Innovation for sustainable development: Leaving no one and no place behind

Territorial innovation policies for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals: A world which leaves no one and no place behind

High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
11:30 to 13:00

Disparities in growth and access to resources among regions and cities call for a localised policy support, which customises innovative solutions to specific needs and capacities. Innovation in the broader sense can enable the achievement of concrete results in fighting territorial inequalities if the underlying approaches integrate both "leave-no-one-behind" and "leave-no-place-behind" statements into combinations of relevant actions and partnerships at the appropriate territorial level. This debate will combine perspectives from diverse stakeholders on issues such as: Are territorial inequalities expected to exacerbate in the future? What challenges are countries and cities facing in addressing them? What opportunities come with technologies, new governance models and social innovations?

Organised by


Jamira Burley
Head of Youth Engagement and Skills
Global Business Coalition For Education
Christel Alvergne
Souad Abderrahim
Mayor of Tunis
Leticia Pinheiro Rizério Carmo
Young Leader - Brazil
Arup Banerji
Regional Director
World Bank Group
Charlina Vitcheva
Deputy Director General - Joint Research Centre - EC
European Commission