Geneva Innovation Movement

Welcome to our new Board Team!

The General Assembly appointed a new Board Team on 18 November. The Board now cosists of Thomas Neufing, Susanna Swann and Nan Buzard.
Come and meet the new Board on 14 December during a Firseside Chat on the Future of Innovation with Thomas, Susanna and Nan, and raise a glass with us to an innovative 2023!

The Geneva Innovation Movement (GIM) Association is a knowledge sharing platform that enables organizational innovation as a force for good.

Its vision is to shape actionable pathways to innovation for the international organizations and their ecosystem to enable impactful contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GIM’s goal is to re-skill the International Organizations’ leaders to enable intra-organizational collaborations and intrapreneurship, to share knowledge both within and among organizations, and collaborate across both public and private sectors to open new ways of viewing traditional problems. 

What we do

The SDGs are unlikely to be met by 2030 without rapid, all-encompassing innovation. There is demand in Geneva by International Organizations for a platform that connects International Organizations as well as (international) NGOs and the private sector to share innovation best practices in cross-sectoral convenings. Silos between sectors, between sister organizations, and within organizations require shattering.  

The International Organizations are increasingly embracing innovation strategies and initiatives as a way to renew and remain relevant in today’s changing environment. Intrapreneurship is a critical driver of this innovation, but often organizations struggle to inspire such behavior and are lacking the structures to catalyze innovative ideas.To meet this demand for connections and facilitate the missing structures, GIM provides thought-leadership by pooling and curating the expertise of its members and collaborators.

The GIM offers three pillars of services:
Facilitating connections

by convening diverse partners around relevant creative initiatives by drawing on cross-sector expertise

Enabling systems

through interactive workshops, trainings, and customized interventions to facilitate mindset change that fosters an innovative culture

Uncovering applicable insights

for innovation by curating and publishing practice insights in the form of white paper studies to showcase change-making initiatives in the ecosystem

Upcoming events

The GIM is open to partnerships and co-hosting events with other entities. Please contact us if you are interested. Here are some of our upcoming activities:

End-of-Year Fireside Chat & Networking event

Date: 14 December 2022

On December 14, the Geneva Innovation Movement will invites its Members to Toast on an Innovative 2023! We will also host a Fireside Chat on the Future of Innovation with Susanna Swann (Head of HR at Geneva Airport), Thomas Neufing (Chief, Center for Learning and Multilingualism at UN Geneva), and Nan Buzard (Head of Innovation at ICRC). 
Innovation Movement Training / In-Person

Date: Spring 2023 - 2 full days + 1 half day

Location: Geneva, Nations area

An in-person, hands-on experience, where you work in cross-functional and cross-organizational teams on innovation methodologies. The training engages leaders in innovation and provides processes and tools to assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven agencies and organizations.
Innovation Movement Training / Virtual

Date: Spring 2023 - 8 sessions over a 4-week period

Location: Virtual

A hands-on experience in a virtual setting, where you work in cross-functional and cross-organizational teams on innovation methodologies. The training engages leaders from all over the globe in innovation and provides processes and tools to assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven agencies and organizations.

Become a member

Members of the Geneva Innovation Movement benefit from preferential access to all events and trainings organized by the Association, as well as to the white paper studies that the GIM publishes, shares and/or promotes.

In addition, members inspire new ideas and collaborations, support each other, share insights and can join forces to promote further innovation in International Geneva: it is the network of like-minded individuals who are looking to enact change that facilitate the cross-organizational and cross-sectoral collaborations and learning in the International Geneva Ecosystem.

GIM members are innovators in their field, be it in an International Organization, at headquarters or in the field, at an (international) NGO or in the private sector

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