MC: Mr. Hirotaka Yamada, Manager, Office of STI for SDGs, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
- Welcome remarks by Dr. Teruo Kishi, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
- Welcome remarks by Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
- Opening remarks by Dr. Bill Colglazier, co-chair of the 10-Member Group 2016/17, Senior Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Opening remarks by Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, Former President and Advisor, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (PDF:603KB)
Session 1: Introduction to the STI Roadmaps for the SDGs
This session will take stock of the STI Forum discussions so far on STI Roadmaps for the SDGs; introduce a possible framework on common elements and approaches; provide an overview analysis of the submitted questionnaire responses from presenting countries; and reflect on early experiences of STI Roadmaps for the SDGs.
Moderator: Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (PDF:171KB)
- Dr. Katherine Getao, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya (PDF:1.6MB)
- Dr. George Essegbey, Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana (PDF:101KB)
- Mr. Koichi Akaishi, Councilor, Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Secretariat of Japan (PDF:486KB)
- Mr. Klaus Tilmes, Senior Adviser to the President on Science, Technology and Innovation, World Bank (PDF:495KB)
- Why do we care about STI Roadmaps for the SDGs?
- How do STI Roadmaps for the SDGs look like? What are their possible common elements?
- What are challenges and lessons from formulating and implementing STI Roadmaps for the SDGs in line with national development plans, and possible recommendations to countries to maximize STI contribution to accelerate progress toward the SDGs?
Session 2: Countries’ Visions and Practices: Foundation
This session will illustrate countries’ STI policy frameworks, action plans and strategies as foundational enabling conditions to build on to formulate STI Roadmaps addressing opportunities and challenges to achieve all the SDGs, and learn from current state of thinking and planning to extend such foundational frameworks toward the SDGs.
Moderator: Mr. Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, Chief of Section, Science Policy and Partnerships, UNESCO
- What key elements constitutes countries’ strategy, policy framework and implementation arrangements related to science, technology and innovation?
- To inform, formulate and strengthen the current STI policy framework, what analytical, diagnostic or benchmarking exercises, policy reviews, and/or financial and technical support can contribute?
- To formulate and implement STI policy framework, how domestic stakeholder groups can best be consulted, in which fora?
Session 3: Countries’ Visions and Practices: Adaptation
This session will illustrate how countries are anticipating rapid technological changes and their domestic and international socioeconomic implications, and discuss visions, strategies and policy mix to maximize benefits and minimize risks of technologies to growth and competitiveness, human welfare, environmental sustainability, stability and security, by building skills, renewing institutional capabilities, strengthening societal resilience and smoothing transitions.
Moderator: Mr. Naoto Kanehira, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank
- Mr. Gaspard Twagirayezu, Science and technology policy analyst, National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), Rwanda (PDF:1.21MB)
- Mr. Ludovico Alcorta, Research Fellow, UNU-MERIT (Former Director of Research, UNIDO) (via video) (PDF:155KB)
- Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, 10-Member Group 2016/17, Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO, IIASA (PDF:1.22MB)
- Dr. Tomoji Kawai, Executive Director, Technology Strategy Center (TSC), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan(PDF:1.22MB)
- What visions, strategies and/or sets of policy responses do countries have, to lead on, adapt to, and/or leapfrog with, rapid technological changes?
- What trend analysis, foresights, scenario exercise, consultations or roundtables to consider policy implications of emerging technologies can usefully inform policy responses?
Session 4: Countries’ Visions and Practices: Integration
This session will illustrate national strategies to achieve the SDGs, both by addressing individual Goals/Targets as well as identifying and prioritizing pathways to address trade-offs and maximize synergies, and discuss STI both as science-policy interface to provide evidence-based policy advice and as policy response through STI Roadmaps as integrated elements of national sustainable development plans.
Moderator: Mr. Satoru Ohtake, Adjunct Fellow, CRDS, Japan Science and Technology Agency (PDF:403KB)
- What sector-/domain-specific strategies or plans do countries have to advance and/or utilize STI, such as to strengthen scientific research, promote technology development, regulations or technical standards for adoption or diffusion?
- What integrated assessments of countries’ status against the SDGs, inter-linkages analysis of country-level Goals and Targets can help find desirable pathways and formulate policies to resolve trade-offs and maximize synergies using STI? How should scientific information be shared and incorporated into durable action plans implemented by multi-stakeholders?
- What is countries’ state of deliberation and policy formulation to position economy-wide STI policy framework as well as sectoral STI strategies to contribute to plans, strategies and priorities to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind?
