10 February 2020

WIPO Director General Opens Roundtable Discussion on IP and the African Continental Free Trade Area

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry opened a Roundtable Discussion on IP and the African Continental Free Trade Area emphasizing the importance of intellectual property in...
10 February 2020

ESCAP – The rise of the digital economy and tech-driven inequality : Can the tech revolution be an equaliser instead?

Back in 2015, the member-states of the United Nations adopted its most ambitious, all-encompassing agenda ever attempted: To guide the advancement of humankind for the...
9 February 2020

AfDB – AU Summit: First continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiled

The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African...
7 February 2020

UNCDF – How Women in Papua New Guinea are Finding Their Way to Women’s Micro Bank

Rural banking made easy with the Mama Bank Access Points. Difficult geographies, a lack of physical infrastructure and limited technological skills are major reasons as...
5 February 2020

UNIDO – Fourth Industrial Revolution: how latecomers and laggards can catch up

    Most developing countries face barriers in adopting the necessary technologies. Helping them counter these barriers will require an international effort. Just ten countries account for...
    5 February 2020

    OECD – Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution

    Can countries in the early stages of development reap the benefits and become authors of their technological revolution? In a blog written by Ratnakar Adhikari,...
    4 February 2020

    UNCDF – The SDG500 Platform Investment Opportunity

    SDG500 is a groundbreaking impact investment platform dedicated to financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform’s objective is to raise USD$500 million for six...
    31 January 2020

    ITU – Kazakhstan to lead global school connectivity initiative in Central Asia

      Country to lay the groundwork for new financing models, partners and digital tools to close the digital divide. The Government of Kazakhstan, the International Telecommunication...
      30 January 2020

      UNCDF – What levers to accelerate digital innovation in Senegal?

      In November 2019, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) organized, for the second consecutive year, the week of financial inclusion. This regional event...
      25 January 2020

      8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

        Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World...