Join us at the Geneva Trialogue 2021!

Written by Julie Phan Quang

CRI and its partners are participating in 2 sessions of the third edition of the Geneva Trialogue that takes place online on Thursday 18 March 2021 around the theme “Scaling Open Innovation for the SDGs”.

In 2016, responding to the UN General Assembly’s call for collaborative partnerships towards sustainable development for all, the University of Geneva launched the Geneva Trialogue: a one-day event gathering academic, private sector, and multilateral stakeholders to discuss knowledge and learning tools, platforms, and initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Let’s join us for two sessions in particular (full program here):

4pm – Engineering the new ecosystem for Learning: Scaling through knowledge and research

This session will discuss gaps and hurdles that are limiting the wider adoption of collective problem-solving approaches in learning institutions (K12 and universities), weaving perspectives from educators/social entrepreneurs, policy-making, academic and private sectors. Special focus will be given to the research and knowledge needed to frame these emerging practices to facilitate scaling.

  • Panel host: Gaell Manguy, Development and International Relations, CRI Paris
  • Valerie Hannon, GELP
  • Elena Proden, UN SDG:Learn & UNITAR
  • Andreas Schleicher, OECD
  • Francois Taddei, CRI
  • Irina Hotz, Jacobs Foundation

5pm – Helping Youth Innovators turn Ideas into Action

CRI and its partners of the Crowd4SDG consortium (UNIGE, CERN, CSIC, IIIA, Politecnico di Milano, UNITAR, Universite de Paris and CRI) promotes citizen science aimed at the SDGs, focusing on Climate Action. Its goal is to assess the usefulness of practical innovations developed by the teams, and research and investigate how AI applications can enhance and provide effective monitoring of SDG targets and indicators by citizens.

In the framework of this project, the panel of this session will reflect on maximizing youth innovation projects’ capacities to help them reach their full potential. The speakers will discuss the challenges to enable youth innovation projects and the opportunities leading start-ups, established entrepreneurship actors and international organizations offer to overcome these challenges.

  • Panel host: Romain Muller, CERN
  • Christina Lee, Global Green Connect
  • Mohamed Ba, ITU
  • Omar Bawa, Goodwall
  • Nadine Reichenthal, UNIGE Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Jose Iglesias, TechStars
  • Antonella Vagliente, Young Water Solutions


Please note that registration is a three-step process:

First register for the entire event on Eventbrite.

Second follow the link provided by return email from Eventbrite (Subject contains “your registration is almost complete”) to log on to a version of the programme below, using a password provided in the email that activates individual session registration buttons.

Third register for the specific session(s) that you wish to attend, by clicking on the registration buttons below each session title. If you have any problems with the process, contact the organization!

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