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United Nations launches a call for research proposals on evidence-based financial solutions for women entrepreneurs

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched a call for research proposals which will provide up to US$ 25,000 in funding to a maximum of 6 proposals, to undertake human centered design inspired research. The research should explore the nuanced challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in accessing financing at different stages of their enterprise journey and offer solutions to those challenges.

Expert Group Meeting: Regional Consultation on “Guidelines for inclusive technology and innovation policies for sustainable development”

VIRTUAL MEETING, THAILAND BY INVITATION ONLY Technology and innovation can potentially increase the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of efforts to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. However, technology and innovation can be a source of inequality and exclusion. As recognized by the UN General Assembly, the promise of science, technology and innovation remains unfulfilled for the poor. A variety of policies and initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region promote inclusive technology and innovation. The consultation will be an opportunity to:

Co-Creation of Myanmar STI Policy: Inaugural Session

In early 2020, ESCAP agreed to support the Department of Research and Innovation (DRI), Ministry of Education, of Myanmar to formulate the national STI Policy and Strategy for Sustainable and Inclusive Development.