United Nations Influx Hackathon

20 Jan

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UN Influx works to help the UN and the public engage better with one another. For the inhabitants of an increasingly connected and complex world, the UN provides the opportunity of a better global referee as the world develops. For the UN, the rallying of political will can help it achieve its aims sooner. The […]

Beyond 2015: Invitation

15 Jan

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In keeping with our focus on the Post-15 Development Agenda this week, it is worth noting that the Stakeholder Forum, together with WWF and Beyond 2015, are hosting an event to help prepare UK stakeholders (both international and domestic) for the new global goals (the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)),  which will succeed the MDGS. The […]

Notes from Singapore 1: Public Service Excellence Post-2015

13 Jan

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    Reflections on the UNDP Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda workshop in Singapore, 17-19 November 2014.   I’m keen to share some insights from an event I recently attended. I was invited to the UNDP Global Centre’s three day ‘Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ workshop in Singapore to facilitate […]

Reflections on the WHS Roundtable

22 Nov

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On November 12-13 Cat participated in a round-table discussion in the lead up for the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 in Geneva. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian […]

StabilCon Launch

22 Nov

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StabilCon

The study of international security has typically been approached almost exclusively in an anthropological manner, placing humans at the heart of the phenomenon as both drivers and victims of global affairs. However, there is much to be gleaned by looking at the oft-overlooked interlink between security and the non-human sphere. RUSI is pioneering an event […]

The NHS Citizen Assembly has arrived

18 Sep

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Today the NHS Citizen project will be holding the first NHS Citizen Assembly, where citizens and the NHS England Board will discuss important issues for the NHS. This is a great example of national scale deliberative engagement process, linked into a traditional decision-making process. Since the start of the process, NHS Citizen is exploring and […]

Cat to speak at the I conference Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views – 24-25 Sept 2014, Santiago, Chile

3 Sep

Cat will speak at the conference ‘Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views’ that will take place on 24 and 25 September 2014, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 – Webinar 28 Aug 2014

2 Sep

A UNDP sponsored webinar on Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 took place on 28 August 2014. Cat introduced the webinar and provided context in a 15 minutes talk aimed at looking at role of foresight and national planning in post 2015 discussions.