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On July 17th 2015, Science Technology and Policy Institute ─ International Innovation Cooperation Center (STEPI-IICC) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) jointly hosted “The 4th Science & Technology ODA Forum”.
The 4th Science & Technology ODA Forum’s theme was “Korean Science & Technology ODA Model under an integrated Post-2015 framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

The 4th Science and Technology ODA forum consisted of four speech sessions and one group discussion session. Keynote Speech Session I ─ which was given on “Science & Technology ODA under the SDGs framework” by Soo-gil Yang, Co-Chair and Director of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Korea ─ focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Korea’s agenda regarding S&T ODA. Keynote Speech Session II was given on “Korean S&T ODA model: is it possible?” by Deok Soon Yim, Senior Research Fellow of STEPI-IICC. Next Speech Session covered S&T ODA projects carried out in Ethiopia by Jin-Sang Lee, professor at Duksung Women’s University. Last Speech Session introduced KOICA’s Strategic Plan for STI ODA projects by Saangkeub Lee, Assistant Manager of KOICA”s Technology & Innovation Supporting Team.
During the discussion session, experts examined the growing importance of S&T ODAs and feasible Korean S&T ODA model under the POST-2015 framework.
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