UNGA Events - Reboot the Earth -  Youth Tech Challenge on Climate
Sep
18
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.

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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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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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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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Behaviourally Informed Policy Projects
Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Behaviourally Informed Policy Projects

Policymakers are increasingly turning to the behavioral sciences to tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. Behavioral insights (BI) comes into a key place in the associated behaviorally informed policy work.

The World Bank and UN Women cordially invite you to a brownbag exchange on BI, where the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD), the World Bank’s behavioral sciences team will present experiences with behaviorally informed policy work, with a special focus on the gender stream.

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Accelerator Lab Network Presentation
Jun
26
4:30 PM16:30

Accelerator Lab Network Presentation

Development requires a new set of pathways and parameters, designed with courage and creativity. The UNDP Accelerator Labs will create new capabilities for national partners in 78 countries to reimagine development for the 21st century.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) together with core investors, the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Qatar, is building the world’s largest learning network to tackle development challenges. This is a new kind of partnership – one where we engage together in a global experiment explore, test, and grow solutions.

Interested in learning more and become part of this global initiative? Join us in Berlin for the official presentation of the Accelerator Lab Network:

When: 26 June 2019,
16.30h Arrival of Participants and Registration
17-18h Official Programme
18-19h Networking opportunity

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The Paris Agreement - How a 1.5C World Can Only be Circular
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Paris Agreement - How a 1.5C World Can Only be Circular

The 2019 Circularity Gap report warns the rate of raw material extraction at 92 billion tonnes per year is already exceeding planetary boundaries, and that due to population and economic growth this figure could swell to a staggering 184 billion tonnes per year by 2050. The report points out that only a mutually reinforcing combination of low-carbon development and resource efficiency can shift our world economy to a low carbon pathway. Consequently, a systematic and holistic approach to climate change is needed which doesn’t focus on single sectors or industries and instead focuses on a new vision of sustainable, low-carbon growth while re-writing the narrative that reducing emissions is costly to the economy.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of how circular economies, which are aimed at minizing production of wasteful materials and making the most of resources, are well placed to target consumption-based emissions and address responsibilities for outsourced industries. This webinar will also discuss cooperative climate finance approaches that can take into consideration emissions generated along the supply chains and address the emissions embedded in the products as well as off-shore finance markets and related climate finance calculations.

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Harnessing Impact Investment
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

Harnessing Impact Investment

The rise of Impact Investing shows that positive, measurable, environmental and social change is an investment opportunity that can yield financial returns. Impact Investment is changing the way in which capital is allocated. Its grows steadily year after year and perhaps signals the «paradgim shift» needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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.

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