The 5th ESCWA Technology Center’s Technical Committee Meeting
Since its establishment in 2010, ESCWA Technology Centre has been assisting the member countries to harness science and technology for enhancing their socio-economic development, and establishing their national technology development and transfer systems. In 2016, in support of addressing the challenges of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development which was launched in late 2015, ETC developed a responsive work plan targeted towards assisting the member countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Furthermore, in 2017 ETC is committed for the following expected accomplishments within the overall objectives to mainstream the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development into regional and national policy processes and programs:
- To map, analyze and improve the national technology development and transfer landscape system components and relevant legislations to obtain a more productive and legal framework that is more coherent in support of more inclusive economic development;
- To strengthen the scientific content of various critical economic sectors with selective contributions related to adequate technologies for food security, green development, sustainable energy and water resources enforcing the socio-economic resilience in Member countries;
- To facilitate regional cooperation in research, development and innovation addressing challenges in identified regional sustainable development priorities like Water, Energy, Food security and adaptation to and mitigation of Climate Change.