Drone Enable
Nov
12
to Nov 14

Drone Enable

The International Civil Aviation Organization Third DRONE ENABLE Symposium will be convened from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Montréal, Canada. The theme is "DRONE ENABLE/3 – Facilitating Future Innovation".  

The symposium will bring together key stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and international organizations active in the unmanned aviation sector to exchange research, best practices, lessons learned and respective challenges. Attention will be given to complex issues related to the introduction of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and UAS traffic management (UTM). The aircraft registry network, which ICAO has spearheaded, will be described including its purpose, intended functionality and interaction with national registry systems. Best practices will also be discussed to address cyber issues, information management, uncertificated unmanned aircraft (UA) operations in high seas airspace, operations above FL600, rules of the air and more.

On the second day of DRONE ENABLE/3, panel speakers, selected from those having comprehensively addressed the problem statement in our recently released Request for Information (RFI), regarding advancing the ICAO UTM framework, will discuss the technical issues highlighted above.

The symposium will describe commercial and non-commercial activities in this rapidly evolving sector of the aviation industry. It will also showcase the breadth of existing technologies, and ongoing research and development. The symposium will provide participants with valuable networking opportunities. We encourage you to take advantage of the wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available to showcase your State, organization, or company.

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World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future
Dec
2
to Dec 3

World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future

The theme for the 2019 Summit is Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future.

Cities are places of opportunity: 80% of global GDP is created in cities, helping hundreds of millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Over recent decades, cities have become a magnet for talent, investment, and for youth seeking a prosperous future. 

The promise offered by cities is driving unprecedented population growth, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Globally, 4 billion people - more than half the global population - live in cities. By 2030, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, and a third of the world’s population will be housed in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. 

Rapid urbanization at this scale presents unparalleled challenges. The increasing population density, shocks from environmental pressures, growing infrastructure demands, and the increased expectations from residents and visitors to deliver services that improve their quality of life will all need to be met – at a sustainable cost.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing, younger, digitally savvy population, we must push the frontier of our current thinking to create sustainable opportunities for our cities to function smarter than they do today.

Smart technologies can be harnessed to create enabling environments for innovation, sustainable economic development, high standards of living, and the improvement of all aspects of community life.This year's World Bank Youth Summit will provide a platform for youth around the world to contribute to global discussion and to actively learn how to develop a concept into a smart city solution. These solutions will seek to address problems that lie at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, human development, and sustainable development for cities, which will impact the future of our youth and generations to come.

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What are Behavioural Insights and how can they help the UN achieve the SDGs?
Oct
14
9:15 AM09:15

What are Behavioural Insights and how can they help the UN achieve the SDGs?

Behavioural Insights offers the UN a new tool to better design and increase the effectiveness of its programmes and interventions. This introductory session will explore the concept of behavioural insights and how it can be applied to the work of the United Nations. It will also feature lightning talks showcasing how the UN is already using Behavioural Insights, featuring examples from UN Women and UNDP.

Speaker:  Eldar Shafir, Princeton University 

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Not Every Great Idea Comes Wrapped in a Hoodie – How Older Entrepreneurs are Helping to Shape the Tech Landscape
Oct
9
1:15 PM13:15

Not Every Great Idea Comes Wrapped in a Hoodie – How Older Entrepreneurs are Helping to Shape the Tech Landscape

There is a commonly held perception that younger people possess more transformative and creative technology ideas than older people. However, older entrepreneurs maintain experience in critically analyzing financial and tech markets – a vital skill younger people may lack. Additionally, older entrepreneurs have developed leadership and problem-solving skills integral to promoting productivity within a company.

Inclusivity is a fundamental pillar of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thus, strides must be made to also increase age inclusivity in entrepreneurial tech to effectively engage and support older entrepreneurs. As populations grow increasingly older and healthier, it is important to overcome bias (both unconscious and overt) and also invest in older tech entrepreneurs and to grow a more inclusive professional culture.

