High-Level Political Forum

New York, July 12 2017

On Wednesday, 12 July 2017, during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, a side event, ‘G-STIC 2017: Technological solutions for the SDGs,’ was presented at the Belgium Mission to the UN. The side event brought together policy makers, scientists and the private sector to explore integrated technologies solutions that could potentially have a large impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the climate change goals, and contribute to a systemic change.

The video below by IISD Reporting Services provides an overview of the side event. This video was produced by Tasha Goldberg and filmed/edited by Nemo Allen.


Agenda

G-STIC 2017: Technological solutions for the SDGs


Opening remarks

H.E. Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN

H.E. Ambassador Tanmaya Lal, Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN

Chair/Moderator

H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN and Special Envoy on SDG implementation and Climate Change

Panelists

Ambassador Dessima Williams, Special Adviser, Implementation of the SDGs, Office of the President of the UN General Assembly

Daniel Mejia, Global Policy Officer, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)

Hafeez Rehman, Senior Director TERI Europe / Director VITO India

Cosmas Ochieng, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

Dirk Fransaer, Director General VITO

Open discussion

What is the role/importance of technology for the SDGs? What are the gaps and opportunities on the path of accelerating the development, dissemination and deployment of integrated technological solutions for the implementation of the SDGs?

Concluding remarks

H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau

Practicalities

When: Wednesday 12 July 2017 - 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (lunch will be provided)

Where: Belgian Mission to the UN, 885 Second Avenue, Floor 41

If you want to attend: RVSP to Kathelijne.Cooreman@diplobel.fed.be

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017

Geneva, June 12 2017

Agenda

Fostering Technological Solutions for the SDGs


Part 1 - Presentations

Keynote (via Webex): ‘#SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges’ - Luis Neves, GeSI Chairman/Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Telekom

Introduction on the G-STIC Conference series - Robby Berloznik, Senior Advisor VITO/Director Programma G-STIC

Making ICT deliver sustainability: Co-design for sustainable lifestyles - Marco van der Ree, Senior Advisor CSCP

Part 2 - Panel discussion

IT revolution in water services and water management - Ger Bergkamp, Executive Director at International Water Association

ITU-T SG5: Environment, Climate Change and Circular Economy - Producing standards to achieve the SDGs - Maria Victoria Sukenik, Chairman ITU-T Study Group

Remote sensing and the SDGs - Dirk Van Speybroeck, Strategy Advisor VITO

Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, May 16 2017

Agenda

Technological solutions for the SDGs


Opening remarks

H.E. Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN

H.E. Ambassador Tanmaya Lal, Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN

Keynote speech

Integrated technological solutions with transformative impact on the SDGs - Mr. Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director VITO

(click on the title to download the PDF of this presentation)

20th session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Geneva, May 11 2017

Agenda

Technologies working towards the Sustainable Development Goals


Welcoming remarks

Ms. Shamika Sirimanne Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

Mr. Kris Dierckx, General Representative of the Government of Flanders, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN in Geneva


(click on the title to download the PDF of each technical presentation)

Technology needs for the implementation of Circular Economy - Mr. Karl Vrancken

Exploring gaps & opportunities for deploying energy positive communities - Mr. Guy Vekemans

From waste water to resourceful water: the science and technology transformation - Ms. Inge Genné

Remote sensing as an essential tool to achieve global food security - Mr. Bart Deronde

The G-STIC Conference Series - Ms. Veerle Vandeweerd