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Human Rights and Innovation Officer, UNDP Viet Nam
Seán O’Connell leads the social innovation and entrepreneurship programme with UNDP Viet Nam. Seán is coordinator of the SDG Challenge, Vietnam’s flagship competition for business innovations and start-ups to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. UNDP Viet Nam’s work on innovation is based around 3 main pillars: supporting social impact start-ups and entrepreneurs to scale-up; delivering training on design thinking and 21st century skills to build the next generation of social innovators, and; research and advocacy on creating an environment for social impact businesses to thrive in Vietnam.