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UNDP Panel on Development and Innovation

Session blurb

There appears to be an increasing breakdown in the social contract between governments, institutions and communities. This is manifested by a rise in protests and unrest around the world. Rebalancing this social contract requires new approaches to development. This begs the question, ’What is at the heart of disenfranchisement of institutions in society and can international development support rebalancing human development ideals?’. Chaired by a UNDP professional, this panel will aim to answer this question by offering a more intergenerational approach to the topic at hand, with ideas offered by Masters and Doctoral students from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Oxford, and UCL.

Speakers

Alessandra Costagliola

Alessandra Costagliola is studying for a Masters in International Development at the University of Edinburgh and received the 1st place prize in the UNDP x OxFID Essay Competition.

Eleanor Booth

Eleanor Booth is studying for a Masters in Education, Health Promotion and International Development at University college London and received the 3rd place prize in the UNDP x OxFID Essay Competition.

Nika Soon-Shiong

Nika is studying for a DPhil in International Development at the University of Oxford and received the 4th place prize in the UNDP x OxFID Essay Competition.

Moderated by

George Bouma

Team Leader of the Sustainable Development Cluster, UNDP