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Dear SDGi Community,

It is my pleasure to share another monthly overview of selected co-creation opportunities, events, and key resources related to SDG Integration. All previous Snapshots can be accessed in one click on SparkBlue.

Don't miss out on the sixth IPPN Knowledge Café on an integrated approach to migration and sustainable reintegration (11 May 2022), your weekly 'Data Thursdays' sessions focusing on the use of new corporate data platforms, and find the new Tool of the Month curated by the SDGi team.

Nadine

 

 IN THE NEWS 

CO-CREATION OPPORTUNITIES

Digital X: A Partnerships for Scale Programme to Find, Match, and Scale Proven and Innovative Digital Solutions

CALL FOR SOLUTIONS – PUBLIC

Led by the Chief Digital Office (CDO), contribute by 31 May 2022 with your proven digital solutions that respond to the following UNDP Global Challenges including: Climate, Women Economic Catalyst, Health, Crisis Response, and Inclusive Growth. Selected applicants will be featured in a Digital X Solutions Catalogue, which will be used for developing longer-term projects and funding support of USD 50,000-100,000 through the global network of UNDP Country Offices. Any UN organization, nonprofit, social enterprise, or a university with a ready-to-scale digital solution is welcome to apply, please share widely among your networks! Read up on the initiative. Any questions can be directed to digital.x@undp.org.
 

    Stockholm+50 Global Survey: Accelerating Action towards a Sustainable Planet for All

    SURVEY – PUBLIC

    UNDP, UNEP and Sweden are jointly organizing global consultations to inform and help ensure an inclusive process ahead of the Stockholm+50 Global High-Level meeting (2-3 June 2022) to advance the Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity Framework, and green recovery plans. Open to all, please participate in the Global Survey (10 questions, 5 minutes of your valuable time) by end of May 2022, and share it widely among your partners and networks. Available in Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
     

    Good Practices in South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – PUBLIC

    Are you working on a project or initiative that relates to South-South cooperation and embodies the spirit of solidarity and collective efforts? Organized by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, please submit up to five (5) good practices and initiatives in South-South and triangular cooperation that have supported or contributed toward the implementation of the SDGs and to be featured on South-South Galaxy. The deadline to contribute is 23 May 2022. Click for more information. Any questions can be addressed to: shams.banihani@unossc.org.

     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Data Thursdays: Upcoming Sessions in Theme 7 on The Use of New Corporate Data Platforms

    APPLIED LEARNING SESSIONS – UN(DP)

    Join weekly hands-on sessions every Thursday (8:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Istanbul | 7:00 PM Bangkok) to explore challenges and best practices for working with data and analytics in both programmatic and operational areas. This new theme is taking a deep dive into the new digital tools and platforms, how they are defined and classified, and how to best utilize them for our work. If you missed any sessions so far, read our brief summaries of Theme 1, Theme 2, Theme 3, Theme 4, Theme 5 and now also available Theme 6 on AI and Machine Learning! Meet your Data Community on Teams and SparkBlue.
     

    Data Dialogues for Nature and Climate: Enhancing Water Resilience in National Climate Planning

    TUTORIALS – INTERNAL

    Organized by the UNDP Nature, Climate, and Energy Team, this new series of tutorials with external experts and internal practitioners will help UNDP colleagues with designing and assessing green recovery and green economy options that incorporate ambitious climate action. The first session will take place on 3 May 2022 (8:00 AM New York) and focus on the Water Tracker Tool. Join us to learn how it can support you on your diagnostics and establish water security objectives, and find out about best practices and lessons learned from its application in different country contexts. Click for the Zoom connection details and more information. Any questions can be addressed to: martin.cadena@undp.org.
     

    The Moxie: The Strategic Foresight Community Newsletter

    NEWSLETTER – INTERNAL

    Read up on this bi-monthly update on related events, knowledge products, and "must read" recommendations for the Strategic Foresight community! The latest issue is available here. Browse the community space on SparkBlue to find resources, e-discussions, events, and more. To get updates to your email or invite a colleague to join, subscribe to the newsletter in a few clicks! Any questions can be addressed to: samantha.happ@undp.org.

