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WELCOME To the 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum (5-6 May 2022)
CHECK OUT THE NEW PODCAST FEATURING THE CO-CHAIRS OF 2022 STI FORUM
Just Released! A new podcast featuring the two co-chairs Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya (Ukraine) and Ambassador Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn (Tanzania)-"How can we use science, technology, and innovation (STI) in achieving a sustainable future?" is now available on all major podcast platforms! Tune in and listen to the co-chairs of the 2022 STI Forum speak about science, innovation and technology for the future: bit.ly/STIPodcast.
Side events start TODAY (4 May)!
The 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum will kick off with a whole day of exciting side events TODAY, 4 May! Please check the list below of 30 side events which you could join on Whova:
TODAY's Side Events Overview
(TIME ZONE: EASTERN TIME/NEW YORK TIME)
Please note: Side events are hosted by independent organizers and do not reflect the views of the United Nations.
2022 STI Forum Secretariat
The Seventh Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)
In this episode, we speak with the co-chairs of the Science, Technology, and Innovation or STI Forum–Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Mr. Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations. They both shared their insights on advancing science and technology achievements while also addressing global challenges of inequality, digital divide, inclusion, and climate change, to name a few issues, through collaboration among different actors in society. We need novel ways to mitigate emerging risks to scientific research and we also need to further the collaboration among scientists, researchers, and policymakers in an ongoing dialogue in networks of trust and transparency to address the global challenges.
The STI Forum of the United Nations provides this space for scientific cooperation and collaboration. It is also an important space for reflections on global development problems and discussions on how science, technology, and innovation can help contribute to approaches and solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. To know more and to register for the upcoming STI Forum, please go to https://sdgs.un.org/tfm/STIForum2022.
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[Transcript of the podcast]
Paulyn Duman: Welcome to the SDG learncast with me, Paulyn Duman. In every episode, I bring you insightful conversations around the subject of sustainable development and learning, helping us all to achieve a sustainable future.
In this episode, we will be speaking about science, technology and innovation otherwise known as STI, especially in the context of the STI Forum of the United Nations.
Science and technology is intricately meshed together with society. You cannot see one without the other. For example, a lot of people depend on their mobile phones, whether they are smartphones or analog phones, for daily living. A study by the Pew Research Center in 2019 reported that nearly 50% of adults said they could not live without their smartphones. In the COVID-19 pandemic, science research has tremendously helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus the same way that scientific research has addressed several diseases globally, both infectious and non-communicable ones. Innovation, which does not always require high technology or high investment, has helped millions of lives and we will speak more about this later in this episode.
For this episode, we have the honor to have with us the co-chairs of the STI Forum, Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Mr. Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations.
Perhaps before we start, could you tell us about the Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum of the United Nations?
Ambassador Kennedy Godfrey Gastorn: The STI Forum is a venue where you facilitate interaction, matchmaking, and establishment of stakeholders, networks and partnerships. It’s also a platform that allows people to exchange ideas and share experiences on how science, technology, and innovation could further accelerate the implementation of sustainable development.
It’s also important to note that the STI Forum is able to identify lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how to better mobilize STI for sustainable development. Furthermore, at the Forum, we anticipate that we’ll discuss how can we improve the science policy-society interface at all levels, and also increase international scientific collaboration for tackling the world’s most intractable challenges.
Now, in terms of participation, the Forum will bring together high-level policymakers and senior government officials, including ministers, scientists, research institutions, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, representative of organized science-acknowledged communities, the UN system and international organizations from various parts of the world. They will all come together under the umbrella of the upcoming STI Forum.
Now regarding the question on the topics that will be discussed during the forum, I can say that the forum will have two parts which are the ministerial session and which will focus primarily on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs and sustainable coming from COVID -19 pandemic. This session will also among others discuss best practices of technologies and innovation that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis to tackle inequities or inequalities, particularly affecting vulnerable groups, including those equalizing access to good, quality healthcare, education and finance, and perhaps also, how can the national STI roadmaps and many other action plans can be aligned regionally and globally towards a more cost-effective SDGs-focused STI development.
Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya: The STI Forum is exceptionally important to all countries, all the United Nations, because we can’t imagine any advances in the areas of responsibility of the United Nations without applying modern technologies and advancing science achievements. As the world becomes even more sophisticated, and it is very difficult sometimes even to learn about the advance of science, let alone use it in practice. So I’m very happy that scientists and scholars all around the world are so engaged in, and are happy to work with us politicians here in the United Nations for the benefit of the countries, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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