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Munich, 29 April to 3 May 2019 – The UN Innovation Network (UNIN) and the WFP Innovation Accelerator jointly host the first Interagency Innovation Bootcamp.

Interagency Innovation Bootcamp from 29 April to 3 May 2019
Interagency Innovation Bootcamp from 29 April to 3 May 2019© UN Innovation Network
Innovators from eleven United Nations entities have come together for the first time to participate in the first Interagency Innovation Bootcamp.

Their common purpose is to work through game-changing humanitarian solutions in the same space — all aiming at tackling one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The bootcamp is a week-long high-intensity training programme to spark and catalyse new innovation projects across the UN.

Innovators from

  • FAO,
  • OCHA,
  • UNDP,
  • UN Environment,
  • UNFPA,
  • UNHCR,
  • UNICEF,
  • UNIDO,
  • UNOG-DCM,
  • WFP,
  • YoungUN

are refining their projects, rapidly test solutions and develop business models to find solutions für die wichtigsten globalen Herausforderungen zu finden.

Recognizing the equal importance of all SDGs (especially SDG 17, “Partnerships for the Goals”), the bootcamp will be an embodiment of what the UN strives to represent, including international cooperation and harmonization of actions.

The bootcamp will culminate with a “Pitch Night”, during which each team will present their ideas to a diverse audience of UN peers, government representatives, and potential partners from academia, NGOs and the private sector.

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