unctad.org | UN call for technology solutions for tackling COVID-19 and its impacts
UN call for technology solutions for tackling COVID-19 and its impacts
09 April 2020
United Nations
Submit proven, affordable and scalable solutions that can accelerate progress towards providing basic health functions, especially for vulnerable people. The deadline is 20 May.


The UN inter-agency task team (IATT) on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requests inputs on technology solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate impacts, in support of the UN Secretary-General’s initiative to help member States tackle the crisis.

This effort is undertaken in the context of the UN technology facilitation mechanism (TFM), in particular, experts active in its IATT on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs, and its 10-member group for the TFM.

We are looking for proven, affordable and scalable technology solutions that can accelerate progress towards providing basic health functions, especially for vulnerable people. We are seeking solutions from diverse sources and communities from all parts of the world.

All relevant submissions using the template provided below and submitted before 20 May are welcome and will be reviewed carefully. It is very important to include endorsements or validation information on your solution, where available.

Upon review and acceptance, promising solutions will be featured on the UN website and used in UN materials in support of policymakers, private sector leaders, civil society and key representatives of the global scientific and technological communities.

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Please provide your inputs as soon as possible to stdev@unctad.org using this template.
 
The inputs will be consolidated and submitted to the coordinator of the UN inter-agency task team on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs.
 

We hope this call will support the building of a community of like-minded innovators from around the world, focused on technology solutions for COVID-19.


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