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Dear SDGi Community,

I am delighted to share your 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 numerous SDGi-related engagements and jobs and find the new Tool of the Month curated by the SDGi team. 

Feel free to invite colleagues to sign up for the CoP SDGi mailing list, to follow the CoP SDGi group on SparkBlue, and to ask your community on Yammer to crowdsource ideas and solutions. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have updates to share with our community or would like our support to organize your next SDGi engagements.

Nadine

 

 IN THE NEWS 

💡CO-CREATION OPPORTUNITIES

SDG Finance Academy: Training, Knowledge, Access to Tools and Experts on Sustainable Finance

LEARNING PLATFORM – EXTERNAL

Launched in May 2022, the SDG Finance Academy helps colleagues understand financial tools and approaches, how they are linked to the SDGs, and what they mean for policy reform to support national development needs. It focuses on four key areas: including (i) Public Financing for the SDGs; (ii) Unlocking Private Capital for the SDGs; (iii) SDG Impact Management, Measurement and Finance Tracking; and (iv) Integrated National Financing Frameworks and Portfolios. It has already reached 70 Country Offices, with over 100 participants and a number of governments. Join the  SDG Finance Academy learning community on SparkBlue to find peers, arrange training and join your regional SDG finance network. Any questions can be addressed to: lauren.bradford@undp.org.
 

UNDP Regional Consultation on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Latin America and the Caribbean

CONSULTATION – INTERNAL

Calling on all colleagues in the LAC region to help co-create the Regional Strategy on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. Join the SparkBlue consultation space to share your priorities, actions and challenges to strengthen gender equality and the empowerment of women in all their diversity. Share your insights by 7 October 2022. Any questions can be addressed to: marta.alvarez@undp.org.
 

Co-design Spaces to Cultivate Peer Learning and Collaboration

CROWDSOURCING CHALLENGE – INTERNAL

How to design agile learning spaces that empower groups to explore, co-create and act on insights to advance development impact across our portfolios? Browse the 6 strong ideas —from a Knowledge and Data Hub in Bosnia-Herzegovina to a Collective Intelligence Sandbox in Mexico—received from colleagues around the world, and add your suggestions by 1 October 2022 to build on these ideas. The winner will receive the resources to design the new space and and the opportunity to present it to UNDP management during the knowledge session at the GPN Governance Board meeting in November 2022.

💼 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Data Thursdays: Upcoming Themes on UNDP-led Data and Indices, and M&E Data Collection and Analytics

APPLIED LEARNING SESSIONS – UN(DP)

With many thanks to the Data community for sharing your priority topics, our weekly Data Thursdays interactive sessions  will start again on 29 September 2022! Theme 9 will take a deep dive on how UNDP-led indices and indicators are defined and developed – the general approach, data and statistical analysis requirements – their main purposes and limitations and how they are used. Theme 10 will highlight best practices and how monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data and analytics are being used effectively across the organization. Check out the Sessions Schedule, meet your Data Community on Teams and find summaries of past sessions on SparkBlue. Any questions can be addressed to the Data Team: data@undp.org.
 

UNDP Sustainable Finance Dashboard

DASHBOARD – PUBLIC

Browse this new database of current UNDP sustainable finance projects by country, region, and thematic areas. Featuring over 1K+ initiatives in 139 countries, it includes projects ranging from climate budgeting, digital finance, insurance risk finance, SDG investors, and more!
 

Digital Transformation as a Key Driver of Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

TRAINING – PUBLIC

Enroll in the self-paced course Digital Transformation Training for SIDS, designed to help shape an inclusive, whole-of-government approach to digital transformation in SIDS linked with blue economy and climate resilience. Learn how digital can make geographic distance irrelevant, allowing SIDS to incubate and lead global digital efforts. Available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Join the SIDS group on Yammer and follow the SIDS Community on SparkBlue.

📆 SAVE THE DATE

Global Week to #Act4SDGs2022: Flip the Script for People and Planet

OFFICIAL UN EVENT – PUBLIC

Managed by the UN SDG Action Campaign, the UN Foundations and Project Everyone, the Global Week to #Act4SDGs 2022 is a series of events taking place between 16 and 25 September 2022 bringing together a range of partners to cultivate ideas, identify solutions, and build partnerships to advance the SDGs. Organize your own engagements using the #Act4SDGs Trello board, along with social media assets. Get inspired by our activations on the Take Action page and join on 25 September 2022 to engage in a global stunt taking place from Brazil to Sri Lanka. Follow the organizers @SDGaction and join the conversation on social media #Act4SDGs #GlobalGoals and #FlipTheScript.
 

Mark your Calendar: Other Events of Relevance for this Community

EVENTS – PUBLIC

Click for an overview of selected events taking place in the third quarter (July-September 2022).

🌎 SDGi GLOBAL NEWS

UNDP Development Futures Series: Systemic Risk and Integrated Approaches to Urban Governance and Biodiversity 

PUBLICATIONS

Browse the following interesting policy papers of relevance to risk-informed development and integrated approaches:

Source: UNDP Development Futures SeriesJune 2022


UNDP Chief Digital Office's New Publications on Digital Transformation

POLICY BRIEF AND REPORT

Read up on new publications from the UNDP Chief Digital Office and partners on how digital transformation continues to shape people’s lives.

Source: UNDP Chief Digital Office, August 2022
 

UNDP on Pivoting to Strategic Innovation: 3 Things We Learned Along the Way

BLOG

“We can make more short-term decisions and take limited stands by funding single-issue projects. Or we can invest together in shifting the systems that underpin development”, said the UNDP Administrator at the UNDP Executive Board in June 2022. Read this very interesting blog by the UNDP Strategic Innovation Unit what it takes to create organizational change and mindset shift, and how to do it.

Source: UNDP Innovation on Medium, August 2022
 

IMF on How Food and Energy are Driving the Global Inflation Surge 

BLOG

Based on their flagship IMF Chart of the Week, read up on this IMF blog to learn how rapid increases in food prices and energy costs have been some of the main drivers of quickening inflation around the world. It argues that targeted fiscal support can help cushion the impact on the most vulnerable. Policies to address specific impacts on energy and food prices should focus on those most affected without distorting prices. And with government budgets stretched by the pandemic such policies will need to be offset by increased taxes or lower government spending.

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Blog, September 2022

 SPOTLIGHT ON... 

Human Development Report 2021/22: Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives

LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS WE CAN SHAPE OUR FUTURE IN A WORLD IN TRANSFORMATION

Watch Achim Steiner and several keynote speakers discuss the peril in new uncertainties, in the insecurity, polar­ization and demagoguery that grip many countries. But also the opportunity to reimagine our futures, and to renew and adapt our institutions. Explore the report and data sources.

UNDP Job Site: Experts on SDG Integration, Strategic Innovation, Data, and Development Financing

JOB OPPORTUNITIES – PUBLIC

Tool of the Month

UNDERSTANDING HOW POLICY INTERVENTIONS AFFECT DEVELOPMENT TARGETS

🔎 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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