E-discussion: Building the future we want with science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture: 18 February - 19 March 2013


Building the future we want with science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture

Photos: (left) Beninese Afropoprock musician Sessime’s ' career took off after she got the chance to have her CD marketed through the ground-breaking IFCD-sponsored Promixus Rezo project. Photo by Gomez Bruno; (right) UNDP Photo Database.

Phase I (18 Feb - 04 March) moderated by Lidia Brito (UNESCO) and Selim Jahan (UNDP) with the assistance from Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch (UNESCO),  will concentrate on a critical role of STI in tackling global development challenges. Phase II (05 March – 19 March) moderated by Guiomar Alonso Cano (UNESCO) and Sara Ferrer (MDG-Fund at UNDP) with the assistance of Giovanni Boccardi, World Heritage Center (UNESCO), will focus on culture as a driver and an enabler for sustainable development and achieving the MDGs.

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Infographic Phase I & II : What topics were discussed most

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MDG-F Videos on Culture and Development

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