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STI-focused workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences and more...

ESCAP-WIPO innovation driven development: Building national institutional capacities in the least developed countries in Asia and the Pacific

*The exact date of the event will be announced soon*

Regional event on "Innovation driven development: Building national institutional capacities in the least developed countries in Asia and the Pacific" organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).

Workshop on Policies to Support Grassroots Innovation

Grassroots innovation is a modality of inclusive innovation that enables extremely affordable, niche-adapted solutions to local problems, often unaided by public sector or outsiders even from NGO sector in the initial phase.

Expert Group Meeting on Science and Technology Parks

Science and technology parks can serve as useful vehicles for innovation and growth of start-ups. However, effective development and management of these parks is not always easy. Among many questions, what policies should be put in place to facilitate development of science and technology parks? In an era of digital connectivity, how should science and technology parks adjust themselves to embrace new opportunities and challenges?

Asia-Pacific AI for Social Good Summit

Organised by ESCAP and hosted by the Government of Thailand, the Summit will explore how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to promote social and economic impact and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. It will showcase research and spark discussion on creating an enabling environment for the growth and application of AI, the likely social impact and risks and challenges associated with AI.

International Conference on Inclusive Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Promoting the Transfer of New and Emerging Technologies in Water and Energy Sectors

Water and energy are critical resources for sustainable and inclusive development as recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) and 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) respectively. Harnessing technology and innovation to achieve these goals requires inclusive policies that ensures no one is left behind. For this purpose, concerted efforts are needed to develop and adopt inclusive policies, strategies and best practices by the member States.

The Role of Social Enterprise in Peace-building, Resilience and Sustainability A National Policy Dialogue

The Philippines development paradox of high poverty and inequality despite economic growth is a challenging start. Self-rated poverty among Filipinos rose to 46% in 2017 from 44% in 2016, even as the Philippine economy recorded one of the fastest growth rates in the region. In a recent release by Forbes magazine on the annual list of wealthiest people on the planet, 12 richest Filipinos had a combined fortune of $55.6 billion, nearly a fifth of the domestic economy.

International Conference on Technology Transfer & Internationalization of Technology-based SMEs and Startups

Science Technology and Innovation (STI) collaboration in the Asia and the Pacific Region is aimed at developing and diffusing STI in strengthening its economic competitiveness, and therefore promotion of innovation in the region become a necessity.

For this purpose a concerted efforts focusing on three key activities need to be undertaken, namely:

(a) facilitation the flow of technology and innovation information from various sources within the Asia-Pacific region and also from outside of the region;

MOSTI- APCTT Fourth Industrial Revolution Conference 2018 on New and emerging technologies in achieving SDGs

Science, technology and innovation (STI) has been identified as a means of implementation of the post-2015 development agenda and for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Emerging technologies or often referred to as disruptive technologies in the sphere of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) have the potential to improve quality of life and societal well-being, drive economic growth as well as increase productivity and efficiency.

Policy Research workshop: Supporting policy makers in the Asia-Pacific region to formulate and implement effective policies and strategies to foster social entrepreneurship and impact investment

The Policy Research Workshop is an invite only event, hosted by the Global Steering Group (GSG), United Nations ESCAP and the British Council. The workshop is delivered as part of the ESCAP-British Council partnership to support social entrepreneurship and impact investment in the Asia Pacific region. The event takes places as part of the GSG Impact Summit 2018.