UNAOC, the BMW Group and Accenture Host First Capacity-Building Workshop for Recipients of the Current Edition of the Intercultural Innovation Hub in Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany, 20 October 2023 — The first capacity-building workshop for the recipients of the current edition of the Intercultural Innovation Hub (IIH) took place in Munich, Germany from 15 to 20 October 2023. Hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the BMW Group, and Accenture, the workshop focused on the topics of organizational development strategy, sustainable project scaling, as well as pitching and effective storytelling.

At the center of the workshop were representatives of grassroots organizations, which were recognized in May 2023 during a ceremony held in Berlin, Germany. They participated in a series of training sessions at the BMW Headquarters and Accenture’s offices, which aimed at bolstering the capacities of recipient organizations and improving the long-term impact of their projects, allowing them to sustainably expand and replicate their initiatives in other contexts.

The training in Munich is part of a year-long, tailor-made comprehensive support package provided to IIH recipients. In the several months prior to the workshop in Munich, the recipients attended a series of webinars and masterclasses implemented in collaboration with Accenture and the IIH pool of experts.

The current edition of the Intercultural Innovation Hub includes grassroots initiatives from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Mexico and South Africa.

The Intercultural Innovation Hub, which was established in 2011, is a prime example of the essential role that corporate social responsibility plays within the framework of the United Nations. UNAOC and the BMW Group, with the support of Accenture, jointly mobilize their resources, time, and networks to support the IIH recipients. As each partner contributes their unique knowledge to ensure the long-term success of each project, this public-private sector collaboration has proven to achieve greater impact.