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Early last spring, as coronavirus started its march across the globe, Mario Sanchez, a Costa Rican pharmacist and entrepreneur, went on a mission to procure and manufacture medical grade masks to protect health workers. After many false leads and wrong turns he came across the Tech Access Partnership, enabling him to access lifesaving technology and expertise.

 

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Developing GIS capacity in The Gambia for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Resilience

UN Technology Bank 's policy dialogue in Banjul, Gambia.

The policy dialogue with MoHERST and UNITAR - part of a pilot programme providing training on geospatial tech skills for improved disaster risk reduction, climate change and natural resources management in The Gambia. [Read]

The United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries is a global organization dedicated to enhancing the contribution of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in the world’s least developed countries. Read more about us.

Sign up! Online training courses on scholarly communication and information management in least developed countries!

The UN Technology Bank and FAO are excited to work together to support the delivery of online training activities for the 47 least developed countries to enhance access to recent scientific knowledge, and thus give them the opportunity to participate fully in the global scientific community. Learn more about these online trainings!

Vacancies

These positions are located in the office of the Technology Bank for the Least Developped Countries, based in Gebze, Turkey.
 

The UN Technology Bank helps least developed countries build the science, technology and innovation capacity that they need to promote the structural transformation of their economies, eradicate poverty and foster sustainable development. Read more about what we do.

UN Secretary General visits offices of UN Technology Bank

31 October 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries in Gebze, Turkey, on 31 October 2019 to meet Managing Director, Joshua Setipa and staff. 

UN agencies launch Tech Access Partnership

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12 May 2020 - The United Nations Technology Bank, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Tech Access Partnership (TAP) on 12 May 2020, as part of a coordinated approach to strengthen developing countries’ responses to COVID-19 and increase access to lifesaving health technologies. [Read the press release]

COVID-19: UN Tech Access Partnership

The United Nations Technology Bank, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Tech Access Partnership (TAP) on 12 May 2020.

UN Technology Bank and The Commonwealth join forces to support least developed countries

Joshua Setipa, UN Technology Bank’s Managing Director and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland signing the MOU.

The UN Technology Bank and The Commonwealth have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDC’s) through technology transfer, capacity building and knowledge sharing. [Read the press release]

Critical COVID-19 protective supplies delivered to frontline workers in Kingdom of Lesotho

Salvator Niyonzima, UN Resident Coordinator hands over essential PPE to Motlatsi Maqelepo, Minister

A donation of 100,000 facemasks has been handed to frontline workers in the Kingdom of Lesotho in an effort to urgently protect key workers, such as medics, police and boarder control staff from COVID-19. The protective supplies are intended for use whilst local production is being ramped up. [Read the press release]

New partnership

logo world eco-design conference

 

The UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries is pleased to announce its partnership with the World Eco-Design Conference (WEDC) which will support and enhance industrial design capacity and competitiveness in the world’s least developed countries. Learn more about this partnership.