International Conference on Inclusive Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Promoting the Transfer of New and Emerging Technologies in Water and Energy Sectors

Co-organizer Description: 
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
Event Date: 
27 Nov 2018
Event Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Events Description: 

Water and energy are critical resources for sustainable and inclusive development as recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) and 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) respectively. Harnessing technology and innovation to achieve these goals requires inclusive policies that ensures no one is left behind. For this purpose, concerted efforts are needed to develop and adopt inclusive policies, strategies and best practices by the member States. Towards this objective, the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is jointly organizing this international conference with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand, and Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research. The high-level conference will provide a platform for policy makers and practitioners for sharing experiences and best practices to promote transfer and adoption of technologies in the water and energy sectors among countries in the Asia Pacific region. The sessions will deliberate on the challenges, opportunities, policy interventions and strategies for promoting the development, deployment, accessibility, and affordability of innovative technologies in the water and energy sectors in countries in the Asia Pacific region. Senior Government officials, representatives of international organizations, sector experts from across Asia and the Pacific as well as senior representatives from the private sector in Thailand are expected to participate and contribute to the deliberations. The recommendations made at the conference will be presented at the 14th Session of the Governing Council session on 28-29 November 2018.

Draft Programme of International Conference

Press Release


Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Water Management to Achieve SDG-6 in Asia-Pacific, Mr. Curt Garrigan, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP, Bangkok

Sustainable Water Resources Management - Policy Experiences from Republic of Korea, Mr. Kang Jin Won, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), Korea

The Big Idea – Technology Commercialization Platform for Deployment in Emerging and Frontier Markets in Water and Numerous Other Sectors, Mr. Paul Bevis, GreenTrees (Thailand) Ltd, Thailand

SEI's Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) and Sustainable Water Pratnership (SWP), Orn-uma Polpanich, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm

Regional Scenario on SDG7 – “Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All, Mr. Michael Williamson, ESCAP, Bangkok

Increasing the Share of Biomass Energy – Opportunities and Challenges in Thailand, Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Thailand

Development of Renewable Energy in Thailand – Private Sector Perspectives, Mr. Arthit Vechakij, Renewable Energy Industry Club, Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand

Water Treatment Technology for Sustainable Development, Mr. Ragil Yoga Adi, Centre for Innovation, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia

China's Case Study for Adopting Innovative Strategies and Technologies for Sustainable Water Management, Ms. Li Wenjing, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, China

Innovative Sustainable Emerging Technologies Adoption in Energy Sector of Pakistan, Akbar Azam Rajar, Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Govt. of Pakistan, Pakistan