28/02-1/03/2022 – STRINGS Project Workshop

The STRINGS final workshop will gather researchers, policymakers, funders and civil society to discuss and share experiences on how prioritisations in science, technology and innovation (STI) may need to be revised to better address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different contexts — with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries.

This dialogue will help build a more diverse and concise understanding of the current Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) / SDG challenges, aiming to identify what a future STI research and policy agenda would require.

The workshop builds on STRINGS’ work around the above issues. The project team will present evidence, tools and guidelines produced over the last two years, aiming to empower more effective policy actions as well as more inclusive political and technical debates about the possible roles for STI in meeting the SDGs by 2030, and the ways this might be achieved in different contexts. The speakers together with the workshop participants, will explore the following questions, in four two-hour long sessions, over two days.

  1. Can current science, technology and innovation (STI) pathways lead to sustainable development?
  2. What local and global governance is needed to steer STI for the SDGs?
  3. What STI can lead to a positive impact on SDGs? Under what conditions? In which contexts? With which synergies and trade-offs?
  4. How do we recognise STI impacts on SDGs? Using more inclusive data, tools and methods for research and policy

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