Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
29 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea
UN DESA, in collaboration with UNCTAD, is organising a three-day workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a major preparatory event for the 2018 STI Forum, as well as to collect inputs for the development of the Online Platform of the technology facilitation mechanism (TFM). The workshop will have the participation of 40 to 50 technology experts from governments, the private sector, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, and research institutions. It will be held on the margin of the International Exhibition on Smart Technology for Sustainable Development and Procurement in Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2017. The Workshop will be organized around the theme of the 2018 STI Forum: STI for resilient and inclusive societies, with a special focus on SDGs 6,7,11,12, and 15. In addition, some cross-cutting issues will also be taken up, as decided by the 2017 Forum. The discussions will consider the role of traditional knowledge, the impact of emerging technologies, the barriers for scaling-up solutions, and ways to ensure that STI benefits all, leaving no one behind.