Geneva Trialogue 2021
Scaling Open Innovation for the SDGs
The Geneva Trialogue fosters communication and collaboration between academia, international organizations and the private sector, to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The next Geneva Trialogue will take place online on Thursday 18 March 2021. It will also mark the start of the Open Geneva Hackathon Festival, running from 18-28 March 2021, where the main Trialogue sessions will center on interactive topic-based discussions and hands-on workshop activities.
For this third edition of the Geneva Trialogue, University of Geneva is collaborating with UNITAR, the UN Institute for Training and Research, to convene thought leaders, education innovators and decision-makers from educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector.
After the “Knowledge and the SDGs” and “Scaling Education for the SDGs” Trialogues in 2016 and 2019 respectively, GTI and UNITAR organize the 2021 Geneva Trialogue under the theme “Scaling Open Innovation for the SDGs”, converging learning, initiatives and envisioned opportunities around open innovation, through which the Global Goals can be implemented and progress. The event is organized in partnership with the University Global Coalition.
The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of learners of all ages, and help such networks tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways.
Stay tuned! Registrations will open soon!
Online Programme Overview (provisional)
18th of March
19th – 28th of March
28th of March
Start of Geneva Trialogue and main Trialogue sessions
Geneva Trialogue Lunches
Closing of the Geneva Trialogue and the Open Geneva Open Innovation Festival
Start of Open Geneva Open Innovation Festival
Trialogue partners organizing online hackathon sessions during the festival
Online Main Trialogue Sessions (provisional)
All times are CET (Geneva time).
Mobilizing Youth at Scale: Open Innovation for the SDGs
Open Innovation in the UN Geneva ecosystem
Open Innovation and Digital Skills for the SDGs
Scaling Internships with International Organizations and Innovation Hubs
Helping Youth Innovators turn Ideas into Action
University of Geneva & UNITAR