Webinar - Technology and Innovation Report 2021: The role of civil activism


08 avril 2021
10:00 - 11:30 hrs. CEST
Online

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION REPORT 2021

Catching Technological Waves: Innovation with Equity, The Role of Civil Activism

 

  • What is the impact of frontier technologies on inequalities?
  • How can governments minimize risks and maximize opportunities?
  • How can international cooperation help?

The answer to these questions is critical for the achievement of the SDGs.

Technology is ambiguously seen both as a friend and a foe. Innovation drives prosperity, and frontier technologies (e.g. AI, robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology) could be transformative in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But rapid advances can have serious downsides if they outpace the ability of societies to adapt.

UNCTAD's Technology and Innovation Report 2021 critically examines the possibility of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones.

Objectives

The webinar disseminated the key messages and recommendations of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report 2021.

The webinar served as a platform for peer learning by discussing and disseminating inclusive innovation strategies that are being explored by civil society organizations, governments, development partners, and other stakeholders.

Programme

Moderator: Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International 

Opening remarks:

Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD 

Pradeep Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International

Carlos María Correa, Executive Director, The South Centre

Presentation of the Technology and Innovation Report 2021:

Clovis Freire, Economist, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD, Team Leader of the Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Panelists:

Neth Daño, Coordinator and Asia Director ETC Group, the Philippines

Robert D. Atkinson, President,  Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Peter Mwencha, Assistant Professor, American International University, Kuwait

Mike Jensen, Labs-Community Networks Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

 

WATCH THE WEBINAR

 

 

There is some issue in accessing document path, Please contact to Site Admin

There is some issue in accessing document path, Please contact to Site Admin


Co-organisateur(s):
CUTS International; The South Centre

languages

Langue(s)

English  |