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Organizing for Good: Innovation within the UN Organizations

  • 23 Sep 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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ODC@10 Organizing for Good 

Innovation within the UN Organizations

Thursday,September 23rd, 2021 at 1:30- 3:00 pm CET/7:30am EDT

This webinar features an academia-practitioner dialogue on the topic of Innovation in the UN Organizations. To address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Organizations are facing multiple pressures to embrace innovation and transform rapidly. This presents unprecedented challenges to these organizations. First, academics will frame the debate by presenting their research results around the challenges and tensions of organizing innovation in different contexts. Then, practicing managers will share how they organize innovation in their purpose-driven organizations and what parallels can be drawn to different sectors. The practitioners will address questions around the major challenges of “organizing innovation,” organizational solutions that have been successfully implemented, and innovation priorities for the future.



  • Tina Ambos, University of Geneva
  • Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School
  • Nic Holden, Head of Digital Culture, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 
  • Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director at Kofi Annan Foundation, formerly Director of Conference Management, United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Markus Nordberg, Head of Resources Development in Development and Innovation at CERN IdeaSquare
  • Katherine Tatarinov, University of Geneva 

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