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Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa on “Innovation for Sustainable Development”, 14 March, 2013, Dar es Salaam

A regional preparatory meeting on the theme “Innovation for sustainable development”, was held on 14 March 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting was organized in preparation for the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review of the UN Economic and Social Council, to be held in Geneva in July 2013, on the theme: “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals”. It was hosted by the Government of Tanzania in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

The meeting brought together policy makers in the STI and sustainable development sectors from the countries in the region, representatives of local governments, multilateral institutions, key donors, civil society and the private sector, to identify trends and challenges in regards to fostering innovation for sustainable development in the region.

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Presentations:

  • Opening Statement:
    • Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, Secretary-General for the International Conference on Small Island Developing States
    • Ambassador Néstor Osorio, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Honourable Minister Prof. Nadia Zakhary, Minister of Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt
  • Professor Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  • Dr. George Owusu Essegbey, Director, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Accra, Ghana
  • Ms. Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Chief, Science and Technology Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
  • Closing Statement:
  • key Policy Messages for the 2013 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review:
    • Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, Secretary-General for the International Conference on Small Island Developing States

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