Regional Consultation on Achieving SDGs through Sector focused STI Policies

Co-organizer Description: 
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
Ministry of Science and Technology of the Royal Thai Government
Event Date: 
27 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018
Event Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Events Description: 


Science, technology and innovation (STI) are widely recognized as the critical means for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Technology is a game changer when leveraged effectively. Technology can also help countries to leapfrog in development and bridge gaps between technologically advanced developed economies and countries with special needs. New and emerging ICT applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and artificial intelligence, 3-D printing are bringing a radical shift in healthcare, education, energy services, agriculture, and environmental monitoring and protection applications. ICT applications in renewable energy sector also offer promising solutions to efficient management of energy through smart grids, industrial automation processes that optimizes performance and so on. These applications are helping countries to become more energy secure and less dependent on fossil fuels thereby reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Panelists and experts will deliberate on how SDGs could be achieved through innovative sector-focused STI policies, especially in renewable energy and ICT sectors. The deliberations would also focus on various challenges standing in the way of effective implementation of such policies and mitigating actions. Experts and panelists will also propose policy recommendations at sectoral levels to advance implementation of relevant SDGs as well as strategies for fostering regional cooperation on technology transfer in renewable energy and ICT sectors.

Background Note and Agenda