Expert Group Meeting on Promoting science, technology, innovation and policies for achieving structural economic transformation and sustainable development in LLDCs                                                  
                                         
                 
                                                                10-11 April 2019,Geneva 

 

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Promoting science, technology, innovation and policies for achieving structural economic transformation and sustainable development in LLDCs on 10-11 April in Geneva.

The meeting will review how LLDCs can best utilize science, technology and innovation for supporting structural transformation of their economies and asses the national environment for STI generation in LLDCs as well as domestic and international support to facilitate STI for structural transformation of LLDCs, reviewing the role played by all the different stakeholders. It will be a platform to share ideas, lessons learned and best practices on how to utilize STI for enhancing competitiveness, improving efficiency, promoting sustainable industrialization and value-addition in LLDCs, with an emphasis on sectors such as industry and manufacturing, agriculture, transport, information and communications, finance and energy, etc.

Concrete recommendations on how to utilize science, technology and innovation for structural economic transformation of LLDCs will be suggested, that are important for the accelerated implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The recommendations from the meeting will also feed into the outcome document of the midterm review on the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action.

Opening:

Mr. Sandagdorj Erdenebileg, Chief, UN Office of High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

Session 1:

Panel 1:

Panel 2:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

Closing:

Summary of discussions and key policy messages by Mr. Sandagdorj Erdenebileg, UN-OHRLLS

 

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