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.
Join UNICEF Innovation Fund’s first free online master class on January 23, 2019 at 9am EDT with Alisee de Tonnac, CEO of Seedstars. Why is investing in female-led companies smart? What do investors look for in a company? How can you best position yourself to access early investments?
Together with private and public companies as well as NGOs and the philanthropic community, the luncheon will pave the way towards collaboration and agenda setting towards more agile and effective SDG led innovation in International Organizations.
The workshop will include sessions on current space exploration cooperation mechanisms and potential future ones and space for women.
The two high-ranking High Level Panels featuring international experts give international organisations the opportunity to present their work on the GFFA theme of “Agriculture Goes Digital – Smart Solutions for Future Farming”
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.
The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Secretariat hosts Virtual Town Halls on every first Monday of the month to share updates from the past month, an overview of upcoming activities, and provide an open forum for questions and discussion.
Organised jointly by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
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.
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.
The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit will bring together technology experts, scholars, and humanitarian practitioners for dynamic discussions about the future of blockchain technology in humanitarian operations and in pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.
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.
The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Secretariat hosts monthly Virtual Town Halls on every first Monday of the month to provide an update from the past month and an overview of upcoming activities.
Through inspiring stories from 200 organizations across sectors and geographies, UNDP’s Guest Speaker Ann Mei will share both the theory and the practice behind successful social innovation.
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.
You are invited to join a special conversation on innovation with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with innovation champions and colleagues from UNDP and UN Women in Georgia and Moldova.
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.
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.
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.
What works to unlock the potential of innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals? How can we best prepare for future challenges and technological disruptions? Join this conversation with thought leaders and doers.
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.
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.
Join this conversation to learn about our joint programme with Impact Hub ‘Accelerate 2030’, the importance of innovation ecosystems, new movements on bottom-up policies and meet some envelope-pushing entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
The Consulate-General of the Netherlands and Blockchainpilots.nl will organise a Blockchain Symposium with the assistance of UNOPS. During the Symposium several key topics will be discussed by blockchain experts, in particular financial services, (digital) identity, land registration and the SDGs.
Join UN Global Compact, the Governments of Denmark and Georgia for a panel debate on opportunities for using eGovernment solutions to monitor and reach the SDGs.
UN Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.