accelerators

As part of UNDP’s global project, Ending Gender-based Violence and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, participatory GBV local action plans are being piloted in several settings. The UNU-IIGH team is leading a piece of research and policy translation on the costs, value for money and financing of these local plans in 5 countries

View Event →
Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium
Jan
22
to Jan 24

Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium

  • Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium will take place in Cairo, Egypt from 22-24 January 2019. The Symposium is organized ​by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), jointly with​ the World Bank Group and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is kindly hosted by​ the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt.​​

View Event →