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As Head of the UNTIL programme, Maurizio Gazzola has spent the past few years focusing on a widely apparent and growing problem: technological inequality and the growing digital divide -- particularly in the approach to SDG challenges. He has spearheaded the creation of four UNTIL labs employing about 60 staff that are working on dozens of projects in the development pipeline.
Speaking at the first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit on 21 September at UN Headquarters in New York, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, had a stark message for the attendees: “Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Millions of young people all over the world are already being affected by it.
As a part student sensitization towards entrepreneurship, 70 + students from different streams (Robotics and Automation, Solar Technology and Mechanical Manufacturing) and professors from Shri Vishwakarma Skill University (India's First Skilling University),Haryana visited UNTIL India.
Tarent is an online app that seeks to engage students through gamification of their classrooms by creating classroom avatars. Tarent encourages student participation by turning the class into a digital sports game where the students compete to win the game by attaining maximum points(or XP). Unlike most education apps that gamify courses, Tarent gamifies the classroom and everything associated with it.
UNTIL Egypt participated in the press conference announcing the launch of argrimisr.com, an online platform developed by “e-finance”, a national company operating the Egyptian government financial network, to scale the agriculture industry and trade.
The question of how least developed countries can access expensive computer software has long vexed the UN. At the same time, even private sector companies sympathetic to the Sustainable Development Goals have been reluctant to share the secrets of their closed-source software. To find a solution to this problem recently UNTIL established an Advisory Group composed of outside experts and chaired by Amanda Brock.
Helsinki, Finland -- Taking note of progress so far and previewing what's to come, UNTIL's Advisory Board met in late April at the Lab in Finland. The advisory panel is made of UN officials along with esteemed partners from academia, government, and the private sector.
BANDAR SUNWAY, PETALING JAYA, 16 August 2019 – Malaysian Youth & Sports Minister Y.B. Syed Saddiq today launched the Global Hackathon (Malaysia): “Reboot The Earth” at Sunway iLabs. The event was organized by the United Nations Secretary-General Youth Envoy along with UN Office of Information and Communication Technology (OICT) and UN Technology innovation Labs (UNTIL) in collaboration with SAP and Deloitte.
New Delhi, 14 August 2019 – This week, around 53 teams of young digital innovators from various parts of the country are participating in a Tech Challenge entitled “Reboot the Earth”. The tech challenge is scheduled to take place at HARTRON Innovation Campus, Gurugram, Haryana, from August 17-18, 2019.