An Experiment to Recruit Rockstars at the United Nations

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Kal Joffres, Tandemic

Go beyond a social media campaign

Did the experiment work?

  • 68 percent of the network has experience with prototyping
  • 65 percent of the network brings experience from the private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and government
  • 63 percent of the network has experience on ethnographic research
  • 55 percent of the network has experience with citizen generated data
  • 29 percent can perform tasks related to artificial intelligence and machine learning

Returning Talent to Home Countries

Swetha Kollur, UNDP Accelerator Lab India, Head of Experimentation
Oleksiy Moskalenko, UNDP Accelerator Lab Ukraine, Head of Solutions Mapping
Countel Kanne, UNDP Accelerator Lab Mali, Head of Solutions Mapping

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