When: 17-18 October 2018
Where: Jakarta, Indonesia
The project Asia-Pacific Facility for Accelerating Science and Technology (AP-FAST) aims as a major tool to address the Science and Technology challenges that governments of Asia and the Pacific region may be facing in implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and related targets defined in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Built on the development expectations of the region, the project brings together high-level experts to discuss and develop tools and policies on scientific knowledge sharing to guide governments of the region in incorporating the SDGs into their development plans and implementing them. Science, technology, and innovation (STI), including engineering as well as the social sciences and the humanities plays a crucial role for sustainable development. It recognizes the need to mobilize science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) at multiple levels and across disciplines to gather or create the necessary knowledge and thus lay the foundations for practices to address global challenges today and in the future.
UNESCO Office Jakarta implemented the project to enable the global agenda achievement and associated targets in regional and national level and boost coherence between national and global development plans. As part of the project activities, the workshop will bring together key actors and stakeholders from the piloting sites (Langkawi Island/Malaysia, Davao/Philippines and Dili/Timor Leste) of APFAST, to discuss the challenges and responses of the Asia and The Pacific region in implementing the new development Agenda 2030 with focus especially on SDGs 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 17. In addition, it is related to AP-FAST sub programme include all thematic areas under UNESCO Natural Sciences sector (FASTWater, FAST-Ecosystems, FAST-Climate, FAST-DRR, FAST-Innovation, FAST-Ocean).
- Regional Workshop on Accelerating Science and Technology to Foster the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific and Launching of AP-FAST
Mr. Ardito M. Kodijat
Programme Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Information
Coordinator of Indian Ocean Tsunami