Regional Workshop on Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development
The workshop is organized as part of the process to prepare these publications and guide the work of the secretariat in the area of STI. The purpose of the workshop is to identify research gaps and policy priorities in the area of STI for sustainable development, with a particular focus on the role of trade and investment.
The recommendations of the workshop will result in the commissioning of three consultancies to prepare technical background papers on specific priority areas to fill identified research gaps. These studies will be discussed in a regional consultation meeting which will take place during ESCAP’s Fourth Trade and Investment Week, 2-6 November 2015. The outcome of that meeting will feed into the proceedings of the 4th session of the Committee on Trade and Investment, which will be held from 4 to 6 November.