Organization: Geneva Environment Lab


The Geneva Environment Lab is a grassroots innovation initiative led by UN staff, consultants and interns, based in International Environment House in Geneva.

The Lab is hosting its first ever Innovation Week, starting on Monday 25th February 2019. They’ve planned a series of events related to innovation to inspire, challenge, and – ultimately – get us all innovating more!

Find out what’s happening here:

Monday 25th "SDG Anonymous" Ideation  

To kick off the Innovation Week, Young UN, the Geneva Environment Lab, and the Knowledge and Learning Commons have partnered to bring you an ideation event, based on your own confessions around the SDGs. Do you have anything you’d like to admit? Confess and find solutions at this unique event.

  • When? 12-2pm

  • Where? Library events room at the Palais des Nations

  • Do I need to register? Yes, to guarantee yourself a spot.  

Tuesday 26th Environment House Fail Fair (2019 Edition)

There is no innovation without risk. And where there is risk, there is sometimes failure. Join us for the 2019 edition of the International Environment House Fail Fair, where we promote the spirit of risk-taking and colleagues showcase some of their more splendid failures. Audience participation encouraged!

  • When? 12:30-2pm

  • Where? Room 1 in International Environment House I

  • Do I need to register? No, but if you don’t have a UN badge please write to

Wednesday 27th  Design Thinking Training

Ever wondered what design-thinking is? Or how you can use it to be more innovative in your work? With experienced facilitators from the Impact Hub and UNITAR, learn more in this high-speed, introductory training session.

  • When? 12:30-2pm

  • Where? Rhone-Rhine-Aare in International Environment House 2

  • Do I need to register? Yes, limited space - grab yourself a spot here.

Thursday 28th Speed Networking for Innovators

Innovation and drinks, what more could you ask for? Speed networking, of course. The SDG Lab and Geneva Environment Lab bring you an evening with Geneva’s Innovation community, an opportunity to get inspired, get involved, or simply find out what’s happening on your own doorstep. 

  • When? 18:00 – 20:00

  • Where? SGD Solution Space

  • Do I need to register? Yes, register and get more info here