Address: Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
I-DAIR’s vision is to catalyse a more equitable and evidence-based use of digital technologies for personal and public health globally.
The focus on R&D and innovation ecosystems (research institutes and academia, public and private sectors) is driven by the need to empower countries and strengthen their capacity to lead and implement their own digital transformation, with particular focus on the Global South and small states of all incomes.
I-DAIR takes inspiration directly from the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, whose 2019 report called for new platforms for collaboration on digital technologies for making progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and for reinforcing inclusion, avoiding misuse, and protecting human rights. With a network of over 45 partners, I-DAIR’s work is rooted in multilateralism, health and science collaboration, and the belief that value derived from advanced technologies is greatest when they are inclusive.