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Online services, mobile phone apps, 3D printing and Virtual Reality are all examples of new technologies that have been used by start-ups to build and grow their business.
Innovation and technology are also central in discovering the new development solutions to the new global development challenges we face, including the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 (SDGs).
Mission Asia Ambassador Brian Cotter, Innovation Specialist, UNICEFSmart cities use technology and digital solutions to improve citizens’ everyday lives.
New innovations pave the way for urban development that is efficient, economic and sustainable.
New ways of interacting and sharing information bring new opportunities and challenges.Moderator: Marcin De Kaminski, Policy Specialist, Freedom of Expression/ICT, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Panellists: Guy Berger, Director of Division Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO Mai Liem Truc, Former Vice Minister of Post and Telecommunication To Nam Phuong, Chief Executive of FPT Television Center - FPT Telecom, Vietnam Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub Jeremy Showalter, Scale Leader, Technology for Social Impact Group, Microsoft Philanthropies UNDP Viet Nam will launch the Vietnamese translation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).The Guiding Principles seek to provide an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days.This week: Getting abs is hard, we're never going to retire and mining cryptocurrency can keep you warm.