UNDP Accelerates Digital Transformation for Green Transition, Expanding Access to Environmental Finance
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is making significant strides in its commitment to digital transformation for a green transition and increased access to environmental finance. As part of its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support the Paris Agreement, UNDP is embracing digital technologies and data to drive decision-making processes and programming within its Nature and Climate Hubs.
To further advance this digital transformation, UNDP has launched a new global project called Digital Transformation for Green Transition. The project aims to provide global support to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) portfolios while leveraging these portfolios to enable additional financing opportunities. The project’s objective is to scale up digital support for countries’ green transitions through the development of digital public goods, infrastructure for transparency and green finance, data capacity building, and digital readiness assessment and demonstrations.
The work is being co-financed by UNDP’s Digital Public Goods for Development (DPG4D) global project, funded by the Government of Norway/Norad. The DPG4D project focuses on improving the availability and discoverability of digital public goods that adhere to privacy and other best practices and are crucial for achieving the SDGs. As part of this effort, UNDP’s Chief Digital Office is working with the Nature and Climate Hubs to implement effective, inclusive, and rights-based digital public goods.
Two internship positions are currently available to support the Digital for Environment team within the Nature and Climate Hubs. The interns will be responsible for conducting research, data collection, and analysis related to digital public goods and infrastructure. They will also assist with partnership building, administrative tasks, and managing the Digital Public Goods Portfolio.
The Lead Digital Innovation for Nature, Climate and Chemicals & Waste in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support will supervise the interns. The internship can be either in-person or remote, depending on the circumstances and resources available. Interns working in a UNDP office will be provided with the necessary workspace and equipment, while remote interns will be responsible for their own equipment, internet access, and workspace.
It is important to note that successful interns are not guaranteed subsequent employment with UNDP. Interns are not eligible to apply for positions within the organization during the internship period.
In conclusion, UNDP’s digital transformation efforts are playing a vital role in advancing the global transition to a sustainable and green future. By harnessing digital technologies and data, UNDP aims to enhance transparency, access to environmental finance, and decision-making processes. The internship positions within the Digital for Environment team provide an opportunity to contribute to this important work and gain valuable experience in the field.