Eighth annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

The eighth annual STI Forum will be held from 3 to 4 May 2023 on the theme of: “Science, technology and innovation for accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”.

Organised by the UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT), the STI Forum is a United Nations platform for facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices on STI for sustainable development. Bringing together a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, academia, civil society and international organisations, it will also provide inputs to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will be held from 10 to 19 July 2023.

For more details on the STI Forum, please visit the website: https://sdgs.un.org/tfm/STIForum2023.

Special event: First STI in Africa Day (2 May 2023)

In addition to the STI Forum, a special event called the First STI in Africa Day will take place on 2 May 2023 at the margins of the forum. Aligned with the theme of the African Regional STI Forum 2023, which was held in Niger from 26-27 February 2023, this event will focus on “STI4SDGs: Priority Areas, Levers and Actionable Steps for Africa”.

Its objective is to provide a platform for exchanging ideas and exploring ways to accelerate the development, application, and scaling up of technologies to fast-track progress on the SDGs and Agenda 2063.  The co-organisers of STI in Africa Day at the STI Forum are DESA and ECA, with the support of FAO, MIT, UNESCO, and the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)/IDTFAA.

Link to registration form to attend it in person

Deadline for registration: 14 April 2023