We are at a pivotal point in the world. The challenges the international community is trying to address are increasingly difficult and the system needs to adapt to overcome the challenges. Effective leadership and the ability to embrace a culture of innovation is crucial to drive this transformation. The Innovation Programme invests in leaders and their teams: on the ground, in real time to solve current leadership challenges.
At A Glance
António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
The SDG Leadership Lab will foster the co-creation of solutions between leaders from UN agencies, international and national NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and other relevant operational actors and stakeholders such as civil society, the government, or the private sector. Each country operation will receive up to twelve months of support to creatively unlock shared challenges and build coalitions to launch innovative and collective action.
The Research Lab will also facilitate dialogue between leaders within a safe space where leaders from different operations can discuss common challenges and introduce new thinking and approaches that can catalyse change immediately in operations.
Together, the SDG Leadership Lab and the Research Lab provide on the ground assistance to teams and work towards lasting policy changes for more effective leadership across the system.