     SAVE THE DATE

    Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network: Integrated Approach to Migration and Sustainable Reintegration

    KNOWLEDGE CAFÉ – PUBLIC

    Co-organized by 9 UN agencies, join us for the sixth IPPN Knowledge Café on 11 May 2022 (8:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM Addis Ababa | 7:00 PM Bangkok) to learn how practitioners can integrate migration into their work from an integrated policy perspective, with a specific case study on operationalizing an integrated approach to reintegration. Register in two clicks https://bit.ly/IPPN_KC6 to receive the Zoom connection details. Join the IPPN group on SparkBlue, and sign up to receive updates about the IPPN. Don't hesitate to share with your colleagues and interested partners!
     

    2022 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Sustainable Development (Ffd) Forum

    SIDE EVENTS – PUBLIC

    Join this series of UNDP-led events taking place in the framework of the FfD Forum to better understand the convergence around a common sustainable finance agenda and to strengthen the partnerships needed to achieve UNDP’s $1 trillion moonshot:

    • High-Level Symposium on Tax and SDGs and the launch of UNDP’s Tax for SDGs Initiative (26 April 2022, 8:00 AM New York) on how taxation can support the achievement of the SDGs at the country level. Register, any questions can be addressed to: ahtesham.khan@undp.org.  
    • Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance (26 April 2022, 8:00 AM New York) to learn about the actions needed to leverage debt markets to increase access to affordable finance for climate action for LDCs and developing countries. Register and any questions can be addressed to: luisa.bernal@undp.org.
    • Official Launch of the INFF Facility (28 April 2022, 8:00 AM New York) to better understand the Facility’s ambitious goals and how they will be delivered to meet the growing demand from countries for support. Register, any questions can be addressed to: tim.strawson@undp.org.  
    • The G20 Sustainable Finance Private Sector Roundtable (27 and 28 April 2022, 7:00 AM New York) on how the G20, or public sector can best add value to the scaling up of private sustainable finance. Register, any questions can be addressed to: marcos.mancini@undp.org.

     SDGi GLOBAL NEWS

    2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report

    PUBLICATION

    Read up on the flagship report, or browse the convenient key messages, to learn about the “great finance divide” – the inability of poorer countries to raise sufficient resources and borrow affordably for investment. This contributed to developing countries being unable to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and will hold them back from responding to new crises and investing in sustainable development. Developing countries need reliable and affordable financing to invest in the SDGs. Available in all 6 UN languages.

    Source: Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, April 2022
     

    Foresight and Design: New Support for Strategic Decision Making

    PUBLICATION

    Read up on this helpful primer to learn about the importance of “strategic foresight as a complement to traditional, extrapolative forecasting, and strategic design as the systemic version of the more tactical product-service design.” It offers a helpful script for talking about how traditional assumptions about the future need to be adapted in order to become more anticipatory in our practice. A really interesting read!

    Source: Science Direct (originally published in the Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3)
     

    UNIDO's SDG 9 Accelerator Platform: Advancing the Green Transformation of the Industrial Development Model in Latin America and the Caribbean

    KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM

    Launched by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), explore the SDG 9 Accelerator Platform, a new knowledge platform that works as a driver for integration and innovation to build resilient infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization. It aims to help connect policymakers and sustainable development professionals from the private sector, civil society and the academia in the LAC region; provide information on innovative and good practices; and encourage the sharing of experiences and knowledge among peers to solve common challenges. Available in English and Spanish.

     SPOTLIGHT ON... 

    Competing Crises, Fragility and UNDP's Role in a Changing World

    ADDRESSING TODAY'S COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

    Ahead of the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings (18-24 April 2022), watch this conversation between Achim Steiner and Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development about the climate crisis, COVID-19 response and recovery, and shrinking fiscal space—all with the world in upheaval over Ukraine and other crises.

    Tool of the Month

    AN ADAPTABLE FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS THE STATE OF COORDINATION IN SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

     
    ? Explore the Knowledge Bank which includes UNDP’s SDG Integration tools as well as the SDG Acceleration Toolkit developed by the UN Sustainable Development Group. Browse this one-stop shop for analyzing system interconnections, enhancing policy coherence, ensuring that no one is left behind, and identifying risks, and building resilience.

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