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18th Global Development Conference


GDN's global devlopment conference on 'Science Technology and Innovation for Development' was a forum where global actors from governments, research, private sector and civil society shared knowledge and practices on innovative initiatives to address the development challenges of today and tomorrow. Discussions enabled progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The thematic focus of the conference was threefold: Global Health ChallengesSustainable Agriculture, and Skills, Employment & Industrial Transformation

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Science, technology and innovation (STI) impact our lives in many different ways. From the fast changes taking place in the digital sphere of the economy to the anticipated shifts on the labor markets through vastly altered demand for skills: the impact of STI can also be seen on global, national and regional policies, the business environment and the understanding of knowledge systems. Innovation has clear implications for development in sectors such as health, agriculture, and industry, and it has become the key driver of growth in the knowledge economy. The conference took stock of this debate, and discussed the ways forward to enable the use of Science, Technology and Innovation to encourage progress.


GDN's 18th Global Development Conference, titled 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development,' was held in New Delhi


The conference was held in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration, the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO. See the full list of conference partners.


GDN's 18th Global Development Conference, titled 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development,' was held on 22-23 March, 2018.


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