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Let's Talk About Policy Innovations For Transformative Change

Date: 7 Dec 2016

Let's Talk About Policy Innovations For Transformative Change
At the UN System Staff College's Peer Talk LIVE on Policy Innovations for Transformative Change, Katja Hujo, UNRISD Senior Research Coordinator and Report Coordinator, and Gabriele Koehler, Senior Research Associate, on 7 December 2016 from 14.00-15.00 (GMT+1) addressed the challenge of putting the Sustainable Development Agenda into action by focusing on the innovations and pathways to policy change.

View the recording of the webinar at: http://bit.ly/2lbBH5f

The speakers engaged in a lively discussion by delving into UNRISD’s 2016 Flagship Report that calls for radical change in political priorities to implement the Sustainable Development Agenda. It proposes to achieve this by putting social and ecological justice at the top of the to-do list and making the economy work for people and planet. The strength of the report lies in the evidence it builds for this argument through a wide range of case studies which show that integrated and coherent policy making with an “eco-social” focus can create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable societies.

Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the South, the report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making towards the 2030 Agenda. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas—social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session where the two speakers will take live questions from the audience. You may also ask your questions in advance on Twitter by using #PeerTalkLIVE.

The event will be moderated by Simona Costanzo-Sow, Course-Coordinator at the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development.

If you are unable to join the live webinar, find the video after the event at UNSSC Peer Talk, which offers a free online collection of videos provided by UN senior colleagues sharing their knowledge and discussing their viewpoints on issues related to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

What is UNSSC Peer Talk LIVE?

UNSSC Peer Talk LIVE provides a platform for UN staff and stakeholders from academia, foundations, civil society and the private sector to join a series of free live webinars and allows the audience to ask and interact with senior UN officials and representatives from different stakeholders in real-time. It offers a space for peers to talk to each other on topics related to their work on sustainable development and leverage their knowledge to contribute in the implementation of Agenda 2030.

You can also access Peer Talk through a mobile app on Android and iOS devices.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/peer-talk/id1058885248?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.unssc.peertalk