Staff Notices

UN Impact Unite Research

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The UWI’s Latin American-Caribbean Centre (LACC) is pleased to share that members of The UWI academic community are invited to participate in a United Nations initiative called 'Unite Research'.

Unite Research is a repository of research papers and briefs that provide ideas, insights, and in-depth studies on technology, innovation, and other emerging trends that support the mandate of the UN, and covers a wide range of relevant theories, practices, proposals, experiences, outcomes, and consequences of using technologies.

The platform is helping create a knowledge base that inspires creative thinking and research. It currently comprises papers and in-depth studies, typically 5,000 words and briefs as well as shorter analyses, typically under 2,000 words.

The UWI is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). UWI Academics are therefore invited to be part of this initiative by providing content or volunteering for the peer review pool for Unite Research.

The priority themes for 2022 are:

  • Open data / Open science
  • The use of technology in tracking climate change
  • Biotech
  • Technology policy and international politics
  • Data privacy (specifically: aligning varying data privacy policies in different countries or regions and data ownership)
  • Quantum computing and its implications for the United Nations
  • Artificial intelligence and ethics
  • Mental health data collection and analysis to help inform mental health policies and strategies within the United Nations system
  • Hate speech detection and recognition in African languages, both written and spoken
  • Sentiment analysis in African languages, both written and spoken


To learn more, kindly email Sunaina Budathoki and Lorea Salterain at

Or contact the Latin American-Caribbean Centre (LACC) at The UWI Regional Headquarters at