Singapore
Global Centre for Technology, Innovation
and Sustainable Development

Welcome to the Singapore Global Centre

The Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development is a joint initiative by the Government of Singapore and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which aims at identifying and co-creating technological solutions for sustainable development. Centre curates partnerships, identifies solutions and connects partners and innovations with UNDP’s Global Policy Network and development partners.

Our Global Centre

We are the Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development , a joint initiative by the Government of Singapore and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Founded in 2019, we’re the newest of six UNDP Global Policy Centres.

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Our Three Pillars

Here are the three areas of work that we’re focused on

Sustainable Agriculture

Zero hunger is a goal that’s easy to articulate but difficult to achieve—especially with new challenges brought about by climate change. When agriculture contributes to a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, how can we produce more food without harming the planet?

Cities and Digitalisation

Digitalisation isn’t about keeping up with the times—it’s about helping cities be more sustainable, even when they are supporting a huge and growing population. Over half of the world live in urban areas today. How can we integrate digital technologies to alleviate problems of urbanisation and build better cities?

Sustainable Investing and Financial Inclusion

Extraordinary progress on the SDGs requires extraordinary capital—how can we help nudge investments into a more sustainable trajectory? On top of that, how can we leverage fintech to offer the unbanked more control over their finances and their own wellbeing?

Key Government Partners

We also work with other government agencies, government-linked companies, start-ups and corporates. These partnerships connect us to Singapore’s vibrant technology and innovation community.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)

Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

Economic Development Board (EDB)

Want to start a conversation?

If you have enquiries, comments and feedback on our focus areas or would like to partner with the Global Centre please get in touch.

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