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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.
Smart Village - Cairo, Egypt. Following a passionately competitive weekend of programing, learning, and innovating, team ‘Coders for the Environment’ finished first-place in the Egyptian chapter of the global social coding competition, ‘Reboot the Earth’.
These days, increasingly, decisions relating to crime and justice are being influenced or informed by machines and algorithms with immense statistical accuracy.
On Wednesday, 13th of February 2019, the United Nations in Putrajaya, together with Mr. Salem Avan, Director of Global Services Division, OICT, hosted the inaugural United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) Malaysia’s first Advisory Panel.
Espoo, Finland – The Open Source and Intellectual Property Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Labs (UNTIL) programme convened its first meeting this week on the campus of Aalto University where the UNTIL Finland lab has its headquarters.
The technical nature of international development work means that to get ahead there is a pressure to specialize. Many staff become experts within silos without always enjoying the benefits of trying something new through immersion in other spheres of development work. That can particularly true within the emerging field of public sector technology innovation.