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Moving Past Pilots: Entering the Next Phase of Digital Development

May 19, 2016

Today, we mark the end of the 8th annual ICT4D conference which gathered over...

NetHope and DIAL Announce Partnership to Support Digital Development

May 17, 2016

NetHope and the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) announced a partnership to guide the use of the Principles for Digital Development at the ICT4D...

UN Foundation Names Baroness Valerie Amos and Dr. Julio Frenk as New Board Members

May 17, 2016

The United Nations Foundation Board of Directors today announced two new members– Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of...

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Global Accelerator: Bringing Together Entrepreneurs and the United Nations

On June 10, 2014 the UN Foundation and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) co-hosted the Global Accelerator at UN Headquarters in NY. The Global Accelerator was a first-of-its-kind forum for entrepreneurs and UN officials to connect and explore innovative solutions to the global challenges of job creation and youth employment, water and sanitation and gender equality. In partnership with the UN, the Global Accelerator brought approximately 100 nominated entrepreneurs from around the world to take part in this day-long program focused on supporting the UN on these issues. Innovation workshops with the entrepreneurs were facilitated by 15 UN entities.

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