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    Egypt Partakes in STI Forum 2019

    Date published: 13 May 2019

    Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will participate in the 4th Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on May 14-15 at UN Headquarters in New York, USA.  The Forum is part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

    The ICT Minister's Advisor for Technology Innovation, Electronics and Training Hossam Osman will participate in the Ministerial Session “Strengthening capacity and policy for the development of STI roadmaps” held on May 14.

    During this session, Osman will present national and sub-national initiatives related to the design and review of STI for SDG roadmaps and related policy actions. The session will discuss potential support to strengthen international partnerships in the area of capacity building on STI for SDG roadmaps.

    Under the theme "STI for ensuring inclusiveness and equality, with a special focus on SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16", the Forum will discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of SDGs, congregating all relevant stakeholders to actively contribute in their area of expertise.

    The Forum will provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships. This is to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity building. In addition, it will help facilitate develop, transfer and disseminate relevant technologies for SDGs.

    The first STI Forum was held in 2016. It discussed the potential of science, technology and innovation to achieve SDGs.

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