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Innovating the UN for Agenda 2030

Oct 4, 2017 (All day) to Oct 6, 2017 (All day)


By Invitation Only
Nish Acharya, John Danner, Fabrizio Hochschild, Duncan Jepson, Amy Kircher, Saadia Madsbjerg, Nadim Matta, Minh-Thu Pham, Jennifer Widner

On October 4-6, 2017 Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) research program will team up with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) to host a 3-day leadership workshop for senior United Nations staff about innovation to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The workshop sessions will highlight successful leadership approaches to jumpstart and sustain innovation throughout the UN ecosystem and help overcome the organizational and technical barriers to achievement of the SDGs. This discussions will draw on case studies by our own program as well as insights from key experts in international affairs, politics, management, and behavioral economics to address the questions:

  1. What does it mean to think like an innovator?
  2. How do we foster innovative problem solving in large organizations?
  3. How can leaders create, protect, and sustain an environment for change?
  4. How do we scale up innovation in the UN system to support the SDGs?

Participation is by invitation only.

Jan 24, 2013

Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS), a research initiative at the Woodrow Wilson School and Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, celebrated the end of 2012 with the publication of its 100th case study on public sector reform. The case studies are part of a broader effort to...