Technology and Digitalization in the Work of the United Nations

Termin: Donnerstag, 21. November 2019, 18:00 Uhr (Einlass: 17:30 Uhr)

Ort: WFP Innovation Accelerator, Buttermelcherstraße 16, 80469 München

Kooperationspartner: Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V., Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Landesverband Bayern e.V., WFP Innovation Accelerator

Photo: WFP

As digitalization increasingly becomes part of day-to-day life around the globe, the UN is also finding innovative new ways to use technology in its work. UNA Germany and the WFP Innovation Accelerator invite you to a discussion on the use of digital technology by the UN. This is especially relevant in the context of migration, refugee, and humanitarian affairs.

This event will bring together experts from the Office of the High-Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Development Institute (DIE) to explore and discuss how digitalization and technology are being used to support refugees, enable access to education, provide food aid, and support livelihoods for displaced people.

The panel and audience will cover a number of critical questions, including:

  • How does digitalization affect the operation of organizations from the UN system?
  • Which digital technologies and tools have been adopted in the UN’s humanitarian work?
  • What role can start-ups and the private sector play in strengthening the ability of the United Nations to improve the lives of people around the globe, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?



18:00 Welcome: Carolin Maluck, Board Member UNA Germany and UNA Germany Bavaria Branch

18:05 Introduction to the WFP Innovation Accelerator: Dhani Spiller, Head of Innovation Services, WFP Innovation Accelerator

18:15 Panel on the Use of Technology and Digitalization

  • Education and Identity: Maren Kroeger, Tertiary Education Officer, UNHCR Copenhagen
  • Projects of the WFP Innovation Accelerator: Gustav Stromfelt, New Venture Consultant, WFP Innovation Accelerator, Munich
  • Development Cooperation: Johannes Wander, GIZ Digital Development
  • Moderator:Charles Martin-Shields,German Development Institute

19:15 Interactive Q & A

20:00 Reception

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. | United Nations Association of Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Landesverband Bayern e.V. | United Nations Association of Germany, Regional Branch Bavaria
WFP Innovation Accelerator


WFP Innovation Accelerator
Buttermelcherstraße 16
80469 München