UNLDC-5's Special Session on harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation to support Structural Transformation and LDC Graduation
Science, technology and innovation (STI) play a crucial role in promoting inclusive development and the achievement of the SDGs. Advances in STI policies offer exponential opportunities in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Building back better to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics will require LDCs to structurally transform their economies, build productive capacities, and develop STI policies that promote investment in STI and bridge the digital divide among countries.
The special session will address critical issues for LDCs to structurally transform and pursue graduation through science, technology and innovation.
The objective of this High-Level Roundtable is to bring together global leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal and the UN to highlight challenges, and identify concrete suggestions on how governments, the private sector and multilateral organisations can enable the LDCs to harness science, technology and innovation to achieve structural transformation and graduate.
1 September 2021
Virtual event, Geneva