JRC Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals

Event date
July 7, 2020
Venue
virtual
Country
OTHER
Short description

This series of three virtual meetings will build on this experience by discussing the role of STI for SDGs Roadmaps in the post-COVID 19 recovery context.

  • Part 1 will present the achievements of UN IATT STI for SDGs work stream and will focus on the lessons learnt from the Global Pilot Programme for STI for SDGs from the perspective of the pilot countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, India and Serbia and the UN and partners focal points: UNIDO, UNESCO, UNCTAD, the World Bank and EU – JRC. It will be open to the interested observers and the candidates to the Global Pilot Programme.
  • Part 2 will focus on the implementation of the STI for SDGs roadmaps in the context of their contribution to sustainable recovery and future resilience. The countries, regions, cities and international partnerships will present and discuss the roadmap implementation experience based on the challenges and achievements in implementing smart specialisation as localised roadmaps for transformation and for the achievement of the SDGs. This will be a basis to propose suggestions on how to better use STI to deliver post-crisis recovery and strengthen resilience.
  • Part 3 is proposed as a High-Level side event to UN High Level Political Forum. This meeting will summarise the conclusions from the two informal consultations and discuss the role of STI for SDGs Roadmaps in the post-COVID 19 recovery context. It will present the achievements of IATT STI for SDGs work stream and, in particular the main findings of the Background paper: Overview of the existing STI roadmapping methodologies, which accompanies the upcoming UN Guidebook on STI for SDGs Roadmaps.
Description

Dates:

Part 3:  7 July | 08:00 – 09:00 a.m. EST/14.00-15.00 CEST

Objective

This meeting will discuss the role of STI for SDGs Roadmaps in the post-COVID 19 recovery context. It will present the achievements of IATT STI for SDGs work stream and, in particular the main findings of the Background paper: Overview of the existing STI roadmapping methodologies.

This will be a basis to discuss the potential application of the STI for SDGs roadmaps to support the economic and social recovery and greener development models based on the experience of IATT partners and the countries participating in the Global Pilot Programme on STI for SDGs Roadmaps.

Participation

The virtual event will bring together high-level 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.

Key issues to focus

  • The role of STI for SDGs Roadmaps in increasing the development of national STI systems, mapping the STI capacities and stakeholders and facilitating evidence – informed policy making and better cooperation in crises
  • STI for SDGs Roadmaps as potential pathways to sustainable recovery and future resilience
  • Preparing to the implementation of STI for SDGs roadmaps and learning from practical experiences and success stories

Deliverable

Conclusions on how to apply the experience of international organizations and UN Member States on using science, technology and innovation to achieve SDGs to build pathways to sustainable recovery and future resilience.

More information

Agenda and Presentations

Agenda

For registration please visit following website: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/-/sti?inheritRedirect=true

 

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • International; Other
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Event type
  • Webinar

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on July 6, 2020
Modified on July 6, 2020