Making Science, Innovation and Research work for the Sustainable Development Goals
17-21 June 2019 Jointly organised with:
United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC), University of East London (UEL), London, UK
Hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), London, UK
The theme of the conference is to strengthening the role of science, innovation and research uptake in service of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SD). The conference critically examined the important role of science, innovation and research for the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and to provoke forward thinking on the role of science, innovation and research in solving global problems related to sustainability as well as the potential of Industry 4.0 for the implementation of SDGs. While it is largely argued that Industry 4.0 has the potential to produce innovative solutions to global issues but the problematique of managing science, innovation and research for SD is strongly influenced by the institutional culture in which international discussions have taken place. Successful management of science, innovation and research requires developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of digital revolution. These new approaches call for actions to create different appropriate ways of doing things and of doing new things that will be essential to solve our future problems and help in the implementation of SDGs. Systematic search for opportunities is important for helping to ameliorate the many problems facing the globe. We must therefore produce, consume and organise ourselves differently.
Proceedings – Outlook 2019