Explore how different countries are formulating inclusive science, technology, and innovation (STI) policies. The session will discuss various dimensions of inclusive STI policies and identify means to design for inclusion.
14:00 – 14:18
Scene-setting and Meet & Greet between participants
Opening remarks by Marta Pérez Cusó, Economics Affairs Officer, ESCAP
14:18 – 14:48
The impact & the challenges
Interview-based panel discussion with policy experts about why inclusion matters and how to make a case for inclusion within policy making.
Dr. Anthony Sales, Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
Mr. Geert van der Veen, Director, Technopolis
Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency, Government of Thailand
Mr. Rafael Torquato Cruz, Project Officer, ESCAP
14:58 – 15:23
In breakout groups, panelists will facilitate a conversation about science, technology, and innovation policies. There will be an opportunity for participants to share some of the inclusive science, technology, and innovation policy gaps they are looking to close and speak about approaches they are already applying.
15:23 – 15:55
A synthesis of discussions followed by a panel discussion and share out about the steps the panelists have accomplished to create science, technology, and innovation interventions in their sector.
15:55 – 16:00
Closing remarks and end of Session 2