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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.​​

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Humanitarian Hackathon
Jan
15
to Jan 16
WFP

Humanitarian Hackathon

The hackathon aims to develop technology-driven solutions for some of today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges by engaging the humanitarian and private sector to deliver validated prototypes for solutions that are applicable, replicable and scalable in humanitarian contexts.

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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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