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Events & Publications on the topic: Inclusive Technology

Launch of the process to co-create a South and Triangular Collaboration Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation

In this launch event of the co-creation process, participants from the senior and technical policy groups will work together to explore potential topics of interest for collaboration on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the sustainable and inclusive development of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam (CLTV). This workshop is part of an initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to support CLTV countries develop a South and Triangular (SST) Collaboration Programme on science, technology and innovation (STI). 

Workshop on Identifying Priorities on Science, Technology and Innovation for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam

The workshop is part of an initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to support CLTV countries develop a South and Triangular (SST) Collaboration Programme on science, technology and innovation (STI) . In this technical workshop of the co-creation process, participants from the senior and technical policy groups will work together to define common priorities for collaboration on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the sustainable and inclusive development of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam (CLTV).



Webinar on Technology and Innovation with Equity: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific

We live in a time of growing prosperity alongside growing inequalities where technology is ambiguously seem both as a friend and a foe. Innovation drives prosperity, and frontier technologies could be transformative in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. But rapid advances can have serious downsides if they outpace the ability of societies to adapt.

Call for Participation to Research and Produce a Policy-Relevant Paper on AI for Social Good

Call for Participation to ‘Research and Produce a Policy-Relevant Paper on “AI for Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Government Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific” that can help inform AI policies and strategies in Thailand’ – a United Nations ESCAP-APRU-Google collaboration Deadline for application: 22 February 2022 Call for Participation can be downloaded here.

Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

The world is experiencing a rapid demographic transition towards an ageing population. In particular, North-East Asia is home to around one third of all older persons aged 65 and above in the world. While rising life expectancy is one of humanity’s major achievements, population ageing presents unprecedented economic and social challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic further changes the socio-economic life of older persons, poses a high risk to their health and well-being, and impedes their ability to stay active and socially connected.


Promoting Gender Equality in the Technology Industry

The world is experiencing a rapid digital transformation. In view of the digital divide, the importance of diversity and inclusion is magnified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In particular, the existing under-representation of women in the technology industry, which may marginalize women in the future of work, warrants special attention.