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.
We believe technology has the power to make a positive impact on the world and can help countries leapfrog in their development journey. But coming up with life-changing solutions requires more than just innovative thinking—it also requires deep collaboration. And that’s why we’re here. To foster connections between unlikely parties, to generate bold new partnerships, and to build ecosystems that make a real contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda.
The secret to success will be in scaling sustainable development solutions—and we can’t do that without cross-sectoral input. To that end we aim to connect policy-makers, practitioners, think tanks, leading private sector actors, entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders with UNDP’s networks. With this system-wide approach, we aim to catalyse new insights and stimulate action on the ground in the countries where UNDP works.
Sharing knowledge across geographical boundaries and initiating multi-stakeholder partnerships will accelerate progress. We believe combining the power of partnerships and technology is the key to a more sustainable future for all of us, by all of us.