"These two new reports open a new window on how emerging collective intelligence approaches such as Artificial Intelligence, crowdsourcing, and remote sensing can tackle some of the world’s most difficult challenges – from climate change to poverty and inequality and beyond." Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP.

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On June 2, 2021, 8:00-9:30 AM Eastern Time, the UNDP Accelerator Labs, together with founding investors the Federal Republic of Germany and Qatar Fund for Development, and in partnership with Nesta's Centre for Collective Intelligence Design hosted the launch event of the report series, Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Development: Getting Smarter Together. This comprehensive research over 277 case studies presents how diverse collective intelligence approaches are being used to speed-up progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Visit smartertogether.earth to dive into this research.

The main speakers in attendance were Achim Steiner​ Administrator,​ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), His Excellency Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director General for Qatar Fund for Development and Dr. Jürgen Zattler, ​Director General for International Development Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) who shared their remarks on the imperative of accelerating progress towards the SDGs thanks to approaches like collective intelligence.

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Why Collective Intelligence and why now?

The Sustainable Development Goals demand financial resources, and they equally require the mobilization of intelligence. This publication series is a call to make it standard practice to channel the innovations, knowledge and contributions of people across the globe, to get serious about the move toward real time data, and to find responsible ways of using artificial intelligence to elevate human intelligence. If we want to put this planet on a more sustainable & equitable path, we need to get smarter together

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