Innovation in General (incl. HCD)

Explore our living library of innovation-related webinars and publications hosted by the UN Innovation Network and UN Entities.

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February 16, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event

Witness the newest cohort of cutting-edge startups and social entrepreneurs pitch live in front of potential funders, government officials, and industry leaders.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
December 11, 2023

#Innovation30 - Young Climate Innovators Shaping the Future (Episode 1)

Hear the stories of young climate innovators from around the world nominated and supported by global accelerators and selected by #Innovation30.
SDG 13: Climate Action
October 24, 2023

UN Innovation Update 2023

The UN Innovation Update highlight how 40 UN Entities from across the system are leveraging innovative approaches in their work.
September 6, 2023

UN 2.0 Policy Brief

The Brief outlines the SG's vision for a modernised UN system with cutting-edge skills and forward-thinking culture.
July 18, 2023

Innovative Learning Solutions to Navigate Complexity: Adapting Systems Thinking to Future Classrooms

This white paper explores how to embed a systems thinking mindset throughout the education system.
July 14, 2023

Guide to Innovation Partnerships

This guide explain key concepts of innovation partnerships, demonstrates how to set them up for success, and provides an overview of tools & guides.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
June 30, 2023

WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2022 Lunch and Learn

Having implemented innovation projects, colleagues from WFP Innovation Accelerator shared their innovation stories as well as lessons learned in 2022.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
May 10, 2023

How to Build Innovation Partnerships

The event discusses the special link between innovation and partnerships, discussed what a "partnership" really is, and shared a framework to work with as teams build out future partnerships.
December 28, 2022

Gaming and the Metaverse: The Alarming Rise of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
December 28, 2022

Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy

The rapid spread of digital technologies is creating new opportunities for growth and development, but the benefits of digitalization are not automatic and women still face multiple obstacles to succeed in the digital economy.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
December 12, 2022

Learn and Share: S.P.A.C.E. for Innovation at the UN

The event explored how innovation is understood in five UN entities, as well as what processes they use to foster innovation internally.
December 6, 2022

The Future We Create: How Innovation Can Advance Disability-inclusive Development

On the occasion of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2022, this webinar provided a platform to exchange good practices, discuss challenges, and identify solutions in innovation and technology that support disability-inclusive development.
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November 23, 2022

Towards a Healthcare Innovation Scaling Framework - The Voice of the Innovator 

This paper investigates the systemic challenges that African healthcare innovators experience in the quest to scale their innovations.
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
November 21, 2022

Green Technology Book 2022 - Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

The Book takes a look at the state of play of green technologies responding to some of the most critical challenges of climate change with special focus on agriculture and forestry, the water sector and cities.
SDG 13: Climate Action
November 14, 2022

Digital Facilitation Toolkit

The Digital Facilitation Toolkit has been created with two purposes: to support the delivery of online capacity-building strategies and to shed light on the different dimensions playing a role when facilitating online.
November 1, 2022

Digital Accessibility - The Path to Leave No One Behind

The webinar highlights why digital inclusion is foundational to the achievement of SDGs, shares how senior executives are promoting digital accessibility, and draws a link between digital Innovation and the prerogative for digital accessibility.

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