Jonathan is currently the Science, Tech and Innovation Adviser for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
He is a specialist in innovation with experience working in both the public and private sectors. He joined the UN from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) where he was the inaugural Head of Innovation. In this role he developed DFID's innovation strategy with a focus on social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact investment. Prior to joining DFID, he set up the Innovation Centre for the UK National Health Service. Jonathan has also been a Partner in a social investment fund which invested in innovative companies and advised international organisations on innovation policy, management and development.
05 Jun 2018
Session Description Traditional development funding from developed nations and one-way “north-south” financing had largely consisted of grants and commercially structured infrastructure loans. With the shifting dynamics on the global political stage, more opportunities for cross-sector partnerships in funding and implementation…Read More