UN75th GA Side Event on STI for SDGs Roadmaps (Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmaps for SDGs) – achievements and new opportunities
17 Nov 2020sustainable development goals
This event will focus on the lessons learnt from the IATT work stream on STI for SDGs Roadmaps and the Global Pilot Programme for STI for SDGs and will present the proposed new activities, including the ideas for the expansion of the Global Pilot Programme within the new initiative “Partnership in Action”.
This will be a basis to discuss the potential application of the STI for SDGs roadmap to support the economic and social recovery and greener development models based on the experience of IATT partners and the countries participating in and applying to the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps.
A 3-hour session will be structured into two main parts with a break. The first part will give an overview of the context, state of play and recent developments within the Global Pilot Programme and STI for SDGs work stream, and the launch of the Guidebook for the Preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps. It will followed by an interactive, moderated discussion. The second part will focus on the proposed future development of the work stream and Global Pilot Programme, including the potential partnership and financing options and new methodological developments. It will also be followed by an interactive, moderated discussion – between the panelists and with a wider audience.
The virtual event will bring together speakers from the EU and UN and the UN Member States. It is directed to the countries and organizations interested in applying science, technology and innovation in order to achieve SDGs, respond to the development challenges and contribute to the post-crises recovery and resilience in a sustainable and knowledge-based manner.
The role of STI for SDGs Roadmaps in the achievement of Agenda 2030 and sustainable post-COVID recovery and a common framework for the deep dives.
Concrete results from pilot countries and the major milestones of the work on STI Roadmaps so far and what are the planned next steps.
International partnerships and networks to promote and implement STI for SDGs Roadmap.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda recognises science, technology and innovation as a means to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Pilot Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs Roadmaps was launched in 2019 with an initial group of five pilot countries, based on a newly developed "Guidebook for the Preparation of STI for SDGs Roadmaps". 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. The Guidebook is accompanied by two background papers: on available STI road-mapping methodologies and international partnerships.