25.06-28.06.2019 | UNSSC: Applying Design Thinking in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: An Innovative Approach to Innovation

We are pleased to inform you of our upcoming UNSSC course titled Applying Design Thinking in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: An Innovative Approach to Innovation happening from 25 to 28 June 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Applying the principles of design thinking in the context of sustainable development, this engaging four-day course enables participants to employ integrative and cross-disciplinary thinking in order to develop innovative, human-centred solutions in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

Upon successful completion of this 4-day programme, participants will:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the notion of sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, its vision and principles; and the holistic approach of the 5Ps – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships;
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key principles and stages of the design thinking process, the concept of innovation and types of innovation;
  • Be able to apply design thinking to analyse development initiatives within a given local context, and be able to apply integrative and cross-disciplinary thinking in support of human-centered and sustainable solutions

This face-to-face course combines inputs and lectures by high-level subject matter experts with opportunities for knowledge sharing and participatory exercises. Participants are led to apply their learning through application-oriented learning methodologies such as case studies, collaborative group exercises, team discussions and dialogues with the speakers.

The course is aimed at heads of UN Agencies at country level and other senior UN staff (P5 and above), as well as senior public and private sector representatives.

Exclusive access to UNSSC online social learning platform with training and supporting background materials, and the opportunity to stay connected with colleagues is also included in the course fee which allows participants to have unlimited access to resources and contacts.

Participants are expected to cover all travel and lodging costs related to their attendance of the course. Certificates from the United Nations System Staff College will be awarded to participants upon completion of the course.

For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/DesignThink2019. Deadline for registration is 10 June 2019.

Should you have questions, please email sustainable-development@unssc.org.

Source: Announcement UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, 27.02.2019