G-STIC at the 2018 STI Forum

The third STI Forum

Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

The annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) is a part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda.

The STI Forum provides a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships. All of this is done with a two-fold purpose in mind. First, it aims to identify and examine technology needs and gaps in terms of scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building. Second, it intends to facilitate the development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The third STI Forum took place on 5-6 June 2018 in UN Headquarters, New York.

The G-STIC event at the STI Forum

Sharing the key findings of the 2017 G-STIC conference

The event organized by G-STIC on June 7, following the 2018 STI Forum, reported the key findings of the 2017 edition of the G-STIC conference. Those key findings have been illustrated and enlarged upon with the goal to identify concrete policy actions that can forward sustainable technological transitions towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

This G-STIC event showcased market-ready and scalable examples of integrated technological solutions that are applied on the ground and that can significantly contribute to the achievements of the SDGs. It provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about these practical applications of technological transformations for the SDGs, and to assess the usefulness of their application in their own country.

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Presentations and panel discussions

Promoting inclusion and equity in technological systems

As the 2017 G‐STIC conference addressed aspects such as gender mainstreaming and youth engagement, one of the G-STIC event session at the STI Forum was dedicated to the cross-cutting themes that are of fundamental importance to all the SDGs.

Presentations by different stakeholders zoomed in on key actions to ensure students acquire the skills to support sustainable development and raise the participation and engagement of women with integrated technological solutions for sustainable development. Drawing from real-life examples, they illustrated how progress can be made towards achieving gender equality and ensuring inclusive and equitable education.