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Conclusions and way forward
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Official meeting

Biographies (A-Z)
This session will take stock of the main areas for actions highlighted during the forum where STI could help achieve the SDGs, including messages from the Exhibition and the Special Event. It will also look at how the forum might further develop over the next 14 years to better serve the needs of its stakeholders. This will include:

- Report of key messages and action items:
Dr. Bill Colglazier, Co-Chair of the TFM 10-Member Group

- Recommendations to be taken forward to the next HLPF

Closing remarks:

- H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair of STI Forum
- Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Co-Chair of STI Forum

Closing of the Forum

- H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC
Biographies (alphabetical order)
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau
Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau

Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations

Macharia Kamau is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kenyan Mission to the United Nations. Along with the Irish Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Kamau is the cofacilitator for the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and was the co-chair of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Mr. Vaughan Turekian
Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State
Mr. Vaughan Turekian

Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State

Dr. Turekian is the Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State. He advises the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment on international environment, science, technology, and health matters affecting the foreign policy of the United States. Prior to that, Dr. Turekian was Chief International Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Director of AAAS’s Center for Science Diplomacy (2006 – 2015), Special Assistant and Adviser to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs of the State Department (2002 – 2006) on issues related to sustainable development, climate change, environment, energy, science, technology, and health, and Program Director for the Committee on Global Change Research at the National Academy of Sciences (2000 – 2002) where he was study director for a White House report on climate change science. Dr. Turekian holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Science from Yale University (1993) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia (2000).

Prof. Elmer William Jr Colglazier
Senior Scholar, Visiting Scientist, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Prof. Elmer William Jr Colglazier

Senior Scholar, Visiting Scientist, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Prof. Dr. E. William Colglazier is currently Senior Scholar at the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also co-chair of the 10-Member Group of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism. He served as 4th Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State from 2011 to 2014. His role was to provide scientific and technical expertise and advice in support of the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Previously, he served as Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Research Council (NRC) where he helped to oversee the studies that provide independent, objective advice on public policy issues, and as Executive Director of their Office of International Affairs. From 1983 to 1991, he was a Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee where he directed several research centers: Energy, Environment, and Resources Center; Waste Management Research and Education Institute; and the Water Resources Research Center. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1971, and prior to 1983 worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. While at Harvard, he also served as Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Humanism of the Aspen Institute. In 1976-77, he was an AAAS Congressional Science Fellow. He is past chair of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society (APS) and a Fellow of the AAAS and APS.