UN Women and the Global Innovation Coalition for Change
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity that fights for the acceleration of gender equality and the social, political and economic advancement of women and girls everywhere.
As part of its strategic plan, UN Women created the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a dynamic partnership between UN Women and the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions who collectively strive to help women access and participate in world-shaping innovation.
Specifically, the GICC will focus on the following actions
Build market awareness of the potential for innovations developed by women that meet the needs of women and girls.
Identify the key barriers to women and girl’s advancement in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
Work collaboratively to identify and take actions to address these barriers and needs at an industry-wide level.