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Working meeting "Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps"

General Information

Understanding the core role of science, technology and innovation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and taking into account Ukrainian scientific and innovative potential and importance of the regional and international cooperation for sustainable post-COVID recovery, the Government of Ukraine has applied to the next phase of the Global Pilot Programme for the STI for SDGs Roadmap in August 2020.

In March 2021, Ukraine has joined the Global Pilot Programme and requested support of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The STI for SDGs Roadmap is seen as a key policy-making instrument to move toward comprehensive and effective accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine. Development of the STI for SDGs Roadmap, based on the successful experience of the implementation of the JRC Smart Specialisation methodology in Ukrainian regions and UNIDO experience of green industrial transformation, requires development of the National Smart Specialisation Strategy for SDGs and identification of the scientific, technological and innovative potential, that could be mobilized to move towards the achievement of SDGSs, in the form of the comprehensive integrated policy set complimenting to the existing strategic framework.

This initial event aimed to present the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Sustainable Development Goals Roadmaps approach, promote the discussion about possible institutional arrangements, governance, and help pave the way to identify next development steps of the STI for SDGs Roadmap in Ukraine by proving the adequate support.

Full Meeting Report available HERE

Agenda and Presentations

          Moderator

          Olga Bolibok, Expert, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

14:00 - 14:10 

         Welcome and setting the scene

         Yuliia Bezvershenko, Director General of the Directorate on Science and
         Innovation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

         Daria Gaidai, Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of European and EuroAtlantic Integration of Ukraine

         Monika Matusiak, Head of Sector, Smart Specialisation – Global Outreach, Joint
         Research Centre of the European Commission

         Fernando Santiago Rodriguez, Research and Industrial Policy Officer, Research
         and Industrial Policy Advice Division, UNIDO 

14:10 - 14:20 

        Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps and the Smart Specialisation approach
        Monika Matusiak, Head of Sector, Smart Specialisation – Global Outreach, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

14:20 - 14:30 

        UNIDO’s experience on green industrial transformation
        Smeeta Fokeer, Research and Industrial Policy Officer, Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division, UNIDO 

14:30 - 14:40 

        Strengthening science-policy interface and international cooperation in the context of COVID-19 recovery
        Wei Liu, Coordinator of the UN Inter-agency Task Team on STI for the SDGs, Division for Sustainable Development Goals,

        Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

14:40 - 14:50 

        European Integration of Ukraine and Achievement of the SDGs
        Daria Gaidai, Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of European and EuroAtlantic Integration of Ukraine

14:50 - 15:00 

       Institutional arrangements and Governance of the STI for SDGs Roadmap in Ukraine
       Olga Bolibok, Expert, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

15:00 - 15:50 

       - Institutional arrangements and Governance of the STI for SDGs Roadmap in Ukraine
       - Expectations on the participation in the Global Pilot Programme and support needs
       - Next steps of the development of the STI for SDGs Roadmap in Ukraine

15:50 - 16:00

       Closing remarks
       Monika Matusiak, Head of Sector, Smart Specialisation – Global Outreach, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission