UN Global Pulse recognizes that using local innovation is key to the success of Global Pulse. That is why it is launching a lab-based approach to technology innovation, both at UN Headquarters and in the developing countries, where the energy and creative thinking needed to make Global Pulse a success will be found. To this end, Global Pulse’s country-level deployment strategy is centred on the concept of an innovation laboratory, or Pulse Lab.
UN Global Pulse repositions as the Secretary General’s Innovation Lab, transitioning offices and expanding innovation efforts for a UN 2.0
In 2022, UN Global Pulse evolved from an initiative focused on data and artificial intelligence for crisis response to a wider role serving as the Secretary-General’s Innovation Lab. UN Global