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Science, Technology and Innovation Workshop 2017
29 November - 1 December 2017
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Day One - 29 November 2017
Session 2A: STI for ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6)
Introduction and Background

UN DESA, in collaboration with UNCTAD, organised a three-day workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a major preparatory event for the 2018 STI Forum, as well as to collect inputs for the development of the Online Platform of the technology facilitation mechanism (TFM).

At the workshop 40 to 50 technology experts from governments, the private sector, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, and research institutions participated. It was held on the margin of the International Exhibition on Smart Technology for Sustainable Development and Procurement in Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2017. The Workshop was organized around the theme of the 2018 STI Forum: STI for resilient and inclusive societies, with a special focus on SDGs 6,7,11,12, and 15. In addition, some cross-cutting issues were taken up, as decided by the 2017 Forum. The discussions considered the role of traditional knowledge, the impact of emerging technologies, the barriers for scaling-up solutions, and ways to ensure that STI benefits all, leaving no one behind.

Concept Note
2017 STI Concept Note (including programme)

Information Note
2017 STI Information Note

Final Meeting Report
Meeting Report

Pictures from the workshop can be found here.
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