UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship with Digital Health

28 March 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity and Columbia Business School Executive Education (New York, USA) will launch a new partnership on digital health and technologies. The two institutions have recently signed an agreement for cooperation including running a training course UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship with Digital Health in Africa and the Middle East until the end of March. The collaboration seeks to spark innovation using Columbia Business School’s world-class knowledge.

The course will train learners on key trends in social entrepreneurship that use digital technologies for health, as well as challenges and opportunities in the field. Participants from the regions will learn about the role of technology – including artificial intelligence and analytics – in health care, and gain cutting-edge knowledge to bring positive change to their societies. This course is taught by Carri Chan, Professor of Business and Faculty Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, at Columbia Business School.

The training will include a self-paced online course, webinars, online discussions, and quizzes.

Columbia Business School and UNITAR Division for Prosperity share a unified vision to develop future change-makers who are not only equipped, but continuously inspired, to create positive impact using the knowledge and resources that this programme will deliver. - Mr. Pierre Yared, the MUTB Professor of International Business and Vice Dean for Executive Education at Columbia Business School

UNITAR Division for Prosperity is excited to collaborate with one of the most innovative and advanced institutions in the world. This training will equip women and young people with the tools to change their communities and, indeed, the world. - Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto, Director, UNITAR Division for Prosperity

About Columbia Business School Executive Education

Columbia Business School Executive Education provides executives from across industries and sectors with the tools, frameworks, and learnings needed to lead and excel. Designed for high-impact business leaders, our offerings include over 60 non-degree, open-enrollment programs in leadership, strategy and innovation, finance and investing, marketing, and more — available in person, live online, or online — as well as a unique certificate path and custom program opportunities.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to enhance global and country-level action for a better future. Located in Hiroshima, the Division for Prosperity trains present and future change-makers from developing countries, particularly youth and women, so they may shape a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world.

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