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Join the Global Online Discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs, 4 April - 11 May 2016
Welcome to the global online discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. Moderated by internationally recognized experts, the online discussion will be open for a month from 4 April 2016. The discussion will feed directly into the first multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), which will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 6-7 June 2016.

Join hundreds of participants from civil society, academia, the private sector, experts on science, technology and innovation, and world famous moderators in the conversation! The online discussion will be structured around five guiding questions. To join the discussion, click on the guiding question to which you would like to contribute. To contribute, please Sign in.

The discussion threads will stay open beyond the formal cut-off date of 11 May for the summary, in order to enable stakeholders to continue the discussions. All interested are encouraged to continue to share their thoughts until the STI Forum.

Question 1
Why are science, technology and innovation essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? Please provide one or more concrete examples that, in your experience, best exemplify this.
Question 2
What are the main opportunities and challenges - at policy, organisational and individual levels - for maximizing the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Question 3
What are the key elements that countries and international organizations may need to take into account in formulating action plans and/or roadmaps for science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals?
Question 4
How can we deploy existing knowledge and new, innovative solutions and technologies and make them more readily available to those who need them?
Question 5
What would be success criteria for the STI Forum in the coming years? What questions should the STI Forum focus on?
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