AUG 17 | Science, technology and innovation in favor of the Sustainable Development Goals

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The CILAC Forum holds a new virtual meeting on August 17 at 5 p.m. (URU/ARG), focused on the role of science, technology and innovation in favor of the SDGs, together with leaders from the region. Since its launch, more than 20 thousand people have been part of the meetings of the #CienciaEnMovimiento cycle of CILAC.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development positioned Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and capacity building, as one of the seven strategic areas of action in support of the Goals. Sustainable Development (SDG). As a result of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT), stands as the operational body to ensure the implementation of the STI mandate. The IATT promotes “coordination, coherence and cooperation, within the United Nations system, on STI-related matters, increasing synergy and efficiency, in particular, to improve capacity-building initiatives.”

After the successful completion of several training workshops, the IATT decided to prepare a short manual to be used as reference material among Member States interested in the design and implementation of STI-oriented policies, based on the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG), to inform the planned goals. The content comes directly from those objectives presented in the different training sessions, plus the material obtained through interaction with the participants in the sessions.

UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to the advancement of science, has had a prominent participation in the preparation of this manual, as it has a special responsibility for promoting this type of reflection on policies, together with other important organizations and agencies. involved. At the next meeting of the CILAC Forum, the manual “Science, technology and innovation for the SDGs” will be presented. Guidelines for formulating public policies”, through a dialogue with experts involved in its preparation, and specialists who will comment on the strategic importance of this tool for the design of public policies: Fernando Santiago (UNIDO), Victor Gomez-Valenzuela (INTEC, Dominican Republic) and Monica Salazar (Technopolis Group), moderated by Claudia De Fuentes (Saint Mary's University Business School, Canada).

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