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Investing in the collective intelligence commons for sustainable and inclusive recovery



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We’re bringing together innovation experts to mark the launch of our new report on designing the collective intelligence commons.

To achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and to accelerate our path to a green and just transition for a sustainable recovery, we have to mobilise both funding and our collective intelligence. The digital commons can play a vital role in this.

Why you should come

This free-to-attend event will explore the benefits of investing in the development of the collective intelligence commons – the open infrastructure for developing and scaling collective intelligence projects, and how this could help us achieve sustainability goals.

You’ll hear about the latest research from Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Their new report explores the benefits of investing in the development of the collective intelligence commons and the role open hardware, software, data and content play in developing collective intelligence projects. There is a real opportunity for development funders to build this infrastructure and help increase the diversity, scale, and most importantly local ownership of collective intelligence projects that can help us make vital progress towards the SDGs. Key insights and recommendations in the report will be explored during the event.

The event will be attended by Public Development Banks and donors alongside other key stakeholders including think-tanks, Civil society, governments, academic professionals, and private sector, among others.

Speakers and Presenters

Kathy Peach, Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta (Moderator/Chair)
Peter Baeck, Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta
Pierre-Arnaud Barthel, Head of Public Transformation & Citizens, AFD
Aurélie Drouet, Digital for Development Expert, Expertise France
Peter Addo, Head of Emerging Tech Lab, AFD
Angela Oduor Lungati, Executive Director, Ushahidi
Chenai Chair, Senior Program Officer - Africa Innovation, Mradi - Mozilla Foundation
Gayan Peiris, Head of Data and Technology, UNDP


This event is hosted by Nesta and AFD and is part of the fringe event programme of Finance in Common, an international event focusing on investing in a Green and Just transition for a sustainable recovery.

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