The United Nations Development Program for Latin America and the Caribbean has appointed Brandwidth as its innovation partner of record.
UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations.
Brandwidth, as the UNDP’s partner agency, will help develop solutions to challenges aligned to the 2030 Agenda and United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
It aims to achieve this through the use and application of new technologies, innovation practices, and product development.
Brandwidth will now partner with the UNDP to develop solutions to a number of critical development challenges. This includes harnessing emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and machine learning.
The focus of the partnership will be on the UNDP’s Acceleration Lab. This uses technology as a means to help solve and scale solutions to complex development challenges.
Jessica Faieta, Director of the United Nations Development Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Josh Thomas, Head of Innovation and Product at Brandwidth, signed a memorandum of understanding to provide state-of-the-art technology in order to offer development solutions, on 6 February 2020.
Jason Jones, CEO, Brandwidth, said: “Our team are focused on the creation of new ideas that drive technological and societal advancement, to enable a sustainable future for us all.
“It’s a humbling experience to work with the UNDP. We’re delighted to have built such a strong partnership with them; supporting their mission for global achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
Jessica Faieta, Director of the United Nations Development Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, added: “Through this partnership, we are aiming for the enhancement of the activities of various agents that are now working towards identifying and suggesting solutions to complex problems.
“Each prototype that we can develop is a chance to accelerate development processes.”