Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the event will discuss innovation models and emerging technologies that can aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the Arab region. The discussions will focus on economic and social development, with an emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurship and the improvement of social well-being.
Participants will consider selected international activities related to technology and innovation for the SDGs, as well as case studies from the international, regional and national arenas, to stimulate the sharing of knowledge and lessons learned, and encourage partnership among various stakeholders to foster the role of innovation and technology for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
dates: 5-7 December 2017
location: Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon