The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals is currently ongoing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (May 15 and 16, 2017). AfricaLics scientific board and secretariat are strongly represented at the forum by Dr. Ann Kingiri from Kenya, Dr. Bitrina Diyamett from Tanzania and Dr. George Owusu Essegbey from Ghana.
The theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, and the Member States have decided that the HLPF 2017 shall focus on six SDGs (1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14) in addition to SDG 17 that will be considered at each HLPF. In this context, the following topic may be considered for the STI Forum 2017: “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Changing World – Focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14”.
The UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for SDGs (IATT) was mandated to work with the 10 representatives from civil society, private sector and scientific community to prepare the STI Forum.