Innovations Catalyzed by COVID-19: A Virtual Innovation Exhibit at the UN’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum 2021
Date and Time: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (7:30 AM Eastern Standard Time) - Wednesday, 5 May 2021 (8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time)
In a series of panels, winners of the 2020 and 2021 UN Calls for Innovations will share their expertise around food systems; vulnerable communities; education; maternal, child, and newborn health; and environment across 34 countries. Moderated by thought leaders, innovators will explain their cutting-edge initiatives and share insights from their experience implementing development solutions in a rapidly changing context around the pandemic. Click here to see the 25 winners of the 2020 and 2021 UN Call for Innovations.
Panel Series Includes:
- Panel 1: Opening of the Virtual Innovation Exhibit & Food Systems Innovations (May 4 @ 7:30-8:30 am EDT) - see the speakers here
- Panel 2: Innovations for Vulnerable Communities (May 4 @ 12:30-1:30 pm EDT) - see speaker here
- Panel 3: Education Innovations 1 (May 4 @ 12:30-1:30 pm EDT) - see the speakers here
- Panel 4: Education Innovations 2 (May 4 @ 1:30-2:30 pm EDT) - see the speakers here
- Panel 5: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Innovations (May 5 @ 7:30-8:30 am EDT) - see the speakers here
- Panel 6: Environmental Innovations (May 5 @ 7:30-8:30 am EDT) - see the speakers here
Why Attend: From each session that you attend, you will come away with a greater understanding of the issue areas, the role of innovation in addressing these systemic challenges, and opportunities to act in partnership to ensure these innovations play an even greater role in addressing the SDGs. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and suggestions such as potential partners or resources that might support these innovators in scaling their impact.
Access link(s) for the session(s) that you select during registration will be provided by email to registrants only. We encourage you to register for all the sessions to stay informed.
This event series is co-hosted by the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs and Global Innovation Exchange at Results for Development.