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Highlights: Empowering STI governance in Chile

From September 9 to 10, 2015, STEPI-IICC and the World Bank jointly hosted "The 1st International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Development" at Sheraton Seoul D Cube City.

The conference was sponsored by 6 partner organizations, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Green Technology Center, Seoul National University ITTP, Korea Environment Institute (KEI), The International Association of Area Studies (IAAS), Scientists and Engineering Without Borders.


Highlights: Empowering STI governance in Chile

Nowadays, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are emerging as one of the main issues in global development cooperation. For instance, the Synthesis Report of UN Secretary General issued in December 2014 emphasizes three implementation areas for the Post 2015 development agenda, which are financing, investing in capacities for sustainable development and STI. Theoretical researches and cooperation model for STI are important for the economic growth of developing countries. But we also need to share the development experience of various countries and learn from each other.

In this background, STEPI-IICC organized the conference to discuss STI cooperation development, share information between experts, build network and promote STI cooperation researches.


Highlights: Empowering STI governance in Chile

The main theme of the conference was "STI for Shared Prosperity" and there were 8 individual sessions; ▲STI and Development, ▲Role of STI Capabilities in Promoting Development, ▲Strengthening STI Cooperation for Development, ▲Approaches in Leveraging ICT for Development, ▲Green Technology for Climate Change Response in Developing Countries, ▲STI Policy in Developing Countries, ▲Innovation and Regional Development.

More than 300 people, composed of policy makers of STI sector, researchers from Government Research Institutes and universities, government officials and experts from international organizations, attended the conference. In addition, 9 foreign ambassadors to Korea demonstrated their deep interests in the conference.


Highlights: Empowering STI governance in Chile

The conference provided a global platform to exchange the knowledge on the sustainable development with S&T, and enable various theories of STI and development to be discussed among policy makers and experts.

The 2nd International Conference will be held next year and continue to serve as an international platform to share both experience and develop knowledge on STI and development.
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