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The 3rd Science Technology ODA Forum

On April 3rd 2015, Science Technology and Policy Institute- International Innovation Cooperation Center (STEPI-IICC) and Korean National Commission for UNESCO jointly hosted “The 3rd Science & Technology ODA Forum”. The Forum not only encouraged experts from government research institutes, universities and private firms to share insightful experiences regarding Science & Technology Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects in different regions but also provided future directions to constructive public –private-partnership (PPP) in the science & technology ODA field.

The 3rd Science and Technology ODA forum consisted of four speech sessions and one group discussion session. Keynote Speech session which was given on “UNESCO and Science & Technology ODA” by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO focused on UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and vital agenda regarding S&T ODA.

Other Speech sessions covered S&T ODA projects conducted in Dominican Republic, Republic of Colombia, and Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia carried out by Kwangwoon University, STEPI –IICC and LG Electronics Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team.

During the discussion session, experts examined the scope of S&T ODA, the importance of S&T Parks, Human Resource Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the necessity for systematic PPP.

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