UNDP launches an online global dialogue on digital challenges and solutions for sustainable development
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched Online Consultation: Help Identify Breakthrough Digital Technologies from 23 August– 20 September 2019. The online dialogue is meant to feed into the High-level side event at the 74th UN General Assembly in September 2019 which will focus on “Disrupting Development: harnessing the power of digital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” The dialogue provides a platform for the different stakeholders that are interested in digital technology to voice their ideas vis-à-vis the challenges and opportunities for digital technology to provide better results in the countries where the UNDP works. To this aim, the discussion should address two key questions: a) what are your biggest challenges and concerns when adopting digital technologies to address current development issues? and b) what are the breakthrough digital ideas you think could exponentially advance sustainable development?