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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 new Knowledge Management Strategy , next IPPN Knowledge Cafe, your weekly 'Data Thursdays' sessions focusing on geospatial data applications, and find the new Tool of the Month curated by the SDGi team.





Reimagining Knowledge Management: Co-design peer learning and cultivate spaces for collaboration

Crowd Sourcing Challenge

As a part of the new Knowledge Management Strategy, UNDP is inviting staff anywhere in the world to submit ideas by 22nd July 2022 to co-create peer learning spaces on SparkBlue. The winner will receive resources to design new space and the opportunity to present it to the management during Knowledge Session at the GPN Governance Board meeting in November 2022.


The Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction


UNDP’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT) and the SDG Integration Team (SDGIT) are organizing Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Sparkblue consultation with UNDP experts and practitioners representing different UNDP communities of practice working at global, regional, and country levels. This online consultation will generate learning and recommendations that are inter alia grounded in lived realities supported by UNDP, real-world experiences of communities, reflecting the specificity of context and relationships with and dependencies on natural systems.


Data Thursdays: Upcoming Sessions in Theme 8 on Geospatial Data Applications


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 geospatial data applications, 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 1Theme 2Theme 3Theme 4Theme 5, Theme 6 and Theme 7 on the Use of New Corporate Data Platforms ! Meet your Data Community on Teams and SparkBlue.




Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network: Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) as a Tool to Accelerate SDG Implementation at Local Level


Join us for the next IPPN Knowledge Café on 20 July 2022 (8:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM Addis Ababa | 7:00 PM Bangkok) which will cover the practical experiences and lessons learned in supporting the preparation of VLRs, focusing specifically on the cases of Costa Rica and Paraguay. (TBC). Register in two clicks 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!


Accelerating SDG Progress in Uncertain Times: Integrating the Drivers of Development Impact


The session will focus on driving progress toward achievement of the SDGs in the context of multiple and overlapping shocks, using analytics to understand today and foresight to better anticipate tomorrow. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable, and the overlapping crisis of food, energy and finance challenge the Agenda 2030 principle of reaching the furthest behind first. This session will explore efforts from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), UNDP, governments, and UN system partners to reimagine how we identify accelerators and build coalitions to take decisive action.
Register here to join virtually on Wednesday, 13 July 2021,8:00-9:00 AM EDT.


Mark your Calendar: Other Events of Relevance for this Community



UN Secretariat has released an advance version of the Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress


With inputs from more than 50 international and regional organizations, the advanced version of UN Secretary Generals annual report “Progress towards sustainable development goals” provides a global overview of the current situation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: SDG Knowledge Hub, May 2022

Connections that matter: How the quality of governance institutions may be the booster shot we need to reduce poverty and inequality 


Based on a scoping literature review of 400+ academic papers, the study finds empirical evidence from across the globe that investing in accountable, transparent and inclusive governance can boost the reduction of poverty and inequality.

Source: UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, May 2022

Shifting mindsets to shift development systems 


This two part (Part 1 & Part 2) story examines why we need to move inward to create an awareness based approach to transform the ways we do development so that we can move forward  on the 2030 Agenda. 

Source: UNDP SDG Integration website, May 2022



Annual Session 2022 of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS 

The interactive dialogue with Achim Steiner during the fifth meeting of the Annual Session of Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS. The dialogue focusses on three aspects.

  • How does development respond in moments of crisis?
  • Is UNDP well positioned to meet the challenges of development?
  • How do we move forward together to facilitate change and step up in the moment of truly needed solidarity?

8 SDGi-related Courses to Enroll in 2022


We've compiled selected courses related to SDG implementation and integration. What’s your favourite one? See our list and don't hesitate to share with interested colleagues!

?Find all previous "Tips" in one place in the CoP SDGi dashboard on SparkBlue. Got ideas about new "Tips"? Let us know.

Tool of the Month


Tool of the month 
 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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