The Commission will address two priority themes, namely:
Smart cities and infrastructure
Foresight for digital development
The nineteenth session will review the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
In addition, the Commission will hear presentations on national science, technology and innovation policy reviews.
Participants will include Ministers and representatives of governments, civil society, the business community, academia and international and regional organizations. Most member States will be represented by high-level delegations.
The first day will consist of an opening ceremony and two ministerial roundtables, one entitled "Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results", held in the morning, and another entitled "Review of progress made in the implementation of WSIS outcomes", held in the afternoon.
The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 9 May 2016.
TopicCommission on Science and Technology for Development
Acting Director, Division on Technology and Logistics
Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
Chief, Science and Technology Section
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Division on Technology and Logistics
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