Formulating inclusive science, technology and innovation policies

November 16, 202114:00 - 16:00Bangkok Time(GMT+7)

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

Breakout discussions

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

Getting started

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