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Where Do Great Ideas Come From? A Discussion with The Rockefeller Foundation

Date: 22 Jul 2014

  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Location: D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva
  • Counterpart(s): The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Project Title: UNRISD Seminar Series




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· How can we distinguish a good idea from a great one that bears potential to transform lives throughout the world?


· How can we identify new ways to address old problems?


· How can we collaborate to better understand and impact the changing world around us?



Representatives from The Rockefeller Foundation will explore these questions and share the organization’s current approach to sourcing and assessing new opportunities to address global development challenges, using the specific examples of urban food insecurity, waste and spoilage in agriculture, and competition for fresh water.

Speakers: Claudia Juech, Managing Director, and Rachel Bergenfield, Associate.

Our two speakers are from The Rockefeller Foundation's Strategic Research Department, which works to identify and assess innovative, new opportunities to make transformative impacts on pressing global challenges.


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