The availability of more and faster internet connections, satellite data and imagery, advances in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things are transforming our cities at every level. These emerging technologies have potential to advance sustainability and development work. However, digital technologies will also trigger new challenges because they can create inequality, or make it worse.
UNDP’s Digital Strategy supports these efforts by fostering new collaboration models, introducing supporting systems, structures and mechanisms to drive innovation, and building capabilities to develop and apply digital solutions that will enhance the quality, efficiency and effectiveness. The Digital Strategy sets out the vision for the evolution of UNDP over the next three years, responding to a changing digital development landscape and the evolving needs of our partners. It is framed through two inter-related transformation pathways:
Digital Transformation Pathway 1 looks outward at how we can use digital technologies to improve the way we work, including how we deliver, create, collaborate and advocate.
Digital Transformation Pathway 2 is more internally focused and aims to improve the quality, relevance and efficiency, and impact of UNDP´s business offering through better knowledge sharing and improved data usage.
30 March 2020 - Singapore has reported just 96 cases of coronavirus and no deaths, while the recoveries are outpacing the rate of infection. But not all countries could replicate the conditions for Singapore's containment success, which include a top-notch healthcare system.
17 Feb 2020 - The Guangzhou Award serves as a platform for the sharing and exchange of innovative practices in the local implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA). Its objective is to contribute to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements.
17 Feb 2020 - Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and Orange Business Services are collaborating on a smart city application that will use 3D visualisation to monitor and enhance services across the capital of the UAE.
17 Feb 2020 - The Tenth World Urban Forum wrapped up in Abu Dhabi with delegates urging action on all aspects of rapid urbanization, recognizing that an increasingly urbanized world is a ‘transformative force’ that can be harnessed and steered to boost sustainable development.
The Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development is looking for the most innovative practices around the globe that improve the living environment with $1M worth of prizes to be awarded at the Dubai Expo 2020.
Evercomm's AI-driven Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions dramatically reduce integration costs and time, enable real-time analytics correlating sensor data and equipment profiles, and extract critical operation insights along with indexing equipment performance at scale.