Organizing Innovation in International Organizations

Organizing Innovation in International Organizations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the University of Geneva’s i2i Hub were pleased to extend an invitation to the launch event of the i2i Hub’s new report titled “Organizing Innovation in International Organizations.” The event took place to highlight the importance of innovation in International Organizations (IOs) for fostering transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

During this interactive discussion, attendees had the opportunity to gain insights into various approaches to organizing innovation. The report, based on the analysis of organizational designs for innovation across multiple IOs, provided a comprehensive view of how organizations are incorporating innovation into their strategies. Experts shared perspectives on established and evolving innovation structures, emphasizing the diverse organizational innovation journeys undertaken by different institutions. The discussion also delved into the emerging roles that innovators can play within the context of international organizations. Overall, the event served as a valuable platform for exploring the dynamic landscape of innovation within IOs.

Participating in this session:


Prof. Dr. Tina C. AMBOS, Director of the Institute of Management at the University of Geneva & Director of the International Organizations MBA 
Pradeep KAKTTILL, Director, Office of Innovation, UNAIDS 
Corinne MOMAL-VANIAN, Director of the Division of Conference Management (DCM) at UNOG
Christopher EARNEY, Head, a.i., Innovation Service at UNHCR
Ruth BLACKSHAW, Young UN Network Enabler at UNOG


Thomas NEUFING, Chief, Centre for Learning & Multilingualism at UN Geneva




Event details

1.00 p.m. Geneva CET
2.30 p.m. Geneva CET
Event Speaker

Prof. Dr. Tina C. AMBOS
Christopher EARNEY

Event moderator


Event location

Library Events Room (B.135)
Building B, 1st Floor 
Palais des Nations 


Practical information

This event was in-person. A recording is not available.