Innovation Library

Explore our living library of innovation-related webinars and publications developed and hosted by UNIN and UN Entities.

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March 1, 2024
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Call to Action

This Call to Action explores how you can leverage behavioural science in our work.
All
February 28, 2024
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The State of Open Humanitarian Data 2024

Insights into humanitarian data availability and use come from managing the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), an open platform for finding and sharing data across crises and organizations.
Humanitarian Action
February 27, 2024
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Responsible AI Innovation In Law enforcement - AI Toolkit

The Toolkit for Responsible AI Innovation in Law Enforcement supports the global law enforcement community in their journey towards responsible AI innovation.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
February 16, 2024
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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
February 15, 2024
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Improving Digital Livelihood Opportunities for Refugees

This report, developed based on the workshops held with 541 total participants, including a mix of refugees and host community member, seeks to guide UNHCR and other global stakeholders in shaping future digital livelihoods programming and strategies.
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
February 8, 2024
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Using AI to assess FAO’s Knowledge Base on the Technology Accelerator

Leveraging AI, this report examines the technology accelerator trends across publicly available FAO knowledge reports, technical guidance and convening summaries.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
January 18, 2024
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Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health: Guidance on Large Multi-Modal Models

The guidance outlines over 40 recommendations for consideration by governments, technology companies, and health care providers to ensure the appropriate use of LMMs to promote and protect the health of populations.
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
January 17, 2024
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Technical Deep Dive on UN Generative AI Use Cases

This webinar illustrates which generative AI product or service could best be used for different scenarios.
All
January 14, 2024
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Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to profoundly change the global economy, with some commentators seeing it as akin to a new industrial revolution.
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
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January 14, 2024
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Assessing Agricultural Innovation Systems: A Training Manual

The manual guides trainers and facilitators to assess agricultural innovation systems and identify evidence-based needs and entry points for strengthening them.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
December 11, 2023
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#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
December 6, 2023
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Harvesting change: Harnessing emerging technologies and innovations for agrifood (Global foresight synthesis report systems transformation)

We find ourselves amidst an era marked by an unprecedented polycrisis, where our agrifood systems grapple with challenges that demand attention. Technology and innovation emerge as powerful tools to transform agrifood systems.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
December 1, 2023
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The Most Creative Look to the Future: Imagination and Creative Practice in Service of Organizational Transformation

The paper explores how embracing creative practice and imagination can catalyse innovation and transformation across the UN system.
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November 30, 2023
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Digital Journey - UNDP's Perspective

UNDP's Gayan Peiris discusses UNDP's digital landscape
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November 28, 2023
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Designing a Youth-centred Journey to the Future - A Youth Foresight Playbook

This tool encourages the safe and meaningful engagement of young people in foresight processes.
All
November 27, 2023
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Futures Cards To Shape Inclusive Foresight

This gamified learning experience is designed to help participants develop their knowledge and skills in inclusive and participatory foresight.
All
November 23, 2023
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Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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November 17, 2023
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Using large language models to help train machine learning SDG classifiers

This paper proposes the use of synthetic training data generated by large language models to improve machine learning SDG classifiers. It shows that supplementing existing training data with synthetic data produced by the ChatGPT tool improves the performance of the SDGClassy classifier.
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November 9, 2023
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Scaling Social Innovation: A Ugandan Case Study

This webinar explores how UNDP Uganda partnered with Jumia, a global e-commerce company, to digitalise informal market vendors.
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
November 9, 2023
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The Contribution of Behavioral Science to Addressing the Social and Wider Determinants of Health

This report discusses the differences and similarities between two approaches to health equity and inequalities: individually oriented behaviour change, and the social or wider determinants of health.
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
November 6, 2023
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Trends in AI and Perspectives on Transparency

The webinar discusses global trends in AI with a focus on generative AI and transparency.
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November 6, 2023
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Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in an Era of Generative AI

While generative AI offers previously unimaginable gains in productivity, it also presents concerns for the protection and promotion of human rights and for the safety of women and girls.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
November 2, 2023
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Generative AI and Jobs: Understanding the Potential Effects of Gen-AI on the Quantity and Quality of Jobs

This webinar discusses the impact of Generative AI on different occupations around the world.
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
October 31, 2023
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Guide for smart and sustainable city leaders: Envisioning sustainable digital transformation

To effectively create a smart and sustainable city through digital transformation, it is essential to have a well-defined action plan with targets, along with a funding framework to make decisions today that are in line with a city’s vision for tomorrow.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
October 24, 2023
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UN Innovation Update 2023

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

The UN Innovation Network and many UN Entities regularly host webinars and discussions to uncover emerging good practices, showcase successful projects and learn about opportunity areas for innovation, data and digital transformation.

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