Given the opportunities and risks of rapid technological change, which is increasingly transforming economies and societies around the world, it is vital that the contributions and potential of older entrepreneurs are not overlooked or sidelined. Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will require the contributions of all of us. Importantly, the purpose is not to pit older and younger tech entrepreneurs against each other or to establish a preference in favour of older entrepreneurs, but rather to dispel myths and stereotypes and help support the creation of a more inclusive tech sector in which age (young or older) is not a barrier and in which good business ideas can find support and investment regardless of irrelevant factors.

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Connecting Smart Sustainable Cities with the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct
1
to Oct 4

Connecting Smart Sustainable Cities with the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Valencia Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Ministry of Economy and Business and the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement and more than 25 partners is organizing the ninth edition of the Green Standards Week, which will be hosted by the City of Valencia, from 1 to 4 October 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

The Green Standards Week acts as a global platform where policymakers, field experts, city planners, regulators, standards experts, civil societies, and among others can come together to discuss the role of information communication technologies (ICTs) and frontier technologies in facilitating smart governance and smart sustainable cities.

The event also aims to identify the standardization requirements that would accelerate the deployment of ICTs and frontier technologies and to raise awareness on the importance and opportunities that they bring in engineering innovative climate solutions, expediting the transition to smart sustainable cities and unlocking the potential of circular economy.

Discussions will be held in English and Spanish.

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UNGA Events - Reboot the Earth -  Youth Tech Challenge on Climate
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

UNGA Events - Reboot the Earth - Youth Tech Challenge on Climate

Reboot The Earth is planned as a social coding event that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.

Through a series of Tech Challenge in four continents, young people, including students will be presented with the opportunity to use open data and tech concepts to solve a local climate crisis that may be unique to each location and its community needs. This event is hosted by UN Technology Innovation Labs.

For more information, please click here.

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UNGA Events - Youth Climate Summit
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00
UN

UNGA Events - Youth Climate Summit

The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

This historic event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.

The Youth Climate Summit will feature a full-day of programming that brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. It will be action oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, with equal representation of young leaders from all walks of life.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Workshop on Distributed Ledger Technology Scalability and Interoperability
Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00
ITU

Workshop on Distributed Ledger Technology Scalability and Interoperability

The International Telecommunication Union is organizing the ITU workshop on Distributed Ledger Technology Scalability and Interoperability.

Objectives
The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Examine scalability requirements of DLT platforms;

  • Discuss approaches to benchmark DLT platform performance;

  • Identify components of DLT that would benefit from interoperability;

  • Discuss approaches to minimize DLT platform differences from the user perspective;

  • Review related standardization activities;

  • Propose a way forward for related standardization work in ITU-T Study Groups.

Target Audience
Participation in the workshop is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. Participation in the workshop is free of charge, however seats are limited and no fellowships will be granted. The workshop will be held in English only.

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The Evolution of Tech-Business Trends
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00
UN

The Evolution of Tech-Business Trends

Combining his technical experience with his insights as an Incubation Manager at Nile University’s TechSpace, Mr. Mohamed Gouda leads this TechNovation talk on the evolution of tech and business trends. This includes discussions on cloud computing, virtualization, AI, smart devices, blockchain, and other frontier technologies trends. This talk brings forward the technologies, their case-uses, and positioning in Egypt. Techies, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts are invited to this special edition of the TechNovation series, co-organized by UNTIL Egypt and Nile University. 

About the Speaker 
Mohamed Gouda is the Incubation Manager at Nile University TechSpace. Gouda has a strong technical background and project management skills. He has a track-record working with academia and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, civil society, as well as the private sector. An engineer by training and techie at heart, Gouda has participated various trainings and hands-on professional experiences from numerous institutions, including Cisco, Google, and IEEE. 
Techspace is the first software incubator specialized in Web 3.0 technologies, such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, in Egypt.
 

About the TechNovation Talks & Workshops

The TechNovation talks feature specialists from academia, private and public sector who explain cutting-edge technologies and their possible uses in education, health, industry, agriculture, and other sustainable development sectors.

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