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Technology and innovation can increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of efforts to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. On the other hand, technology and innovation has also exacerbated inequalities and created new types of social divides and environmental hazards, establishing new and harder to cross frontiers between those that benefit and the excluded.
Since 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been supporting governments across the Asia-Pacific region to formulate more inclusive technology and innovation policies.
ESCAP’s new report on Frontiers of Inclusive Innovation: Formulating technology and innovation policies that leave no one behind explores how inclusivity was addressed in several innovation policies: national science, technology, and innovation (STI) policies; digital economy strategies; initiatives supporting grassroots innovations; and policies promoting inclusive business. The analysis provided in the report was based on the experience of ESCAP and on the insights of stakeholders engaged in these policy formulation processes.
The Frontiers of Inclusive Innovation Policy Forum was organized by ESCAP in collaboration with Digital Pathways at Oxford, the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN), the Honey Bee Network, and the Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN). It gathered policy makers, experts and practitioners in digital transformation, inclusive innovation, and governance to explore best practices, remaining challenges, and further opportunities to promote inclusive technology and innovation policies.
Watch the highlights of the forum below: