November 6, 2015
UNDP believes that innovation can make development easier, smarter, and thus make the world a better place. With the support of the internal Innovation Fund, UNDP China has been testing some creative ideas across Asia and the Pacific in the recent years. Beyond this region, we also exchange experiences and inspirations with sister offices in other continents, such as Africa. Our innovative initiatives cover a variety of thematic areas such as citizen engagement in public policy, gender-based violence, disaster risk reduction, youth unemployment, and environmental protection. The methods employed range from mobile app creation to crowdsourcing, gamification, behavioral insights and user-centered design. In the development process, we are glad to see innovation’s crucial role in achieving greater impact in the fast-changing and complex environments. Now we are launching this podcast to share our exciting innovation for development stories. We hope that by listening to us, you could have a better understanding of how do innovations work for development and UNDP’s role in this progress. For more information, please also read the show notes and check on our website. Many thanks for your kind support and of course, we will keep you updated.1. UNDP innovation team and Baidu: building an app for E-waste collection in the world: Baidu Recycle 2.0.2. Young Farmers Innovation Lab Programme in Harare.3. MOOC for CSOs in China: Building Capacity of CSOs in China
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