Plenary sessions

Plenary Opening Session

High-level Plenary Opening Session

The speakers will be introduced by Francesca Vanthielen.

Welcome address from the co-hosts of G-STIC 2017

- Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director, VITO
- Kennedy Orwa, Executive Director, ACTS
- Surendra Shresta, Vice President for Development, AIT
- Ambuj Sagar, Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies, IITD
- Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Keynote speech

Professor Luo, Minister of Higher Eduction, Science & Technology, Zambia

Discussion of the Chairperson Summaries and Key Findings of G-STIC 2017

Interactive Plenary Session moderated by Jan Staman

Interaction with the audience

Discussion about the Chairperson Summaries and Key Findings of G-STIC 2017 with a focus on the cross-cutting themes:

- Climate-smart technology

- Gender mainstreaming

- Youth engagement

CEO Panel Oceans

Chair person: Paul Holthus

Linking the expanding ocean economy with the sustainability imperative

CEO Panel Ocean Industry

A detailed overview of the programme and panelists is available here.

UN Day

Suspension of G-STIC to celebrate the UN Day (co-organized by CIFAL-Flanders)

Keynote presentation

What is Belgium doing to achieve the SDGs? And how is technology playing a critical role in this?

Alexander De Croo
Panel discussion

Input by:

- Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
- Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, UNITAR
- Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women

Moderated by Francesca Vanthielen

Youth perspective

Short presentations:

- Winner of the G-STIC Challenge
- Sippora Zoutewelle, Dutch Bollywood actress & student

Presentation of the Chairperson Summaries and Key Findings of G-STIC 2017

Interactive panel discussion

1. Presentation of the key findings and messages of the thematic sessions

2. Synthesis of the cross-cutting themes

- Climate-smart technology: Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN

- Gender mainstreaming: Yannick Glemarec, UN Women

- ICT as enabling technology: Luis Neves, GeSI

- Youth engagement: Donovan Guttieres, UNMGCY


Interactive Plenary Session: Discussion of the Chairperson Summaries and Key Findings of G-STIC 2017

Visionary Session on Topics for Future Editions of G-STIC

Visionary statements

Plenary Closing Session

High-level Plenary Closing Session