Global Call – 2020
“Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”
A Global Call for Developing Countries
A UNIDO ITPO Network initiative
The COVID-19 pandemic will have far reaching and long-term effects on populations and economies worldwide. Besides its immediate impact on health, the socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic are likely to be felt by economic actors over the world, and the populations of developing countries and
economies in transition are expected to be among those most vulnerable to suffer from COVID-19-related challenges.
The Global Call is aimed at identifying “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”, namely scalable solutions to cope with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 in developing countries (DCs) and economies in transition, and their respective needs in the transition to post-crisis socioeconomic realities in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The Global Call offers an opportunity at international level to identify and promote innovative solutions contributing to tackle COVID-19 effects in developing countries and make their economies more resilient, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The initiative, inspired by ITPO Italy, is promoted by UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization – through its network of ITPOs, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices around the world.
Applications must be received by 30 June 2020, at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/201414204366040
The Award Ceremony will be held in live streaming on 14 July 2020 in compliance with the ongoing measures taken worldwide to prevent the spread of the virus.