This session will collect participants’ reflection on the first half of the meeting, summarize the discussions so far, and examine emerging messages to inform recommendations to the STI Forum 2018 as well as identify key questions requiring further discussions and analysis, through the successive sessions as well as in the Background Paper.
- Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
- Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency
- What key messages and recommendations on STI Roadmaps are emerging from the EGM discussions?
- What key discussion questions do the participants want to be addressed through the remaining sessions of the EGM?
- What knowledge gaps need to be filled to further advance the discussions on STI Roadmaps for the SDGs?
Session 6: Leaving No One Behind – facilitating STI roadmaps at national and sub-national levels and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable
This session will illustrate how countries are coordinating national and sub-national plans and strategies to achieve the SDGs including through using STI, with a view to harness urban centers as vibrant innovation ecosystems while effectively benefitting from indigenous knowledge, targeting the rural poor or vulnerable to assure no one is left behind.
Moderator: Dr. Akira Yabe, Director General, Renewable Energy Unit, Energy System & Hydrogen Unit, Technology Strategy Center (TSC), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan(PDF:6.0MB)
- Dr. Paulo Gadelha, 10-Member Group 2016/17, Coordinator of 2030 Agenda, Fiocruz, Brazil (PDF:895KB)
- Mr. Oscar Cobar, National Secretary of State on Science and Technology, National Secretariat on Science and Technology, Guatemala (PDF:537KB)
- Dr. Michal Miedzinski, Senior Research Associate, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, U.K. (PDF:412KB)
- What approaches are effective in aligning and coordinating national and subnational efforts on STI for the SDGs?
- What knowledge gaps and challenges need to be addressed in harnessing STI to address the needs of the most vulnerable and leave no one behind?
Session 7: Plans to Impact – coordination, data/indicators, accountability and results frameworks, and spending efficiency and effectiveness
This session will illustrate how countries are instituting evidence-based mechanisms to link STI plans to national development challenges, define and track progress, and discuss what data, indicators and approaches are available to evaluate what is working and what is not and foster feedback loops and real learning environment.
Moderator: Mr. Paulo Correa, Practice Manager, World Bank (PDF:266KB)
- Mr. Juan Sebastián Robledo, Director for Innovation and Industry, National Planning Department, Colombia (PDF:284KB)
- Dr. Liliana Pasecinic, Deputy Head of Unit, Interinstitutional, International Relations and Outreach, European Commission Joint Research Center(PDF:1.3MB)
- Mr. Kazuhito Oyamada, Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), JST, Japan (PDF:5.7MB)
- What monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place, and how can efficiency and effectiveness of use of STI to accelerate achievement of the SDGs be maximized?
Session 8: Collective action – multilateral and international support to STI policy capacity, addressing countries’ needs and gaps and maximizing complementarities
This session will illustrate how countries utilize STI for global efforts to achieve the SDGs, and discuss possible ways to identify and address countries STI needs and gaps and maximize complementarities among bilateral and multilateral STI programs including on capacity building.
Moderator: Mr. Kiyoshi Adachi, Legal Officer, Intellectual Property Unit, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD (PDF:97KB)
- Dr. Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (via video) (PDF:516KB)
- Mr. Jones Griff, First Secretary, Head of Science, Innovation and Global Challenges, British Embassy Tokyo
- Prof. Viktor Nedovic, Assistant Minister (International Cooperation), Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia (PDF:1.14MB)
- How can we advance international consensus and forge international partnerships, and what can countries contribute to advance international partnerships on STI Roadmaps for the SDGs?
Session 9: Wrap-up and Step Forward
This session will collect perspectives, develop recommendations to the STI Forum 2018, and define concrete steps over the next years to advance a global work program to forge partnerships among developed and developing countries, UN System and other stakeholders to formulate and strengthen STI Roadmaps at national and global levels to accelerate progress toward all countries achievement of all the SDGs.
Moderator: Mr. Klaus Tilmes, Senior Adviser to the President on Science, Technology and Innovation, World Bank
- Dr. Bill Colglazier, co-chair of the 10-Member Group 2016/17, Senior Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS
- Dr. Paulo Gadelha, 10-Member Group 2016/17, Coordinator of 2030 Agenda, Fiocruz, Brazil
- Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, Former President and Advisor, Japan Science and Technology Agency
- What outcomes should STI Forum produce at STI Roadmaps session?
- What conclusions should Background Paper produce? What contributions can the participants make?
What collective actions do we recommend through 2018-2019 milestones?
- Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan