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A new mindset for the SDGs? Top takeaways from Singularity University’s Global Summit

A view of Singularity University’s 2017 Global Summit held in San Francisco, California. Photo by: Catherine Cheney / Devex

 

While large organizations are designed for efficiency and predictability, they would benefit from flexibility and adaptability, Salim Ismail, author of “Exponential Organizations,” said onstage on the final day of the summit. He pointed to the United Nations as one example of an old institution that lacks feedback loops and update mechanisms to keep up with current trends. Representatives of traditional donor agencies and nongovernmental organizations were few and far between at a summit that gathered leaders to explore how converging technologies are transforming every industry, including foreign aid, global health and humanitarian response.

But Devex was on the ground to gather key insights for the global development community on how this kind of thinking can support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Read the full article here about the idea to connect the dots between emerging technology, recycling and global poverty

 

By Catherine Cheney from Devex. 

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