Press Release for Southern Innovator Issue 4 Launch October 2013
Southern Innovator is a quarterly magazine published by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation. It is distributed around the world as a 60-page, full-colour print magazine and also online. It is possible to either sponsor an issue of the magazine (this will help us print more copies) or to sponsor the inclusion of inserts into the magazine of interest to our readers. Inserts must match the theme of each issue or topics covered in the magazine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Print version: ISSN 2222-9280
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Transcripts - Press Release for Southern Innovator Issue 4 Launch October 2013
Press Release for General Distribution
Fourth Issue of UNDP Magazine Southern Innovator Launches at Expo
United Nations, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 October 2013
• Fourth issue of Southern Innovator launched at Global South-South Development Expo 2013
in Nairobi, Kenya
• 60-page color magazine gives snapshot of fast-changing world
The fourth issue of Southern Innovator magazine has launched at the Global South-South Development
Expo 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. Southern Innovator Issue 4 visits the new cities being built to tackle the
challenges of a rapidly urbanizing 21st-century world. The magazine also highlights some of the solutions
being devised to the challenges people face as the world becomes a majority urban place.
Some innovators are building new cities from scratch, applying the latest thinking and hard-wiring in cutting-
edge information technologies and innovative environmental measures to create 'smart' cities and eco-cities.
Architects are designing and reﬁning homes that are beautiful and functional, easy to build, affordable and
conserve energy. Social entrepreneurs are innovating ways to create liveable and socially inclusive urban
areas, often in places where planning has been scant and where incomes are very low. All those featured in
the magazine were chosen for their focus on improving human development and their ingenuity and fresh
Southern Innovator champions a 21st-century global innovator culture. The magazine proﬁles and celebrates
the innovators across the global South ﬁnding new ways to tackle poverty, create wealth and improve human
development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In its ﬁrst issue in September 2011,
Southern Innovator featured the people who are re-shaping new information technologies - from mobile
phone apps to Internet technologies. Many of the innovators proﬁled in that ﬁrst issue came from Kenya.
SI (southerninnovator.org) is based on intensive research and produced by the United Nations Ofﬁce for
South-South Cooperation in UNDP (UNOSSC) (formerly the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation in
UNDP). UNOSSC organizes an annual Global South-South Development Expo (southsouthexpo.org), a
roaming celebration and gathering of Southern innovators previously held in New York, Washington, D.C.,
Geneva, Rome and Vienna. This year's Expo is being held in Nairobi, Kenya (28 October to 1 November
2013) and is hosted by the UN Environment Programme (unep.org).
SI is being distributed through the United Nations' network and partners and reaches some of the world's
poorest and remotest places, as well as the vibrant but stressed growing global megacities. It is hoped the
magazine will inspire budding innovators with its mix of stories, essential information, facts and ﬁgures,
images and graphics.
We hope you enjoy the magazine and ﬁnd its content interesting and
illuminating: a snapshot of a fast-changing world awash, as we found out, with
innovators, creators and do-ers making their world a better place. It is possible to sponsor issues of the
magazine, either through helping to fund its print run, or through sponsored inserts covering that issue’s
theme with relevant content for our readers.
For more information on Southern Innovator, contact Cosmas Gitta at
Online archives: southerninnovator.org; http://www.scribd.com/SouthernInnovator. Follow @SouthSouth1