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Technology, science and innovation forum Korea 2017

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), is organising a three-day workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a preparatory event for the 2018 STI Forum, as well as to collect inputs for the development of the Online Platform – a component 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 margins 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 attended by 40 to 50 technology experts from governments, the private sector, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and research institutions. The workshop will focus on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the achievement of SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and non-polluting energy), 11 (sustainable and sustainable communities), 12 (production and consumption) responsible) and 15 (life of terrestrial ecosystems), SDGs that will be discussed during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018. The discussion will consider the role of traditional knowledge, the impact of emerging technologies, the barriers to expanding solutions and ways to ensure that Science, Technology and Innovation benefit everyone, without leaving anyone behind

 

The objective of the workshop is to contribute the preparations of the STI Forum 2018 by mobilizing all stakeholders to share information on trends in the deployment of science, technology and innovation for the SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, including specific solutions and achievements, state of the art expertise on specific issues and practice areas, emerging priorities, critical knowledge and innovation gaps, as well as their views on ways of mobilizing science, technology and innovation responses to address these gaps. The Workshop also aims at collecting inputs for the development of the TFM Online Platform.

 

It will be attended by Dr. Myrna Cunningham to discuss how to take advantage of indigenous and traditional knowledge relevant to the achievement of the SDGs. It will also present recommendations on how best to highlight and integrate the role of indigenous knowledge in the STI Forum of 2018



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