- applied sciences
This side event to the UN STI Forum, co-organised by UN-DESA, EC/JRC, UNESCO, FAO and UNIDO, takes place at 08.00 am EDT/14.00 CEST.
The side event aims at raising awareness on the results achieved as part of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for the SDGs Roadmaps and by the pilot countries.
The results will feed the discussion on the next steps for the scaling up of the Global Pilot Programme to reach out to more countries and stakeholders. The event will call for organisations, countries, the private sector and donors to actively engage in the expansion of the Global Pilot Programme as well as in the promotion of the “Partnership in Action” initiative.
The Partnership in Action will serve as a platform to strengthen the development and implementation of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) roadmaps to address the challenge of the economic and social recovery post COVID-19 and the application of greener development models.
This event builds on the work of the UN Inter-Agency Task Team sub-working group on STI for SDGs Roadmaps. The Group is co-led by UN-DESA, the World Bank, UNESCO, EC/JRC, and UNCTAD. Its members also include UNIDO, UN-ESCAP, ESCWA, UNDP, and FAO, among others. Substantial support has been provided by international stakeholders, including the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Government of Japan.
Agenda and speakers
The agenda, together with the concept note, can be found here. Several high-level and key-note speakers from the before-mentioned international organisations are confirmed.
External links to event pages of co-organisers: UN, FAO, UNESCO
Registration is closed, the event already took place.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognise Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) as means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the context of implementing the Technology Facilitation Mechanism under the above named Agendas, the Global Pilot Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps was launched in 2019 with an initial group of five pilot countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya and Serbia), based on a newly developed "Guidebook for the Preparation of STI for SDGs Roadmaps". In February 2021, Ukraine also joined the programme bringing the number of pilot countries to six. The joint work on the Guidebook and Global Pilot Programme has brought together different UN Agencies such as UN-DESA, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD and the World Bank, together with other international partners such as the Government of Japan, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the OECD. Valuable inputs were also provided by the Group of Twenty (G20) and the 10-Member Group, which is another component of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism. The Guidebook is accompanied by two background papers: on available STI roadmapping methodologies and international partnerships.
During the side event held at the 75th General Assembly in November 2020, a proposal was launched of establishing the “Partnership in Action” on STI for SDGs Roadmaps. The aim of the Partnership in Action is to mobilise the main actors in the field in further engaging and supporting the work on STI for SDGs roadmaps by providing political support, endorsing the Guidebook and providing inputs for its refinement, as well as by mobilizing additional stakeholders and resources, accelerating the translation of the political ambition and the preliminary findings of Roadmaps into policies and practical STI solutions.
Progress report of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps
Guidebook for the Preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps
Background paper: Overview of the existing STI for SDGs roadmapping methodologies