Global Online Discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
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.
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?
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?
How can we deploy existing knowledge and new, innovative solutions and technologies and make them more readily available to those who need them?
What would be success criteria for the STI Forum in the coming years? What questions should the STI Forum focus on?
How can we deploy existing knowledge and new, innovative solutions and technologies and make them more readily available to those who need them? Leaving no one behind will be at the core of the new sustainable development agenda. Science, technology and innovation have a critical role to play in reaching those furthest behind. Yet, this will not happen automatically. Obstacles to the deployment of appropriate technologies vary across countries and communities as well as across SDG areas. Although much innovation is taking place, it is clear that specific needs and gaps with respect to STI exist under each of the SDGs. How can these needs and gaps be better identified and brought to the attention of decision-makers both in the public and private sectors? How can we build on experiences across the globe that have brought relevant technology solutions to those who need them? What are successful experiences in building on different sources of knowledge, including local and indigenous knowledge? What works in making information flows on existing solutions more relevant? What has been done to identify and reach out to those furthest behind? What are the lessons that transcend specific cases and should inspire policy-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs?