THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN ATTAINING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) -PROF. SULEIMAN ELIAS BOGORO

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SDG IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK IN CONTEXT
Global partnership and engagement at country level on how best to sustainably co-exist peacefully on planet earth both now and in the future was the basis for adoption of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) by 175 countries of the United Nations (UN) in 2015. The annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) is a part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It is expected to “provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals.” It will “discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the sustainable development goals, congregating all relevant stakeholders to actively contribute in their area of expertise (UN, SDGs) Resulting from indigenous peoples’ participation in the TFM, this allowed for the inclusion of discussions on indigenous knowledge as a way to approach the science-policy interface and to mobilize science, technology and innovation for the achievement of SDGs. In this context, given the cross-cutting nature of the SDGs and STI, multidisciplinary and integrated approaches were deemed necessary to take into account different sources of knowledge, including traditional knowledge (UN,SDGs) DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT IN PDF FORMAT

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