Challenges in mobilizing means of implementation at the national level (Financing - Technology - Capacity building)
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4
The session will discuss main challenges in mobilizing means of implementation at the national level for sustainable development. It will focus on the areas highlighted in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, related to financing for development, science, technology and innovation (STI) and capacity building.
The role of finance is crucial to support the achievement of the SDGs. The 2030 Agenda reiterates the primary responsibility of each country for its own economic and social development, and emphasizes that cohesive national strategies, supported by integrated national financing frameworks, will be essential for implementing the 2030 Agenda and ensuring that no one is left behind. The Agenda also emphasizes that national development efforts need to be supported by an enabling international economic environment that harness international private business and finance, development cooperation, and trade as engines for development. The session will discuss key challenges for domestic resource mobilization and how these can be addressed within the framework of a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Technology facilitation, science and capacity-building are also critical means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda. In that context, the Agenda launched the Technology Facilitation Mechanisms to support the achievement of the SDGs. The Mechanism includes a collaborative Multistakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs. During the session, a co-chair of the 2016 STI Forum and a representative of the 10 Member Group in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism will report on the outcomes of Forum, which was held in New York on 6 and 7 June 2016 and addressed the topic "Realizing the potential of science, technology and innovation for all to achieve the sustainable development goals."
Through sharing of experiences and lessons learned, the session will try to identify key strategies to overcome the perceived challenges. This topic will be presented through a panel discussion. The session will also highlight main capacity building interventions in STI for sustainable development that can be applied at national level.
Possible questions for discussion:
- What are the main challenges for domestic resource mobilization for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda? How these challenges can be addressed within the framework of a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development?
- How can the main outcomes of the multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs meeting advance the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs? What are the implications that can be applied for actions taken in the field?
- How can the capacity building interventions in technology for development be applied at national level to ensure no one left behind?
- H.E. Mr. Hector Alejandro Palma Cerna, Deputy-Permanent Representative of Honduras to the UN and Vice President of ECOSOC
Presentation of the Co-Chairs’ summary of the STI Forum:
- H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair, STI Forum
- Mr. Manuel Montes, Senior Advisor of Finance and Development at the South Centre
- Mr. Paulo Gadelha, President of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz and member of the 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism
- Mr. Felipe Castro, Technical Secretary for the Inter-Institutional Commission for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Colombia
- H.E. Mr. Mawussi Djossou Semondji, Expert Minister to the Presidency of Togo
- Mr. Paul Gulleik Larsen, Project Manager in the UN Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
- Mr. Sun Chengyong, Counsellor at the Department of Science and Technology for Social Development, Ministry of Science and Technology of China
- Mr. David O’Connor, Representative to the UN, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)