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Starting from the why: Innovation Champions from Unleash to UNDP

Innovation requires that we look at the world as it is and ask: Why? Why are things this way? How else could they be? What would it take to change the things that aren’t serving us?  


This is the Colour of Innovation, a podcast on innovation brought to you by the United Nations Development Programme. Innovation for development is about disrupting the way things work, or don’t  


Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

The event is jointly organized by the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and brings together experts and practitioners from a range of…  


Qatar commits 16 million to UNDP in multiyear agreement

Doha – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a two-year commitment by the government of Qatar for $16 million to its 2019 and 2020 core resources and an additional $20 million…  


Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of…  


Young Somali Innovators getting Future Ready

Gifted young Somalis are learning ways to turn their innovative ideas and development solutions into start-ups and social enterprises. A new initiative called ‘Future Ready’ is providing valuable…  


Statement of Sarah Poole: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We are so grateful to have you here with us today to dive deep into the topic of Behavioural Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment.  


Tapping into UNDP’s “distributed capacity” for innovation:

“I went there to inspire, but instead they inspired me” “It was a revelation for me,” reflected Anisha Thapa as she returned to Sudan from a mission to Gaza and the West Bank. Anisha, Head of the…  


Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Opening Remarks at "Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development"  


Tracking SDG progress in the Arab region is now available to everyone

As countries report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress at the High-Level Political Forum, they need data to review their performance and identify priority areas for action.  

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