An objective of the session is to explore policies and actions for advancing the science, technology and innovation for achieving the SDGs, as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which, inter alia, also launched a UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The TFM now facilitates multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnerships through the sharing of information, experiences, best practices and policy advice among Member States, civil society, the private sector, the scientific community, UN entities and other stakeholders. The session will engage all three components of the TFM and elicit inputs from its experts. Co-Chairs will present the mandated Summary of the "Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs". The TFM 10-Member Group of high-level representatives will further engage the Forum's recommendations.
Proposed Guiding Questions
- What is your vision for harnessing science, technology and innovation, in order to achieve sustained and ever improved well-being, as envisioned in the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda? What are the most important challenges and opportunities in this respect?
- What are your top three recommendations for action?
- H.E. Mr. Cristián Barros Melet, Vice-president of Economic and Social Council
- H.E. Mr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka
- H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations; and Co-Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
- Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, USA; and Co-Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
- Dr. Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, ICSU; and Co-chair of the 10-Member Group of high- level representatives in support of the TFM
- Mr. Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point, Science-Policy Interface Platform, United Nations Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY)
- Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Executive Director, ICSU (and TFM 10-Member Group)
Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations
Minister of Science, Technology and Research, SriLanka
Focal Point for the Youth Science-Policy Interface Platform of UN Major Group for Children and Youth and Policy Focal Point for the Youth Gateway, the Global Youth Partnership for the SDG
Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Senior Director at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine