The UN Secretary-General has expressed that: “Behavioural science is a critical tool for the UN to progress on its mandate. It can contribute to combating poverty, improving public health and safety, promoting gender equality, strengthening peacebuilding and all the SDGs. UN Entities are strongly encouraged to invest in behavioural science and work in a connected and collaborative interagency community to realise its tremendous potential for impact.”    

Accordingly, our third thought leadership series event is geared towards all who are interested in understanding the use of social behaviour insights as a tool to design and implement public policy. Across the globe forward thinking institutions are leveraging behavioural science to drive progress towards climate change, good health and wellbeing poverty alleviation and more.

Join us to engage with trail-blazing experts who will critically examine the importance and significance of behavioural insights to enhance public policy.

The event will feature:

  • Cass Sunstein - Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. Founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School
  • Dilip Soman - Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics. Director of the Behavioural Economics in Action Research Centre at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Mary MacLennan - Senior Advisor on Behavioural Science in the UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Leads the UN Behavioural Science Group in the UN Innovation Network
  • Renos Vakis - Lead Economist with the Poverty and Equity Global Practice where he leads the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD) at the World Bank

Each featured guest will be interviewed by Jafar Javan - Director, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)

Attendees can expect to gain practical insights on:

  • How behavioural science contributes to the design and implementation of public policy
  • Key areas in which behavioural science is being applied today
  • Current behavioural  science trends and issues
  • The lessons that should guide the future use of behavioural science in public policy
  • Interesting behavioural science use cases in United Nations system organizations
  • The role that the UN Behavioural Science Group in the UN Innovation Network

Do not be left behind secure your place today!