You may wonder how can innovation in development can work for Yemen. Yemen is ranked 137 out of 141 in the 2015 Global Innovation Index, with a mobile subscription rate of 68 percent, and internet usage at just 23 percent in 2014. What I’ve learned, though, is that technology is not the heart of innovation; rather… Read more »
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>> See more pictures from Georgia’s Social Good Summit Meetup As part of this year’s Social Good Summit, UNDP in Georgia joined forces with Elva Community engagement to host a Meetup to look at the intersection of gaming and peacebuilding. As described in their recent post, the team has been hard at work developing a game aiming… Read more »
What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common? One simple answer is they both need people to do the job together. To succeed in both building peace and network gaming, you have to be willing to communicate openly. It’s the only way to achieve any meaningful progress.
Mark is a senior in high school and comes from a wealthy family. He is carefree, somewhat lazy, and does not put much effort into schoolwork. His father is worried that he will not be accepted into a good university, so he puts a substantial amount of money in an envelope and goes to see… Read more »
So now that you’ve read my best-of-foresight reading list, aren’t you curious to see how all of this is actually being applied to the development context? Well then, look no further! As we get ever closer to #UNDP4Future on 16-17 June in Istanbul, I’ve made a list projects putting foresight at the forefront:
In preparing for the upcoming research and development event, Foresight for Development – Shaping the New Future, one of my tasks was to compile an essential reading list for the participants. This is easier said than done. There are gigabytes and terabytes of publications, books, and blogs out there. How was I to synthesize all of… Read more »
There’s no shortage of guidelines these days on how to ‘prepare for the future.’ There is Nesta and their “modest defence of futurology” and there are our Global Pulse colleagues, who look at how big data can help us better prepare for - and protect citizens from – sudden shocks. But that’s not all.
As many of you know, one of the many exciting interactive tools that will be hosted by Mahallae is “Nicosia is Calling,” a game for students aged eight to 14. The game combines history and learning about the city of Nicosia, its rich cultural heritage and its multicultural past, while imagining the city in the… Read more »
Last month we celebrated World Youth at the fifth annual youth conference Jashtar Camp 2013, which brought together more than 1,000 young people from across Kyrgyzstan to discuss technology and peace. Jashtar Camp (meaning “youth camp” in the Kyrgyz language) 2013, supported by UNDP in Kyrgyzstan among other partners, was held in four locations across the… Read more »