International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development
IKED - International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development

Technology offers the tools to resolve our global challenges. Improved governance is required for getting the job done.

:: IKED is a non-political and non-profit organisation operating on the platform of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).The organisation has developed a strong global network with diverse partners and network points in the public as well as private sectors, covering more than 50 countries. Read more ...

For October 17-20, 2022, in Muscat, Oman, IKED was thoroughly engaged on behalf of URBiNAT and in collaboration with the Organisation for Quality and Innovation Strategies (Qualies) and the multi-stakeholder platform, "Water and Humanity", to organise the international conference "The Global Forum: Technology, Sustainability and Humanity". The Conference benefitted from strategic partnership with OPAL and the Omani Water Society, among many other organisations that provided strong support. On Water and Humanity, visit and the Global Forum.. Here

For COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, IKED carried the operational responsibility for organising two Side-events at the EU Pavilion, drawing on NBS Task forces III and VI of EU Horizon Research and Innovation Projects. On November 9th, 2022, the first of these panels addressed the Nature-Positive Economy, presenting examples of projects and situations where economy and environment have gone together, while also examining conditions in financial markets and ways forward to counter today's devastating under-investment in protecting and revitalising nature See here..
On November 11, the second of these sessions highlighted "Co-creation of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation". A range of sectoral and city experiences were considered, and lessons drawn how to integrate and mainstream co-creation in strategic planning and urban regeneration See here..

In December 2023, IKED's representatives took part in COP28 to advance key partnerships and project agendas, including plans for COP29 in Azerbaijan, and also for co-hosting an event on "Planetary Heath" back-to-back with the World Economic Forum in Davos. For the programme of the latter, held on January 17 2024 See here..

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