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Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS): Compounded Crisis: Adapting Through Innovation

Webinar Virtual


The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) Regional Conversation was hosted by the UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, and the Regional Bureau Director, Dr. Khalida Bouzar, on Monday, 8 March (7-8:15am NY time), on the topic “Compounded Crisis: Adapting through Innovation.

The session explored both how the multi-dimensional and intersecting crises that affect the Arab region have led to some of the most compelling innovations, and how systemic innovation is critical in addressing compounded crisis.

Additional speakers:

  • Maciej Popowski, Acting Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
  • HE Dr Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women in Egypt
  • Basma Saeed, Head of Solutions Mapping, UNDP Sudan Accelerator Lab
  • Moderated by: Benjamin Kumpf, Head of Development Innovation Team, OECD – OCDE